Cultura is a distinctive ‘go to’ organisation whose USP is to enable people to be the essential creative force in shaping society and making places special through cultural heritage. Our projects are exemplars for sustainable development, supporting health and wellbeing and enabling people to make a positive contribution to their locality through volunteering, education, skills development and training. We’re to be found working in England, Scotland and across Europe.
For over 50 years Cultura has supported the values and traditions that shape our cultural town and landscapes. Our roots in civil society and public engagement in ‘place making’ evolved into productive reuse of landmark historic buildings, then supporting employability by investing in lifelong learning through traditional skills training. We participate in a range of European programmes and networks, in the last 20 years focusing on delivering climate heritage demonstration projects – sustainable relationships between people, place and environment. Our properties include two working watermills which complement historic and contemporary renewable energy generation. Our vision for the next 10 years is to strengthen alignment of Cultura’s credentials with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, especially cultural heritage’s contribution to climate action, adopting ESG (Environment, Social, Governance), thereby being true to our mission that ‘Here is what we make of it‘.