Frequently noted requirements that OpenCulturas meets out of the box

  • Free + open source - built with privacy, accessibility, diversity, and digital sovereignty in mind
  • User-generated content (optional, not mandatory)

Dynamic content

  • All content interconnected
  • Profiles for individuals and groups, such as artists, event organizers, bands, authors, influencers, visitors...
  • Re-usable event descriptions (no more copy-paste of redundant information)
  • Re-usable event locations (no more antique information copies - owners can change their contact data for any connected event date at once)
  • Extensible accessibility + trigger warnings for locations and event descriptions
  • Multilingual (English + German by default)
  • Editorial content: create custom content pages with individual menu hiearchy, offer a magazine with customizable columns, offer FAQ pages

Custom teasers

  • Use headline, main image, and teaser text as a default - or override some of these fields to allow context-related calls to action
  • Create nicely layouted teasers for external links as well


  • Galleries incorporating A/V media
  • Image library, including access to Creative Commons assets
  • Sponsors with their logos (global or per page)


  • User accounts via (optional) self-register, with double-opt-in
  • Personal bookmarks and public recommendations
  • User journey-oriented dashboard with structured own content, bookmarks, and step-by-step calls to action
  • Faceted full-text search
  • Base design responsive and WCAG compliant, easily customizable - or integrate your own individual look + feel
  • Consent management (terms of use, cookies)

Goodies for site-owners

  • Moderation/publication workflows for pre- or post-moderation
  • Abuse report + profile claim processes (with configurable email notifications)
  • Calendar widget/affiliate event calendars (pre-filtered, embeddable in partner sites)
  • Structured data, prepared for schema.org compatibility
  • Countless SEO-friendly landing-pages, automatically built for each focus topic, location type, event type ... simply add your custom tags and your users will use them

Further features on the roadmap

OpenCulturas is continuously being further developed. Have a look at the roadmap so see what's upcoming.