We are a growing coalition of organisations, groups and individuals seeking cultural democracy in the UK.
We formed after The World Transformed festival in Brighton in September 2017 and have since launched the draft Manifesto for Cultural Democracy which was produced as a result of these events.
Our members include Red Pepper Magazine, Public and Commercial Services Union Culture Group, the Raymond Williams Foundation, Culture Matters, The World Transformed, Sophie Hope, Ashish Ghadiali, Hassan Mahamdallie, Rose Gibbs and Stephen Pritchard.
An important contemporary struggle is currently being played out over the meaning and future of cultural democracy.
The idea has a long and radical history but we see that much of the radical politics associated with this term is now increasingly being appropriated by non-radical organisations and projects.
This is why a movement for cultural democracy is so urgently needed today, to build alliances between radical organizations and across contexts in order to amplify and support the development of a socially, culturally and politically transformative agenda. It will only be through this kind of alliance building and through the use of participatory approaches to rebooting this radical agenda for cultural democracy today that we will be able to win the struggle for cultural democracy.
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Read about what cultural democracy means to some of our members here.