Can you identify with any of these statements?

 

  • Expectations for engaging and reaching off-campus audiences are increasing by the day, but your time, budget, resources and staff are not.

 

  • You’re being challenged with making your museum space even more creative and inspiring with the resources you already have.

 

  • Your mission includes becoming a place for your interns and students to develop management, curatorial and technical skills, a place to learn and begin developing a meaningful resume in the Arts Spectrum.

 

  • You’re looking for ways to get your faculty more involved in ways that are beneficial for all parties.

 

  • Maintaining academic relevance is one of the many big challenges. You need to expand your inter-disciplinary strategy in a way that will benefit not only your museum, but the faculty, students and the university/college in general.

 

  • Your donors want to see evidence that their money is making a tangible positive impact in the education of the students.

 

  • You’re looking for easier ways to share with students, potential visitors, faculty and other colleges the enormous informational assets in your exhibits and collections.

 

  • And then there is the business of running your museum and communicating who you are, what your missions are and strengthening your brand offline and online.

 

Basically, you’re running an organization that demands more of you than ever before!

Breathe….breathe…breathe…okay, really deep breath, now…

Here's What CultureSpots Can Do For You.

 

  • Leverage the power of audio tours, the human voice and the influence of storytelling to share the little known secrets, facts, and anecdotes that your student body and local community craves and will find fascinating.

 

  • Do so, while completely eliminating your having to purchase, build or maintain any new hardware, devices, software or apps.

 

  • Empower Museum Studies, Fine Arts, and Art History students, as well as students in other disciplines who are eager to exercise their growing expertise and build their CV with opportunities to help you produce great audio content.

 

  • Provide multiple layers of interpretation that include less traditional points of view, voices from other disciplines and areas of expertise from the faculty, community at large or student body.

 

  • Let your student produced-audio tours be tangible evidence for your donors to see the many ways in which your students are benefiting from their involvement with your organization.

 

  • Broaden the exposure of your exhibits and collections beyond your building(s). Make your exhibits and collections easily accessible online.

 

  • Attract and engage foreign language-speaking students (and their families) by speaking to them in their own native language (English/Spanish/German).

 

  • Own and control your audio tour content.  Upload your content anytime, anywhere, change it, archive it, unarchive it, delete it, download the original files or compressed files at will, easily and quickly.

 

  • Make your audio tours easily accessible to all your visitors through their own smartphones, without their having to download any apps, borrow any hardware devices, or dial phone numbers.

 

  • Strengthen your brand identity with a look and feel that is consistent with your own, and an experience that proudly exudes the positive impact you’re striving to make in the communities you serve.

 

And, with clear pricing that you can afford.

Check Our Pricing

How does CultureSpots do all that?

We created a self-serve mobile audio tour solution that leverages the mobile Web thus making it possible for you to create high quality audio tours in a matter of minutes/hours – not days/weeks.  And with a development, services and support team of real, invested (and friendly!) human beings, CultureSpots enables you to focus on what matters most: crafting great stories – without worrying about the technology.

HOW?

  • With Smartphones:  Nowadays, most of your visitors have a smartphone and an always-on broadband wireless Internet connection.  With CultureSpots, they’ll use their own smartphone’s mobile Web browser to access and experience your audio tours, regardless of where they are, what day or time it is, and with nothing more to rent, buy, borrow, dial, download or install.
  • Rapid Implementation:  Within 24 hours of subscribing to any of our software subscription plans, you’ll have a fully functional and completely branded mobile audio tour Web app crafted just for you.  Then, using our simple and intuitive Web-based content manager, you’re immediately ready to start building your Tours.
  • Easy Content Creation:  With our free online Audio Recorder & Editor and/or our free CultureSpots Voice Recorder app (for iPhone, soon for Android), you can craft your stories, practice and re-record them as many times as you want, then edit and upload your final versions into your Tours in minutes.  Or, use any other device, software or app to record and edit your audio – we accept audio files in pretty much any modern file format.
  • Instant ‘Go-Live’ & Real-Time Editing:  Great story-telling takes experimenting, innovating, and trying different approaches.  With CultureSpots, adding, changing, archiving and removing content has never been faster or easier: The moment you make an update is the same moment your visitors experience it.
  • Built-in Analytics:  Get insight into and learn from your visitors’ behavior. See what stories they’re listening to, and which ones not so much, so you can understand what’s working, what’s not and adjust your efforts accordingly.  Our beautiful charts, graphs and tables are great for keeping your colleagues informed about uptake and ROI too.

Additionally ...

  • Pro Audio Production: Want your audio to sound even better, or just want to save some time and energy?  With our Audio Production Packs (“Pro Packs”), you can have us review, clean up, professionally produce and publish all your audio.
  • Unlimited Archives: Over time, you’ll value having archives of your mobile audio tours.  With our Premium Plan software subscription, you can have as many as you want.
  • Social Media:  Each tour, as well as each individual audio within a tour, can be shared by your visitors with their friends on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+.  And, your online social network links are always there too, so your visitors can follow and share your other online goodies!
  • Integration-ready:  If you already have native mobile apps, but you’re missing an audio tour component, your developers will be very pleased to know that adding your CultureSpots mobile audio tours to it will be a snap and likely no more than a few lines of code.
  • SEO Opportunity:  Because your mobile audio tours at CultureSpots are on the Web, having all that additional content online with inbound links to it can enhance your organization’s standing in search results.
  • Video Tutorials & Personalized Support:  Our focus on audio and the mobile Web keeps our system simple, easy to explain and support.  There are very few screens for you to navigate, and our succinct video tutorials will make it even easier. If you get stuck, our online Customer Support portal, email and phone availability will provide you with great peace of mind.

Who are we?

The People Behind the Software.

We are a small team of technology professionals who love and support the arts and culture. CultureSpots was created by founder Cliff Stevens (center) and wife Veruschka Stevens (far right), in collaboration with Professor Neville Vakharia (far left) of the Graduate Arts Administration Program at Drexel University and Forge Software‘s Frank Koehl (center left) and Chris Tonkinson (center right).  We launched CultureSpots in October 2014 and are honored to be working with many different museums, galleries, and other cultural institutions in Philadelphia, nationwide and beyond.

All you need is a software subscription.

Then you can get started creating your mobile audio tours the same day!

Basic Plan (monthly)
$19.00per month
  • *Up to 10 active audios
  • Branded mobile Web audio tour app for visitors
  • Web-based audio tour manager console
  • Pretty URLs
  • Custom audio IDs
  • Downloadable QR codes
  • Multilingual
  • Accessible
  • FREE Voice Recorder app for iPhone
  • FREE Personalized Training Session
  • FREE Implementation & Branding
  • FREE Unlimited Ongoing Support
Plus Plan (monthly)
$49.00per month
  • *Up to 25 active audios
  • Branded mobile Web audio tour app for visitors
  • Web-based audio tour manager console
  • Pretty URLs
  • Custom audio IDs
  • Downloadable QR codes
  • Multilingual
  • Accessible
  • FREE Voice Recorder app for iPhone
  • FREE Personalized Training Session
  • FREE Implementation & Branding
  • FREE Unlimited Ongoing Support
Premium Plan (monthly)
$99.00per month
  • *Up to 100 active audios
  • *Unlimited audio archives
  • *Complimentary Audio Production 10-Pack
  • Branded mobile Web audio tour app for visitors
  • Web-based audio tour manager console
  • Pretty URLs
  • Custom audio IDs
  • Downloadable QR codes
  • Multilingual
  • Accessible
  • FREE Voice Recorder app for iPhone
  • FREE Personalized Training Session
  • FREE Implementation & Branding
  • FREE Unlimited Ongoing Support
Basic Plan (yearly)
$199.00per year
  • *Same as Basic Plan (monthly) but 15+% OFF
  • 30 Day Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee
Plus Plan (yearly)
$499.00per year
  • *Same as Plus Plan (monthly) but 15+% OFF
  • 30 Day Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee
Premium Plan (yearly)
$999.00per year
  • *Same as Premium Plan (monthly) but 15+% OFF
  • 30 Day Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee

How About Some Audio Production Help?

We can do that :-)

So you’ve recorded some audio, but need help turning those raw audio files into something special.  We can help!  With our “Audio Production Packs” you provide us with your raw audio files, and we’ll listen to it, trim it, rearrange it if necessary, cut out the “umms” and “uhhs” (as possible), normalize it, EQ it (as necessary), optimize/compress it for mobile-streaming and upload it into your online tour manager for your ultimate review.

10-Pack
$149.00per pack of 10
  • Personalized production of 10 audio files.
  • Includes: cropping, trimming, merging, splitting, defect removal, volume normalization and upload.
25-Pack
$349.00per pack of 25
  • Personalized production of 25 audio files.
  • Includes: cropping, trimming, merging, splitting, defect removal, volume normalization and upload.
100-Pack
$1,399.00per pack of 100
  • Personalized production of 100 audio files.
  • Includes: cropping, trimming, merging, splitting, defect removal, volume normalization and upload.

We can’t wait to be of service to you!  Thank you, be well, and enjoy!

Cliff Stevens

Founder, President/CEO of CultureSpots

cliff@culturespots.com