Waco Cultural Arts Fest website

Organization Name:
Waco Cultural Arts Fest
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Describe your creative piece – what is it and what has it been used for, and why is it innovative?
The Waco Cultural Arts Fest website has been created by volunteers who are passionate about our FREE community festival. We needed to to have a site that could appeal to all ages and that provided clear information about our programs. The site is fun and upbeat and gives a taste of the festival. Because of increased costs we use the site for download of volunteer and vendor forms. The site is an inovative way of showing off our city to the world through the arts. We want to improve the image of our community, everyone who visits Waco loves Waco we want to be apart of growing Waco through the arts - drawing people together.
What issue or problem were you working to address with this piece?
Our volunteer board wanted to upgrade our website. We would not have been able to afford Dreamweaver if it were not available through the Adobe/Tech Soup donation program. Our volunteers have been able to upgrade, and redesign our website because of the dreamweaver program and now we have the opportunity to fundraise online. Our next innovation will be to integrate an online sign up for our volunteers.
How has your submission successfully impacted your organization’s ability to solve this issue/problem?
Yes, we have a fun website that carries information on all our programs. Volunteers are signing up for the festival, and we are able to receive donations through our website. This year the new website has attracted more visitors and our volunteer enrollment is ahead of schedule. The programs we received from Adobe have helped us to improve our image and assist our totally volunteer organization. We have no paid staff.