The Machinery’s Toolbox contains 266 practical and strategic tools designed to improve management of artistic projects and cultural organizations. It provides professional frameworks for planning, organization and simplified management in the area of culture. The purpose of the tools is to improve and facilitate quality of work through templates, guides, outlines and methods for immediate application to specific work situations.
A vast array of guides and theoretical solutions is available. The Machinery’s project was to develop practical tools built by the people who use them. We therefore worked with experienced managers to compile and compare current work methods.
The results are tools that are versatile, collaborative and informative, but especially simple to use. The Machinery is aware that there are many different work solutions and these tools are intended to be among the many legitimate options out there.