Lincoln Center Launches Revamped Website, Two Mobile Apps
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts-the world's leading performing arts center and home to some of the world's most celebrated music, dance, film and theater organizations-launched today a suite of new digital platforms.
The redesigned website and two new mobile apps, supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, will allow visitors to access information about performances, tickets and cultural history, experiencing the institution in new ways. The apps will also contain special tools, such as the ability to pre-order drinks during intermission, receive surprise seat upgrades, an on-the-go tour, and other benefits which enhance and improve the Lincoln Center experience. Lincoln Center's newly redesigned website further centralizes information and access to the 11 world-class organizations that call Lincoln Center home, in addition to new content and videos that make the website a hub of cultural information.
Together, these innovative digital tools and platforms make Lincoln Center's world-class performing arts organizations, its iconic campus, and its famous history more accessible to culture lovers.
Lincoln Center's website, LincolnCenter.org, has been completely re-imagined and redeveloped for a better user experience. The site also features new curated content, articles, and videos to help users discover more about arts and culture. It also allows users to identify events, activities, and learn about artists performing. The site now allows users to browse and search through a comprehensive guide of events from Lincoln Center's 11 resident organizations and more than 30 stages.
Lincoln Center has also developed two complementary mobile apps, which are currently available for free download in the Apple App Store for iPhones and the Google Play Store for Android devices.
The new Lincoln Center apps and website are generously supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies through its Bloomberg Connects program, a global initiative that develops digital programs at cultural institutions around the world to expand arts access through technology.
Lead website technology provided by The Kovner Foundation in support of its objective to encourage a vibrant arts and cultural community throughout the United States and abroad.
Additional support is provided by Katherine Farley and Jerry I. Speyer, William E. Ford, Nancy Peretsman, and Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Braddock.
"Lincoln Center helps make New York City the cultural capital of the world, and these new tools make it easier to discover all that it has to offer," said Michael R. Bloomberg, philanthropist, entrepreneur and three-term mayor of New York City. "The website and app bring a wealth of information and services to visitors' fingertips, and they'll also help Lincoln Center reach new audiences."
"Technology, used strategically and thoughtfully, provides great opportunities for Lincoln Center and each of the organizations that reside there," said Bruce Kovner, Vice-Chairman, Lincoln Center and Chairman, The Juilliard School. "Optimized digital platforms such as the new website and apps will respond to the needs of our audiences and engage a generation that experiences content digitally and on demand."
The new Lincoln Center website and the two mobile apps were initially developed by R/GA, an agency that has been a pioneer at the intersection of technology, design and marketing with work spanning web, mobile, and social communications, retail and e-commerce, product innovation, brand development and business consulting.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community engagement, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, LCPA offers 16 series, festivals, and programs including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Career Grants and Artist program, David Rubenstein Atrium programming, Great Performers, Legends at Lincoln Center: The Performing Arts Hall of Fame, Lincoln Center at the Movies, Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Awards, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project, Midsummer Night Swing, Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, the Emmy Award?winning Live From Lincoln Center, which airs nationally on PBS, and Lincoln Center Education, which is celebrating 40 years enriching the lives of students, educators, and lifelong learners. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and the 11 resident organizations: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, the School of American Ballet, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, visit LincolnCenter.org.
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