Culture Hack is a digital development programme, created by Caper in 2011, for arts and culture that enables the creation of innovative digital prototypes and creates new working relationships across the arts, technology and the creative industries.

As part of the work we’ve done running the Culture Hack programme, we identified the need for an open data repository focusing on cultural data in an accessible way – more than a list of data; something that gives context and can be understood by developers and non-techies alike.

Supported by the Technology Strategy Board, and made for Caper/Culture Hack by Frankie Roberto and Kim Plowright,  Culture Hack Data is a directory of some of the best and most useful open cultural data sources we’ve found. It’s a simple site which make it easier to discover open data sources and providers, showcasing prototypes made with the data and rating data sources on their “hackability” scale.

Explore the Culture Hack data site.

Listen to Rachel and Kim discussing Open Cultural Data at the Open Data Institute.

Listen to Katy talking about open data and culture on BBC Radio 5 Live’s show Outriders.

We’ve also created the Culture Hack Toolkit – a free guide to producing your own digital prototyping programme. It includes examples of different models of Culture Hack events, practical tips and external resources, and is based on everything we’ve learnt running Culture Hack