The Initial Situation
The "Kulturstiftung des Bundes" / "Federal Cultural Foundation" is one of the largest publicly funded cultural foundations in Europe. The foundation supports art and culture - without thematic restrictions and in all areas. In doing so, it places particular emphasis on promoting 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 application.
On their website (https://www.kulturstiftung-des-bundes.de) the "Kulturstiftung des Bundes" presents these projects. The website was redesigned at the beginning of 2018 by the agency Boros GmbH from Wuppertal: Photos and graphics were given more space, hashtags provide orientation regarding relevant topics and funding priorities, and a new search and filter function facilitates research.
For the time after the launch, the foundation was looking for an agency - with relevant experience in TYPO3 as well as in the field of culture - for the ongoing support and further development of its website. The concept of cosmoblonde was convincing.
Type And Extent Of Support
- Consulting: Consulting on expansion and optimization of the site with regard to prioritized user groups and current development of the foundation; SEO and performance consulting
- Programming: Optimization, maintenance, updating and extension of existing functions, templates and extensions, adaptation and optimization of form and content elements, stylesheet adaptations, programming of interfaces
- BITV-Optimization: Complete conversion of the site to a BITV-compliant offering, development-accompanying BITV test
- Edditorial-Support: Support for the development of optimized page samples and templates
- Art-Direction: Customization of the existing web design and its functions as needed
- Online-Application Process: Design and implementation of an online application and evaluation process for scholarship awards
- Administration & Safety: Regular security checks, updates, server status monitoring, backup, structural adjustments in the backend if necessary, and much more.
- Other Support: Support in terms of interfaces (newsletter, social media, forms), support of domain transfers, setup of shortlinks etc.
- URL: https://www.kulturstiftung-des-bundes.de
- Customer: Kulturstiftung des Bundes
- Branch: Stiftung
- Realisation: Ongoing support and further development since 2018
- Technology: TYPO3 (Version 9.5)