The Arts Council has selected four digital design consultancies to sit on its new national roster.
De-construct, Cogapp, Net Efficiency and Preloaded beat 130 other consultancies in the initial phase to win the three-year contracts.
The groups were officially appointed on 27 October following a six- month pitching process involving two shortlistings, first to 22 and then to eight digital consultancies.
Preloaded is redesigning the Arts Council website, which is due to launch next year. The three remaining consultancies will be put to work on all other digital projects including campaign sites.
‘Anyone at the Arts Council who has a digital project in the next three years will either have to run a competition between all four groups or give the job to one,’ says Arts Council head of publishing Emma Callagher.
Last month it emerged that a technical hitch on the council’s tender website had caused a two-month delay to the marketing and design tender – which is being processed separately to the digital roster – with the line-up now due to be unveiled in January.