What might a shared, open source financial chart of accounts (for both bookkeeping and budgeting) look like that reflects the diverse needs of every artistic discipline, including individual creators and producers and small to mid-sized organizations? This is a big question we have been tackling for the Phase 1 development of Hatch Open’s open source arts management software supported by Canada Council for the Arts’ Digital Strategy Fund.
Drawing upon practices established by Canadian Arts Data, we have created a draft chart of accounts that we would like your feedback on. We are currently focused on reflecting the needs of small organizations in the visual, performing and disability arts. However, we would like to ensure the chart captures the interests of individual creators, producers, educators, and more as well as organizations and individuals from other disciplines. Have a few moments to spare? Let us know what you think!