Common Field has partnered with Los Angeles-based founding member organization Machine Project to publish a series of toolkits that might be helpful for others in the field. In early 2018, Machine Project announced its closure after 15 years of experimentation. Machine hopes their groundbreaking work will inspire you to keep trying to get away with it all.
MACHINE PROJECT’S STARTING YOUR OWN ART SPACE
This tool kit is for anyone who is considering starting an arts or cultural organization. We will guide you through the ins and outs of conceptualizing, setting up, and running your organization. We’ll also go over the different kinds of organizations and their financial and legal implications, as well as more content-driven concerns like defining and sticking to your mission, figuring out your programming, and measuring success.