Activate Performing Arts

Supporting the performing arts to do great things.

Activate Performing Arts Case Study

Activate Performing Arts produce, promote and develop performing arts in Dorset.

Activate works with venues, communities, educators and artists to create large-scale performing arts events in Dorset. From carnivals to workshops, to huge outdoor arts festivals with over 100,000 visitors, Activate delivers a wide ranging and vibrant programme of performing arts within the South West.

We've worked with Activate since 2006 to deliver print, design and digital solutions, which, helps them to deliver their impressive programme and to grow as a national portfolio organisation.

21%
increase in page views
18%
increase in time on site
10 years
working together
100,000
festival visitors
Activate Performing Arts Logo

The Goal:

Activate needed a flexible website to serve as the place to go for everything performing arts related in Dorset: a directory of artists and companies, opportunities and resources. Their old website reflected neither the scale of the projects they delivered nor their purpose, so we focussed on large visuals featuring their core message of "Produce, Perform & Promote."

We also worked on integrating the separate Inside Out Dorset website with the new core Activate website, to not only help people make the connection between their organisation and the festival, but to also ensuring it retained its own identity.

Activate Performing Arts Website - Mobile View

Website and Digital

We developed a fully-editable website powered by Drupal. It integrates with their customer relationship management system, and has a fully-operational user registration system which powers a publicly-browsable directory and opportunities database. The website includes events listings and a calendar, with filterable content based on tags.

Like most arts organisations, Activate maintains strong relationships with their audience, so the website includes an online donation tool and Mailchimp newsletter integration.

Print Design

Over the years, we've helped develop various brochures, flyers, booklets, leaflets, posters, banners and signage for Activate as well as partner side projects.

One of the most fun aspects of working with Activate has been developing mini 'brands' for their various one-off events and projects, and getting to be part of the performance by modelling!

Activate Performing Arts Annual Report Design
Activate Performing Arts Website Desktop Design
Activate Performing Arts Website Mobile Design
Activate Performing Arts Website Tablet Design
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"The team at Wired Canvas have produced consistently excellent work for our organisation over the years they have been working for us. The design concepts and solutions they present are always fresh and creative. Attention to detail and swift turnaround all make for a great design company for Activate."

Kate Wood, Director, Activate Performing Arts Kate Wood, Director, Activate Performing Arts

Activate Performing Arts Print Design
Responsive website: tablet and mobile view
Activate Performing Arts Annual Report Print Design
Activate Performing Arts Brochure Print Design
Activate Performing Arts Graphic Design
Activate Performing Arts Graphic Design
Activate Performing Arts Marketing Design
Activate Performing Arts Website Design Iterations
Activate Performing Arts Print Design
Activate Performing Arts Flyer Design
Activate Performing Arts Graphic Design
Activate Performing Arts website home page, with social media, slideshow and fundraising features