Profile pages for artists, organisations, creative individuals, businesses or venues, listed in a dynamic, searchable directory, covering the whole of the arts, cultural & creative community, from artists to festivals, web designers, poets, musicians, galleries, architects and theatre companies (to name a few).
A dynamic events listings area of the site allows users to easily find events matching their individual areas of interest and location. Try clicking 'map view' to see the results on a map, or search by postcode to find events near you!
Each profile page can add news, events, space listings and opportunities to the site, which are fed directly to users via the website and the newsletter.
Jobs, voluntary opportunities, training, project opportunities and commissions, all posted directly by the arts & creative community.
Each week the latest postings to the site are compiled into a slick newsletter for registered users of the site.
Social media integration
one click to share content to social media channels pushing more customers towards the site and its users.Fast and high quality video and audio streaming
Allowing users to embed content from both Vimeo and YouTube.
Events & spaces map view
Users can immediately locate events, spaces etc on a Google map. The views system also enables RSS feeds against each directory.
On site analytics
Allowing users to see how many views they are generating for each media item they post.
Links back to users own websites and social media
This ‘behind the scenes’ toolkit gives you critical insights how to build users!
Creative Assembly mobile phone application - specialist mobile versions of each site and more!
To keep step with Creative Assembly’s planned expansion to 16 networks for 2016 an upgrade to the server infrastructure improving speeds for existing networks and increasing capacity for up to double our target is planned. We’ll continue to use Rackspace our prefered supplier for dedicated managed hosting. Further information on the hosting platform and data centers are available on request.
Currently creative networks administrators form the first line of support for enquiries and we’d like to build on this by providing a centralised support system through which users can access support, track tickets raised and have access to comprehensive readme documentation and frequently asked questions. We’ll be using Zend Desk technologies to provide the support platform and will still recommend network administrators have superuser accounts available in all directories at all times on their websites as a way to encourage communication on the networks.
We’re planning software upgrades for image management, advanced social media integration and SEO improvements.