How to create a new project

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Developing new projects in the Qultura community

Developing new projects within the Qultura community is vitally important because projects create opportunities for people to come together in the local community and provide a focus for people to develop their interests, discipline, creativity, social interaction and so much more. Such development of projects and the development of culture in the local community is extremely important for the overall mental health and cohesion of the local community as a whole and this is part of what Qultura is seeking to achieve and that is to promote constant, consistent and sustainable cultural development through our global community to shift the focus of attention back towards individual human creativity, individual human experience, and ultimately, widespread or global human evolution.

What defines a Qultura project

Quite simply a Qultura project is any activity, event, project or undertaking which brings people together to develop creativity and social interaction in a way which is non-commercial, non-profitable, fully participant centred, which anyone can freely participate in without any need to buy anything, pay membership, purchase admission, or which in any way requires individual participants of such a project to involve themselves in financial transactions with any other individual members on the same project. Furthermore a Qultura ideology neither promotes, supports or requires any belief in any ideology or belief system or is any Qultura project developed to support another organization such as religious organization, charity, corporation, political party, media organization, or public figure such as a politician, media personality, religious figure, celebrity or other.

Broad categories of new projects

All new projects fall into one of three broad categories which can be creative, social (or cultural) or tied to community support. As per the illustration above creative projects promote creative activities, development of discipline and social bonding as a primary focus and mission. Social projects emphasize social interaction - primary social interaction and the development of empathy through the sharing of experiences, feelings, emotions, reality, perspectives and ideas.

There is a third broad category of project which is tied to community support. These are not appeals but are intended to create the opportunities for the creation of appeals and the reversal of participation to new members of the Qultura community. These projects should work towards creating opportunities for people to move behind trauma, thus making their lives easier, and also work towards dissolving boundaries and ignorance between people in the wider local community and society. This means that primarily, community support projects should back up and support existing or new appeals.

Who and what you may need to develop a Qultura project

You may need to find other people and also, if you need them, resources to make either a project, or more than one project work.

  • other volunteers to help you with projects
  • access to community space in a local community
  • participants to populate projects
  • activists to help bring people into the community and projects
  • material and financial resources for one or more projects
  • reverse participants to gather the resources

Figuring out a level for your project

All Qultura projects are multidimensional, i.e. they can be developed on different levels from a single event or meeting, such as an event, a vigil, a talk, an outing, a single meeting, a video project, a single concert, a festival, and so on, to a top level local community project. Local community projects are top level projects which are tied to a specific local community, for example the Qultura Core project is tied to the local community of Battersea and Nine Elms in London. They contain all the projects and appeals for a specific local community and are in terms of identity and make up highly individual and unique.

This is intentional, because each local community project is to be specific to the culture of a specific local community and as more local community projects develop over time, each local community should diversify and differentiate itself from any surrounding local community projects. The only two things which should match any two local community projects are the Qultura local and its general mission. How each local community interprets and achieves that mission should be unique and individual. Any persistent project which is developed together with the local community project is a stable project.

Outside these two projects - local community and stable - every other Qultura project should be unique, individual, and as much as possible different from any other project in existence.

Figuring out a mission

All Qultura projects should have a separate and unique mission and set of objectives but conform to the above definition in some way.

The idea is to bring in new people or volunteers as projects develop, and focus on trying to connect to and find a lot of people so you can sift through and find the right people you can work with and connect to.

What you need to do first

Once you have a mission and how your project should look or work you can create a project and start bringing people together to develop the project. Please ensure that you have a working project and access to space before seeking out any resources and that it is somehow populated.

Where do we publish information and updates about Qultura projects?

All Qultura projects, their development and updates are published in the Media section of our website and also promoted by Qultura Core through email.

Understanding appeals

Appeals are for when you want to develop a project and need access to support, emotional, psychological, social, practical and even either material or financial resources to enable you to move beyond your trauma, or, alternatively, to gather material and financial resources necessary to support a project.

Where do you get your resources from?

Qultura makes a very clear distinction. All material and financial resources towards an appeal should come from outsidethe Qultura community. This is because officially no money should ever change hands between individual members of the Qultura community, otherwise it will lead to inequality, divisions and exploitation within our community. The only exception to this is if Qultura Core, who supports and backs up appeals, has been given funding to be able to support an appeal but we strongly recommend that by default reverse participants seek material and financial resources from outside the Qultura community and that other members of the Qultura community create and develop community support initiatives to support and back up reverse participants who have developed appeals.

Aligning a Qultura appeal to another appeal elsewhere

You can, for example, create a Qultura appeal to support another existing appeal elsewhere if it shares the exact same mission or objective. For example if you are appealing a decision by the Department of Work and Pensions for a disability payment such as Personal Independence Payments (PIP) you can create a Qultura appeal to support that appeal. You can also back up a crowdfunding or GoFundMe appeal with a Qultura appeal.

Where do we publish your appeals?

We publish each appeal on its own unique webpage with a unique ID preference, and these are published in the Support Qultura section of our website. You can then use the webpage and your appeal to promote it as you would any other appeal to solicit pledges of support from potential supporters. You cannot solicit financial resources directly, solicit donations, and do any sort of fundraising. and you need to have a separate volunteer administrator, not known to you previously, administer your appeal. This is a legal requirement so that our support system of appeals and pledges complies with the Charities Act and avoids any conflict of interest.

Transfer of resources

We seek to transfer all resources you obtain through pledges of support directly to you as quickly as possible. While we cannot guarantee zero deductions due to third party arrangements whatever you get from your appeal through pledges goes directly to you as quickly as possible. We do not make any deductions for ourselves.