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Straz Center and The Patel Conservatory Websites

The Straz Center

About The Straz Center

www.StrazCenter.org


The Straz Center began as a dream by visionary citizens of Tampa who persevered to bring to reality one of the finest performing arts centers in the nation. It is many things to many people and it’s more than just a building, more than just a performing arts center. It is a presenter, a producer, an educator, a community partner and an economic engine for the Tampa Bay area.

The Patel Conservatory

About The Patel Conservatory

www.PatelConservatory.org


At the north end of the world-class David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, Florida, the Patel Conservatory’s three-story, 45,000 square-foot facility offers more than 100 performing arts classes in dance, theater, and music for students of all ages and experience levels.

Challenge

The website platforms were built on the Kentico Content Management System framework allowing more frequent and customized content updates, ease of use for non-technical users, and a robust ASP.Net/SQL Server platform for agile integration with existing back office systems.

Solution

Bayshore Solutions’ website design and development services combine to provide these two websites with a professional and reliable presence. Each website provides users the ability to buy tickets, place donations, sign-up for the e-center newsletter, and directly interact with the Straz Center social media.

Bayshore Solutions’ interactive Web design and additional technologies including the use of Flash action script and Java script were employed to provide impressive display and control for the website visitor. Usability surveys of subscribers, donors, single ticket holders, and those not familiar with the Straz Center contributed to the remarkable end-result.

Background

The Straz Center creates a regional economic impact of more than $100 million each year. To the local economy it can mean more tourists staying in hotels, dining in restaurants, shopping in stores and visiting other venues while they are at the Straz Center. At both the local and national level, the center provides access to more than 700,000 people of all ages, abilities and cultures each year. It also provides jobs for artists and other professionals who have a passion for the arts and for their mission.

The new custom website development for the websites showcase interactive features such as video, production photos, song samples and more including: the Straz Center’s upcoming shows and events, dining and catering options, plus Patel Conservatory’s classes, schedules, outreach, shows, orchestra and other educational offerings.

Results

Marcom Award Winner - Straz Center

The Straz Center won a MarCom Award for their website design. View the award winning web design at http://StrazCenter.org.

2012 Gold Hermes Creative Award Winner - The Straz Center
Bayshore Solutions and The Straz Center's website won a 2012 Hermes Gold Award in the Non-Profit category.
 
IMA Award Winner Q2 - Cat Depot Bayshore Solutions received an Interactive Media Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Arts & Culture website.


 

Link to The Straz Center press release



 

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