Barbican seeks digital consultancy to overhaul website

The Barbican is calling on digital consultancies to show expressions of interest in overhauling its website, which the arts centre wants to use to ‘engage audiences in new ways’.

Originally created in 2001, the site was relaunched in 2005 as a platform to list artistic and commercial activity, and act as a ticketing service. Now the Barbican wants to ‘embrace new developments, particularly in the area of social media’.

The tender suggests that the new site incorporates ‘reviews and interactive tools, including blog posts, social media feeds, live streaming and collaborative activities’.

‘A more intelligent relationship with the audience’ is also sought, as is a cross-selling solution between film, theatre and music.

Shortlisted groups will pitch over two rounds in March, before the winning group is appointed on 29 March. A provisional completion date has been set for December. Interested parties must get in touch by 2 February.

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