The Qultura community
Qultura started life as just the governing body of trustees. Throughout 2009 Stella Baker sought to develop a charitable Fringe theatre based in The Duchess pub in Battersea, South london on the basis of her work with the homeless and theory of modern drama. One of her actors was David Fisher who agreed to be a trustee and Qultura was the parent organization for Qultura Fringe, the charitable theatre. However it was when David Fisher - who exmined the theory wanted to know what motivated people to either participate or get involved in theatre that Stella Basker discovered that drama was part of the creative cycle and this was what led to her development of the Theory of Creativity which today is Creative Law. Understanding that creativity was a much wider field than just the performing arts a decision was taken to share the theory in the public interest through Qultura which would become a new human rights organization working to promote human creativity and individuality.
That was the easy part. The difficulty was how to promote human creativity and individuality as an organization. Throughout Qultura has sought to work with different people throughout society irrespective of who they are, irresopective of their background and circumstances, working to empower individual people, support them and provide them with opportunities in an environment which is accepting, inclusive and kept free from ideology and belief systems. However an organization, any organization is structured on the basis of a hierarchy and clear divisions between people, with policies, procedures and rigid, inflexible rules - everything which works against our mission, objectives and what we are trying to achieve. Our work involves providing effective support not just of the people who are creative, but also anyone and everyone who doesn't fit in neatly into society or who is stigmatized or marginalized by others, such as people with disabilities, people with autism and Asperger's, people who are transgendered, people who are homeless. We believe that everybody is equal just on account of being born, and should be free to be themselves and to participate in a community or society free from stigma, exclusion, and persecution from others.
The solution was to ditch all convention and just go our own way, functioning organically like an organism and a community, naturally rather than socially. Qultura isn't just the organization. The organization is what connects everything else and is made up of the administration and coordination, and the governing body of trustees is representative of that organization and relative to the rest of society. There are three components to that organization. Our mission and objectives is what provides the purpose and reason for our existence and functioning. The Qultura Consensus is how we all relate to one another as a community and the Qultura Core project is the model and example for the whole Qultura community. However Qultura is the whole community, the people who get involved, participate, create the projects, run the appeals, and develop the culture in their local communities.
Find out more about our mission and objectives and also how we achieve them.
The Qultura Consensus is a set of guiding principles and commitments which govern all interaction throughout the Qultura community.
Learn more about our Qultura Core project in London.
>Find out something about the Qultura administration and our governing body of trustees. Please note that both our trustees and administration play a supportive, coordinating, facilitating role rather than an authoritarian role.