Hack The Patriarchy strives to demystify code for artists through the creation of a knowledge sharing network. HTP will empower artists to expand their practices into the realm of code.
here's how it works
Artists who use code in their creative practices design a project. HTP offers funding and resources to assist these Teaching Artist in the creation of a series of step by step video tutorials. These tutorials cover the processes and coding languages that the artist used to create the project. These tutorial videos are then made available via the HTP website.
Learning Artist access projects from the HTP website and follow along with the video tutorials at their own pace. HTP offers support in the form of an online forum, where Learning Artists can receive help. The online forum is supplemented with monthly meetups. At these meetups learning artists can receive in person help from members of the HTP team.
Year one of HTP will culminate in a hackathon. During this intensive weekend teams of artists will work together on coding projects. More information TBA
phase I: june & july
research and development
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Do you want to learn how to code?
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Tell us what you want to learn!
Are you an artist who codes?
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phase II: august
Video tutorials and resources will be released on the HTP website. Learning artists can share projects and access help resources via forums and code playgrounds on the HTP website. Monthly meetups begin, providing in person help and creating community.
phase III: september
Video tutorials and resources are released on the HTP website. Learning artists can share projects and access help resources via foums and code playgrounds on the HTP website. Monthly meetups begin, providing in person help and creating community.
phase IV: date TBA
HTP culminates in a weekend long art+code marathon. Artists will work on a variety of individual or group projects in the company and support of other makers of various coding skill levels.
Teaching artists receive a stipend of $300 to create a code based project. HTP offers support and resources to assist the teaching artist in the creation of a series of video tutorials based on the project. HTP will offer software and templates for help with the creation if the tutorials.
You do not have to be a tech expert to teach for us! Novice projects and tutorials are encouraged!
learning artists access projects from the HTP website, following along with the tutorials at their own pace. Learning artist can access help in project forums and at monthly project meetups.
supporting artists are both learners and teachers. These artists receive a stipend to respond to questions on HTP project forums. These artists also serve as point persons at meetups. Their job is to generally help artists troubleshoot both in person and online.
GET IN TOUCH
If you are interested in any of the above roles, or have questions about the project in general please drop us a line! email@example.com
why the name?
Inspired by her experiences teaching code to artists and working in the tech industry, project founder Katie Duffy wanted to disrupt the existing culture surrounding "who gets to code." Duffy felt the need to create a diverse and welcoming knowledge sharing community which would aim to include a broader demographic in the creation of projects and products made with code. This community, embodied as the Hack The Patriarchy project, embraces code as a material in service of creating art and addressing issues of social justice.