Performing Arts Information Representation Community Group Proposed

The Performing Arts Information Representation Community Group has been proposed:


Performing Arts Information Representation (PAIR) is a community group
dedicated to advancing the use of shared conceptual models for better
data interoperability in the performing arts domain. This domain stands
to gain tremendous benefit from using Semantic Web technologies as it
relies on the interoperability of information across many fields such as
event publishing and discovery, digital archiving, and research (to name
a few).  

The group’s mission is to support the development and use of semantic
vocabularies and common representational frameworks to ensure the
meaningful sharing and aggregation of information related to the
performing arts. 

This Community Group provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and
experiences, scenarios and requirements while bringing together key
stakeholders. The group will act as an advocate for representational
standardization in the performing arts sector. 

PAIR will strive to develop mutually beneficial collaborations with
groups and organizations that are actively working on relevant standards
and/or implementations. In particular, the group will work to develop
extensions to existing representational standards such as and
Wikidata so that Performing Arts information can be better understood by
search engines and other web applications. 

While designing, maintaining and revising vocabularies and foundational
specifications for the performing arts, the group will make efforts to
involve the performing arts community at large through solicitation of
requests, comments and suggestions from non PAIR members. This may take
the form of symposiums, workshops, events or community curated open


You are invited to support the creation of this group:

Once the group has a total of five supporters, it will be launched and
people can join to begin work. Once launched, the group will no longer
be listed as "proposed"; it will appear in the list of current groups:

In order to support the group, you will need a W3C account. To request one:

If you believe that there is an issue with this group that requires
the attention of the W3C staff, please send us email on

Thank you,
W3C Community Development Team

Received on Wednesday, 2 September 2020 16:01:50 UTC