LAC & LHC - LondonCulture.ca
The London Arts Council and London Heritage Council enjoy a symbiotic and successful relationship in the City of London. However, their respective on-line presences were causing confusion amongst cultural patrons and the local arts and heritage communities.
The concept of the site was to develop a one-stop shop for all of culture in London. As the two councils both support and promote culture in the city, we needed to strike a balance between promoting events and activities, whilst still allowing end-users to quickly and easily find funding and support opportunities.
In addition, the two organizations were launching its Citizen Culture program, which is designed to give newcomers to the city a free pass that allows them to access a variety of cultural opportunities, to help them learn about our culture and transition to their new environment, so an on-line registration component was important.
Digital Echidna created a Drupal-based site, providing the councils with flexibility with users and registrations. It features Google Map integration, allowing the council to dynamically plot points on a map based on the content entered by its users, robust search and calendar functionality, and integration of a PDF display module that facilitates the preparation of membership cards.