HATCH is a four-day innovation incubator for creative professional who are serious about transforming their ideas and talents into bold action. The HATCH Experiences bring together international luminaries in multiple fields to serve as mentors to groundbreaking new creative talent. These immersive weekends include panels, workshops, keynotes, exhibits, creative networking, and mentoring sessions over four days in the heart of downtown Asheville.
Every year, HATCH—whose mission is to mentor, inspire and connect the next generation of creative minds—invites established professionals across seven disciplines (architecture, design & technology, fashion, film, journalism, music, and photography) to serve as mentors to a selected group of groundbreaking young talents as well as everyone in our creative community.
Who can attend?
HATCH draws participants from the local community as well as from afar, funding the travel and accommodation of industry professionals called Mentors as well as selected up and coming artists called Groundbreakers. It is open to local creative professionals, students and enthusiasts who are able to participate on many levels, from attending free panels, to signing up for one-on-one sessions with Mentors, as well interfacing with other attendees at late-night networking parties and going to Groundbreaker showcases or exhibits around Asheville.