KERA’S ART&SEEK UNVEILS WEB SITE REDESIGN WITH
BETTER NAVIGATION AND NEW FEATURES
DALLAS/FORT WORTH: Just in time for its second anniversary, KERA’s Art&Seek is launching a redesign of its popular Web site at www.artandseek.org. The new layout offers a better display, easier navigation and new resources. A cleaner presentation makes it easier for visitors to move between feature stories, blog posts and daily event recommendations, and an upgraded search function allows for simultaneous event and story research.
The Web site includes a direct interface with the KERA-FM and KXT 91.7 FM Web sites to allow easy access to public radio, television and music programming information. The new design also features a Fort Worth Arts micro-site, featuring radio and television coverage of Fort Worth arts and entertainment events, exhibits and cultural activities. Art&Seek is also launching a YouTube channel with Web-exclusive videos and Art&Seek segments from the KERA-TV program Think.
Since the initiative launched in May 2008, the Art&Seek team has produced more than 3,000 radio, television and online reports about arts and entertainment events and activities in North Texas. The Art&Seek calendar lists cultural events from some 2,500 arts groups and venues in 33 North Texas counties. Arts segments featured on the television program Think are rebroadcast as interstitials on KERA-TV throughout the week.
Through collaborations with many organizations, including the Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, Fort Worth Opera and Art Conspiracy, KERA’s arts unit is bringing community attention to a wide range of the arts in North Texas. Art&Seek has also featured special coverage of the North by 35 and South by Southwest music events. The Art&Seek calendar powers the listings on the Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs Web site and the KXT 91.7 concert calendar. Art&Seek calendar feeds can be customized for use on any non-profit arts organization’s Web site by contacting Art&Seek Director Anne Bothwell. Event submission details and information about supporting the arts initiative can also be found at www.artandseek.org.
Art&Seek is a multimedia arts, music and culture information service from KERA/KXT for North Texas. It includes radio reports on KERA-FM and KXT 91.7 FM, television features on KERA-TV and an award-winning Web site at www.artandseek.Org. There you will find feature stories about the arts in North Texas, a blog with daily arts news, podcasts and the Art&Seek calendar. All arts organizations in North Texas are invited to create a profile page on the Art&Seek calendar and post events free of charge. To create a profile page, please visit www.artandseek.org/addus/.
KERA is a not-for-profit public media organization that serves the people of North Texas. The station broadcasts to the fourth-largest population area in the United States. KERA produces original multimedia content, carries the best in national and international public television and radio programs, and provides online resources at www.kera.org. The station’s extensive coverage of the arts can be found at www.artandseek.org. KERA-TV broadcasts on Channel 13.1. KERA WORLD broadcasts on 13.2. KERA-FM broadcasts on 90.1 in Dallas/Fort Worth/Denton, 88.3 in Wichita Falls, 100.1 in Tyler and 99.3 in Sherman. KERA’s new music station KXT 91.7 FM is also streamed online at www.kxt.org