Maria Vlachou is a Cultural Management and Communications consultant, founding member and Executive Director of Acesso Cultura, and author of the bilingual blog Musing on Culture. In the past, she was Communications Director of São Luiz Municipal Theatre and Head of Communication of Pavilion of Knowledge – Ciência Viva (Lisbon). International Fellow at ISPA - International Society for the Performing Arts (2018); Fellow at the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center in Washington (2011-2013); M.A. in Museum Studies (University College London, 1994); B.A. in History and Archaeology (University of Ioannina, Greece, 1992).
Maria Vlachou, Executive Director of Acesso Cultura | Access Culture, a not-for-profit that promotes access to cultural participation in Portugal, writes about work being done in the country to break down structural and geographical barriers to arts and culture.