About Us

Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking is set in a beautiful, sustainably run estate, As a charity, we bring together people and organisations from many backgrounds in support of creative endeavour, a flourishing community and a sustainable environment. We aim to encourage people to make a considered difference to today’s society and to our future, and our place provides an ethical, peaceful and inspirational environment to enable individuals and organisations to grow and develop.

We focus our work in three key areas:

 

A Place to Grow

Providing residential and non-residential courses in the arts, music, wellbeing and sustainability.

 

A Place to Create

Providing artists from local, regional and national arts organisations with support and full board and lodging to create work.

 

A Place for Conversation

Providing events, talks, debates and films addressing the pressing issues of our time to inspire people to make a difference, as well as providing a venue for exciting and forward-thinking organisations.

 

We aim to be a beacon of sustainability both in the way we work and how we manage our land. The estate occupies forty-two acres and is run along biodynamic lines. Twenty acres are leased to Stroud Community Agriculture, a community supported agriculture collective which ensures a sustainable organic approach to land management.

Supporting creativity and innovation is at the heart of our work. We strive to be a warm, welcoming and collaborative organisation – looking to the future but also with a deep respect for our past.