Support British Culture Archive

by British Culture Archive in Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Support British Culture Archive


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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by September 27th 2019 at 8:54pm

Help us to preserve our archive and open an exhibition space where we can engage people and communities of all generations.

by British Culture Archive in Manchester, England, United Kingdom


British Culture Archive is a non-profit educational resource set up to document, highlight and preserve British culture and lifestyle through social and documentary photography.

Set up in 2017 our mission is to educate, inspire and engage future generations by curating online galleries, blogs, events and exhibitions.

We work with many established and upcoming photographers to highlight photography and subjects including - the 1960’s mod scene, northern soul and punk - through to Thatcher’s Britain, social housing, industrial decline, regeneration, acid house, protests and more. 

The resource has rapidly grown into a large archive and platform over the last couple of years. This has helped to showcase and engage British photography with new audiences and younger generations across the world.


As a non-profit resource we are run on a voluntary basis, we have so far completely financed everything out of our own pocket.  It has come to the point that it is difficult to maintain and grow effectively without any funding or public support.

Firstly we need a much improved online archive that is user friendly, interactive with greater functionality and accessibility to all. This will enable us to showcase the archive to the public and educational institutions in the best possible way. We also need improved software to enhance and digitise images we receive into the People's Archive.


The People's Archive is our ongoing project documenting and preserving photographs submitted by the public. The images document the lives and passions of everyday people and diverse communities throughout the UK.

We have received hundreds of images from the public since the project began in 2017.

These images are an invaluable resource and we have recently started to publish a number of these images via our Instagram page.

Gallery Space

As well as exhibiting the archive across towns and cities in the UK - our long term goal is to open our first permanent gallery space in the North West. 

This will be a community hub where we can house the archive alongside exhibitions/events and book launches from our featured photographers and artists. 

Any additional funds raised will go towards securing this goal.

We believe this to be an exciting and important project that will benefit people and communities of all generations.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions about our archive or crowdfunder project. 

Thank You

British Culture Archive 


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£30 or more

Pledge £30 or more

Limited edition postcard and exclusive pin badge from The People's Archive.

£10 or more

Pledge £10 or more

Exclusive limited edition postcard from our People's Archive project.

£50 or more

8 of 50 claimed

Exclusive Print

If you pledge £50 you will receive an exclusive print from our People’s Archive. Each print will be numbered and limited to a run of 50.

£100 or more

8 of 100 claimed

Pledge £100 or more

Exclusive limited edition postcard and pin badge from our People's Archive project. A VIP invite to a launch event for one of our upcoming exhibitions in 2020.

£250 or more

0 of 50 claimed

Exclusive Print, Pinbadge, Postcard and Invite.

Exclusive limited edition numbered print from our archive as well as a postcard and pin badge. A personal invite to a launch event for one of our upcoming exhibitions in 2020. A personal thank you for your support on our website

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