Tech4Culture supports creatives and technologists in Turkey and the UK to develop digital collaborations that provides access to arts and culture for the widest possible audience.
Building on the first edition of Tech4Culture, the programme will now connect a UK creative agency with a cultural institution from Turkey to develop a user-centred, participatory and socially inclusive digital engagement opportunity.
Open Call: Tech4Culture 2019
Burdur Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism
Burdur is located in the southwestern part of the Mediterranean on the shores of the Lakes Region. It is on the historical and cultural passageways that connect the Mediterranean coastal region and the inner parts of Anatolia. It has various natural and cultural tourism resources as well as its folklore, culture, social life and economy including the ancient cities Sagalassos and Kibyra, which are both on the UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list and natural assets such as Lake Salda and Insuyu Cave.
Their mission is to protect, develop and transfer to the next generations, the historical, cultural and natural heritage of Burdur. This includes promoting and marketing tourism , and to coordinate activities in the field of culture and tourism by collaborating with other .
While the diversity and surplus of cultural assets in Burdur are among opportunities for the Burdur Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism, the problems faced by the institution are; not being able to reach a wide range of audience, and audience interaction beyond their website and their physical space.
The Burdur Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism would like to develop a user-centred, participatory and socially inclusive digital engagement opportunity to attract and engage with a wide variety of audiences. We are inviting a UK agency to collaborate with the Burdur Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism to design, develop and produce an innovative digital response to their challenge.
The selected creative agency will receive:
- A budget of up to £25k
- Travel and accommodation
- Support from the British Councils teams (UK and Turkey)
The UK agency will be invited to Turkey as part of a scoping trip, to meet with the Burdur Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism and British Council Turkey in March or April 2019.