~German Federal Cultural Foundation -~~

German Federal Cultural Foundation -
Support and further development in TYPO3

The Initial Situation

The Federal Cultural Foundation is one of the largest publicly funded cultural foundations in Europe. The foundation supports art and culture - without thematic limitation and in all areas. It places particular emphasis on the promotion of innovative programs and projects in an international context, on cross-border cooperation and on lively cultural exchange. To this end, the foundation initiates and supports appropriate art and culture projects upon request.

Our Task:

The Federal Cultural Foundation presents these projects on its website ( The website was redesigned at the beginning of 2018 by the Boros GmbH agency from Wuppertal: Photos and graphics were given more space, hashtags provide orientation for relevant topics and funding priorities and a new search and filter function makes research easier.

For the time after the launch, the foundation was looking for an agency - with relevant experience both in TYPO3 and in the field of culture - for ongoing support and the continuous development of its website. The cosmoblonde concept was convincing.

An overview of the funding programs.
Expanded list view for the events.
The picture galleries for the documentation of events and programs.

Type and scope of support

  • Advice: Advice on expanding and optimizing the site with regard to prioritized user groups and the current development of the foundation; SEO and performance consulting
  • Programming: Optimizing, maintaining, updating and expanding existing functions, templates and extensions, adapting and optimizing form and content elements, adapting stylesheets, programming interfaces
  • BITV optimization: Complete conversion of the site to a BITV-compliant offer, BITV test accompanying development
  • Editorial support: Support in the development of optimized page examples and templates
  • Art direction: Customization of the existing web design and its functions
  • Online application process: Conception and implementation of an online application and evaluation process for the award of scholarships
  • Administration & security: Regular security checks, updates, server status monitoring, backup, if necessary structural adjustments in the backend and much more.
  • Other support: Support with regard to interfaces (newsletters, social media, forms), supervision of domain transfers, setting up shortlinks, etc.