The Culture Hack Toolkit is a handy and comprehensive guide to producing your own digital prototyping programme. The toolkit includes information on what motivates people to take part, what questions you should ask before you begin planning, and how participating in a Culture Hack event can support legacy projects and longterm organisational change alongside examples of individual learning.
It also includes details of different models of Culture Hack events and programmes, using Culture Hack East as an exemplar of digital innovation, collaboration and best practice, as well as practical tips for setting up your own event, questions to consider and a range of links to useful external resources.
Hack days have a lot in common with the creative workshopping and improvisational tools that a number of artists use to create new work. Arts and cultural organisations are great at collaborating and taking creative risks – and they’re rich with interesting data that can be opened up and repurpsoed in exciting ways. But digital thinking is often inhibited by worries about organisational change or infrastructure problems, and opportunities for innovation can get lost in concerns about how best to use Facebook, for example, or which email newsletter package to choose.