The ARTSOPOLIS Story
Mission & Goals
Goal #1: Support innovation through sharing ideas, and the resulting technology.
When your organization becomes a Network Member, it means more than just joining a roster of clients. Our Network Members share the accrued intellectual property of over 20 years and over 60 communities. Those innovative ideas are what shape our modules, and the overall evolution of ARTSOPOLIS.
Once one of our Network Members tries something new and bold, it becomes available for use to our other Network Members, and can often be offered at a much lower cost than developing it from scratch. In the non-profit and government worlds, where resources are often tight but ideas are big, this practice helps everyone reach more ambitious goals to serve their communities.
This is also the reason that if an organization wishes to have exclusive rights over our platform in their city or area, we charge more, because the intention of our work is to share it. Those additional resources go back into the Network's development and maintenance efforts.
Goal #2: Serve communities, large and small.
People need to promote arts, culture and tourism in their communities everywhere. We didn't want to limit ourselves to serving only those in large centers, because the work being done in smaller centers is just as impactful to quality of life for those communities. Consequently, the organizations and governments that we work with to provide those essential services to their communities have a wide range of staff size and budgets. When we quote site building costs for a community of 4000 people, we have found their needs are not the same as those from a place with 1,000,000 residents, and we price our services for them accordingly.
Goal #3: Security in Numbers.
Cyber security is a real threat, and requires constant effort and attention by all web developers, especially those developing specialized solutions, like ARTSOPOLIS. For an individual developer this ceaseless battle is often impossible to stay ahead of, and working with third party, unvetted plugins can leave sites vulnerable. Our Network Member's pooled resources allow us to have a team of developers that are constantly monitoring and updating our platform.