A digital festival is to revamp its website.

Tom Bailey, the manager of Brighton Digital Festival, said that until recently the event website has been designed, built and maintained by members of the Brighton digital community. Now the organiser has secured a budget for the redesign and redevelopment of the site.

The deadline for sending in proposals for the new look guide to the event is noon on February 22.

Shortlisted parties will meet with Mr Bailey in the week beginning February 25 and an appointment will be made on February 28. The full brief is online at https://www.dropbox.com/s/dqs3vm2qq7xusiy/BDF2013_WebBrief_nolink.pdf


The budget for the project is £6,000 (ex VAT). The festival is also looking for a branding consultant to redesign its logo.

The budget for this is £2,000 (ex VAT) and a full brief is online at https://www.dropbox.com/s/96dj2q0pqwzpcrq/BDF_IdentityBrief_V3.pdf


The festival organiser will hold a town hall-style meeting at 6.30pm on February 12 at Fabrica in Ship Street. The meeting is an open event for all event organisers, potential event organisers, and those generally interested and looking to get involved in the festival. It will be a chance to hear about the structure and plans for the festival this year, and plot out a timeline for the development of events and sharing of information.

Mr Bailey said: “It’s a very exciting year for the Brighton Digital Festival as we have more time to support and advise event organisers, improve the brand, our marketing and the website thanks to funding from Arts Council England and Brighton and Hove City Council.

“With more than 100 events last year and interest in the festival growing nationally and internationally, we want to ensure our website is clear and easy to navigate.

“We are also inviting everyone across the city who’s keen to get involved in the festival as a volunteer or event organiser, or just to get up to speed on what’s taking place, to join us for our kick off meeting at Fabrica.”