About this site

This website is just one part of the Edinburgh Portal Pilot Project initiated in 2004 and developed further through a scoping and feasibility study and a range of consumer and industry research. The Audience Business (TAB) is leading on the development of the project which will include a central Portal linking Edinburgh’s cultural organisations; inter-connected microsites like the Festivals Edinburgh site, including a proposed site for families, people with disabilities and last moment ticket offers.

In year’s two and three of the project, an integrated ticket purchasing system will be developed to benefit not only the Edinburgh Festivals but all TAB subscribers. Put simply a “one-stop shop” for cultural information and purchasing.

Central to the Portal Pilot Project is the desire to provide arts organisations with the technical capabilities to help Edinburgh’s arts and entertainment organisations maximise the potential benefits of the Portal (by ensuring that they have the appropriate systems, connectivity and optimised websites in place, as well as access to ongoing support and skills development). The portal will deliver on both of these aspects.

The Edinburgh Festivals site is the start of a significant and exciting period of technological development for cultural organisations in Edinburgh. The projects are a step towards Edinburgh being one of the first cities in the world to use the web to present a unified picture of the arts and culture on offer, and to make it easy for more people to enjoy more cultural activity.

The project is funded by the City of Edinburgh Council and the Scottish Arts Council.

For more information about the Edinburgh Portal Pilot Project, contact Nicola Kenny, Website Co-ordinator at The Audience Business on nicola@tab.org.uk



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