Where it Happens

38 partners in over 25 countries, mostly within Europe but also in Japan and Columbia.

Time Frame

June 2018 - 2022 (We joined in 2019)


RURITAGE is a 4-year long EU-funded research project, initiated in June 2018, which strives to enable rural regeneration through cultural and natural heritage. Rural areas in Europe tell us the story of a thousand years long interaction between nature and human society. These landscapes embody unique examples of cultural and natural heritage, which not only need to be safeguarded but also recognised as drivers for sustainable development.

Please visit the RURITAGE website for full information on all aspects of the project and partners.

Where does Take Art fit in?  

In January 2019 Take Art was invited to become one of 38 partners in the Horizon 2020 four-year funded research project, RURITAGE, profiling Take Art’s touring scheme as a model for rural regeneration across Europe. RURITAGE will enable us to initiate a new food and arts crossover project.  

This pan European research project aims to document and share rural regeneration examples of good practice in six areas: Arts & Festivals, Migration, Resilience, Pilgrimage, Local Food and Landscape. Co-ordinated by the University of Bologna, the project invited Take Art to be a partner profiling rural touring as an example of rural regeneration.  

This is a large, scale research project, with a €10m budget funded through the Horizon 2020 programme and intends to make a significant impact on rural regeneration initiatives and includes UNESCO among its 38 partners.  

Through Ruritage, Take Art will also pilot a new initiative, learning from a local food project in Puglia, to develop an arts and food hub in our own local area. We’re currently in the early stages of co-creating this initiative with several other sector partners.

For further information on Ruritage please visit the main website

To speak to Take Art about our role in the project please contact