Announcing: new Culture Hack Data and the Culture Hack Toolkit

In just over three years, Culture Hack has grown from a ‘one-off’ hack day to a digital prototyping programme for the arts sector, with hundreds of people from creative, technology, cultural, arts and heritage organisations participating.

Culture Hack Data is a new online repository signposting some of the most useful, hackable open cultural data we’ve found. We wanted to make it easier to discover data and providers; if you know of a good-quality data source that should be added, there’s more detail here.

It’s more than a list – as well as linking to each of the data sources, we’ve tried to describe what each dataset is about, the size of each dataset, how easy it is to use, the license it’s released under, plus we’ve linked to interesting hacks or prototypes made with the data.

We want to help developers access and use cultural data to make amazing things, whilst getting non-technical users to understand more about the possibilities of open data.

And there’s more! We’ve created the Culture Hack Toolkit– an useful guide to producing your own digital prototyping programme; available to download for free. It includes examples of different models of Culture Hack events, practical tips and external resources.

Culture Hack is a non-profit CIC (community interest company) run by Caper. All money raised for Culture Hack goes back into the programme.

We need further funding to keep creating and inspiring innovative digital work. Do support us if you can. Previous funders include Arts Council England, Google and Technology Strategy Board.

Happy prototyping!

All the best,

Katy Beale & Rachel Coldicutt, Caper

Caper provides consultancy services for organisations looking to develop their digital and communications. We produce strategies, digital prototypes and R&D programmes. Get in touch if you’d like to know more.