posted on: 02/21/2012 - 12:33pm by mdougherty
Earlier this month, Project Audience announced a Southern California pilot project to develop an online resource to collect, manage, and publish arts and cultural information in Southern California. With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the project team will test the resource’s scalability and adoption potential for other regions, and examine the possibility of a national aggregation service.
BPOC, along with Arts Orange County, Artsopolis, and KCET (public television), has agreed to participate in the pilot project as a content partner. In coordination with ExperienceLA, a consortium of Los Angeles-area organizations, we will build upon and extend the functionality of the existing ExperienceLA.com resource.
Last week, a few BPOC staff members participated in a kick-off meeting in LA to establish requirements and specifications for the online resource. Microsite testing will begin this summer. A public beta testing site will then be established to mirror the tools developed for the Southern California resource, and provide other interested communities a testing environment to experience and evaluate the toolkit.
The goal of Project Audience is to provide communities with access to easy-to-use, low-cost, web-based tools and technologies that will increase arts...Read The Rest