Arts Alive Wales is an educational arts charity based in Crickhowell, Powys. The organisation works across Mid and South East Wales with professional artists, providing opportunities for active participation in the arts, particularly for children, young people and vulnerable groups. We initially redesigned their website back in 2011, initially providing a simple site which staff could update themselves via WordPress.
Much of the work we’ve done since has been aimed at improving the visitor experience and making full use of the potential for online services to automate tasks which used to be done manually (answering visitor enquiries, taking bookings and payment, setting up subscriptions, updating mailing lists etc). Like many (most?) arts organisations, Arts Alive Wales has a small staff team, so it was important that the website could take care of as much ‘housekeeping’ as possible, freeing up time for staff to
Since then we’ve added lots of design tweaks and added functionality including:
- – an online booking and payment system using Eventbrite
- – member subscriptions, donations and sponsorship (via PayPal)
- – an automated mailing list and branded, graphic email marketing
- – online calendar and events
- – social media integration