28 March 2018
Finding out about Jersey’s arts and heritage is now easier as a result of a new website that draws together the many different activities and organisations in the Island in a single location.
Culture.je provides listings, contact details of the major cultural bodies, and information about grants and funding available to support local activity. It will also give clubs and societies involved in arts and heritage the chance to promote their groups to attract new members and followers.
The initiative, which is being formally launched on Wednesday 28 March at 8am, is a collaboration between Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture and Jersey Library. The launch is taking place in the Eagle Lab in the Jersey Library.
Assistant Minister with responsibility for Culture, Deputy Murray Norton, said: “The strength of our cultural life lies in its enormous variety but there is so much going on that it’s often difficult to know where to start looking for details.
“Culture.je provides a one-stop shop that enables people not just to find out what’s going on but also to get more information to follow up their own specific interests. Many of our partner organisations have been calling for such a resource and I’m delighted that we’ve been able to provide it with the vital support of Jersey Library,” he said.
A key feature of the site is a directory section, which allows clubs and societies to describe their groups and provide contact details for those seeking to join. Online templates allow information in standard format to be submitted to the editorial team at the Jersey Library.
There is also a blog which allows subjects of general interest to be aired and views exchanged.
The development of the website, at a cost of around £16,000, has been funded by EDTSC, and staff at the Jersey Library will be responsible for maintaining the editorial content.
Assistant Education Minister Deputy Anne Pryke said: “The new website will complement the information available on gov.je and will make it easier for more people of all ages to find out more about culture and heritage. It is a welcome initiative.”