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HatchIT: Co-design arts management software
December 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - February 27, 2020 @ 5:00 pm EST Free
Are you looking for affordable arts management software? Join us for HatchIT, a series of participatory design meetups to help determine the critical features of Hatch Open, a new open source arts management software solution funded by Canada Council for the Arts’ Digital Strategy Fund.
Small creators and producers from the visual, performing and disability arts (individuals and organizations) are invited to participate. Participants receive honoraria from $50 to $120 for a 1 hour to 3.5 hour session. RSVP for the date(s) that best work for you and we will get in touch by email to confirm your specific time slot(s) on the chosen day(s). The current sessions take place in Toronto only. Stay tuned for updates on additional streams and locations including Northern Ontario and online in Winter 2020.
Facilitators include Jessa Agilo (Founder, ArtsPond + Hatch Open), Amine El (Technical Lead, Hatch Open), and Margaret Lam (Design Thinking Lead, Hatch Open).
Financial Management Walkthroughs
How do you currently manage finances for your artistic career? One-on-one walkthroughs and demonstrations of your various financial management practices and tools, including budgeting, bookkeeping, financial analysis and reporting, invoicing (accounts receivable and accounts payable), and more. What kinds of financial tools are you currently using? What features should a new arts management software platform offer to help improve your current financial management practices? Session duration for individual participants is anticipated to be 1.5 hours for emerging professionals, up to 3.5 hours for established professionals and small to mid-sized organizations. Additional dates are also possible if you wish to participate but can’t make any of the following sessions. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an alternate date. Honoraria of $50 to $120 depending on session length.
PLEASE NOTE; DECEMBER 2019 SESSIONS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL 2020. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES.
- Dec 5, 2019, between 1 and 4:30 pm
- Dec 9, 2019, between 9 am and 12:30 pm
- Dec 9, 2019, between 1:30 to 5 pm
- Dec 12, 2019, between 1:30 to 5 pm
Financial Management Co-Design Meetup (details TBA)
Small group demonstration and feedback session on early-stage prototypes for Hatch Open’s financial management module. Additional details TBA.
- Jan 23, 2020, 1:30 to 5 pm
- Additional dates TBA
Project Management Co-Design Meetups
Small group discussion on how arts workers currently manage critical information flows related to various artistic projects, including private and public content. What types of software support do small creators and producers need for various project management practices, including writing, disseminating and updating artistic profile and history statements, collaborator profiles and histories, critical paths, and more. What features should a new arts management software platform offer to help improve project management practices? Session duration for all participants is 3.5 hours. Honoraria of $120.
- Jan 9, 2020, 1:30 to 5 pm
- Feb 27, 2020, 1:30 to 5 pm
Impact Management Co-Design Meetup
Small group discussion on how arts workers currently evaluate and report impacts of various artistic projects and careers. What types of software support do small creators and producers need for various evaluation practices and tools, including qualitative and quantitative measures, surveys, visualization reports, and more. What features should a new arts management software platform offer to improve evaluation practices and help illustrate compelling stories that attract increased funding and investment in the arts? Session duration for all participants is 3.5 hours. Honoraria of $120.
- Feb 13, 2020, 1:30 to 5 pm