Welcome to Culture Matters

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I will not cease from mental fight

Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand

Till we have built Jerusalem

In England's green and pleasant land.

- William Blake



We aim to promote a progressive political approach to the arts and other cultural activities - there's more information in the About Us section. New and recent material is on this Home page, and every piece sent in since our launch just over a year ago is available under the relevant topic sections in the Arts and Culture Hubs.

Culture Matters is now just over one year old. The response from academics, artists, critics, poets, and writers, from Britain, Ireland, the United States and Europe, has been tremendous. Especially since everything – articles, poems, images, editorial and technical support – has been contributed freely. It gives us cause to hope that our cultural struggle or ‘mental fight’ can help achieve more of an arts and cultural commons – a new Jerusalem, as William Blake called it, and of course not only in England, but across the world.

We have now registered as a multi-stakeholder co-operative, placing us squarely in the labour movement, in order to expand into publishing and other progressive cultural projects. It will also help us raise working capital to cover our development and production costs. We look forward to welcoming writers, artists and readers of our website and publications into the co-operative. If you would like to join the co-op and buy one or more shares please visit Support.

Thanks again to all writers, readers, activists and artists. We hope you enjoy Culture Matters, and that you find it entertaining, enlightening and inspiring.