Tagged: art

Creators of Scribble Pen Cancel Kickstarter Campaign After Backers & Crowdfunding Platform Ask Questions

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Earlier this week, San Francisco-based Scribble launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $100,000 for its self-titled pen. After immediately surpassing its initial goal and reaching $366,566 from 1,959 backers, the project was shut down. Now speculation has finally surfaced as to what really caused the company to shut down the crowdfunding campaign. As previously… Read More

Scribble Pen Passes $100,000 Goal in 24 Hours on Kickstarter

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San Francisco-based Scribble Technology launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for its innovative pen, Scribble. The pen can scan colors from any object and instantly reproduces the color on paper or a digital screen (using the Scribble stylus). With Scribble, scanning and capturing any color is easy and fast. Instructions are to simply hold the pen… Read More

Electric Objects’ EO1 Art Computer Raises $140,000 Within the First 24 Hours

Electric Objects

New York-based company Electric Objects has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for its new computer that is made for art, EO1. The company originally decided to raise $25,000 and within 24 hours, it received well over $140,000 from 446 backers. The EO1 is a framed high-definition screen and integrated system that hangs on… Read More

Kickstarter Announces First Ever Art Show That Features Former Campaign Presenters

Kickstarter Art Show

Adding another event to its Block Party on May 3rd, crowfunding giant Kickstarter announced its hosting the first ever art show on its new gallery. The show will feature a plethora of pieces made by artist who have used campaign website to raise funds and will have a range of work including photography, painting, prints… Read More

Kickstarter Project Creator Posts Video Of Himself Burning Backer Rewards: “I will not be shipping any more”

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In May of 2012 a campaign for a printed book of web comics was fully funded, having raised $50,000 on a goal of $8,000. The web comics were hosted at PicturesForSadChildren.com. The book is called “Sad Pictures For Children.” Now the project has become a sad picture. In a long, rambling and incoherent message posted… Read More

On Indiegogo: Smart Marketing Stunt Seeks $50,000 To Put Wikipedia In Print


Could you imagine being able to visualize the sheer size of Wikipedia’s English articles? The free online encyclopedia has been in the works for well over a decade now, and – according to itself, ironically – it now nets 500 million unique visitors and 18 billion page views a month. A group of developers that… Read More

Lovemark Crowdfunds Monument of Love Just in Time for Valentines Day

Love Cube

Just in time for Valentines Day, the worlds first monument to love is crowdfunding now on Indiegogo.  Having raised over $20,000 in the first few days of their fixed funding campaign the global team wants to hit a minimum target of $175,000 to build their unique structure.  The design has been created by a group… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Loving Vincent (Van Gogh), Espresso Tea & Witness Voice – Partition of India

Loving Vincent

After the tech-overload of CES International this past week it is kind of nice to get back to the world of crowdfunding.  Sure I love technology but crowdfunding is much more than hardware – as we all know.   We have had a ton of emails this past week for many excellent campaigns.  I may… Read More

Kickstarter Now Has #Museums Page

Los Angeles Never Built on Kickstarter

As Kickstarter continues to tackle their challenge of rapid growth, the erstwhile crowdfunding leader has added another page to their growing list of siloed sub-categories.  #Museums was created to manage the growing number of museums from around the country which are using the Kickstarter platform to raise funds for diverse needs.  The projects span from… Read More

“Every Patient Deserves a Room with a View”, Inspirational Paintings

Colleen Wall Darby

Rather frequently we are approached with a crowdfunding campaign which is inspirational or just someone doing something good to help other people.  The humanitarian aspect of the power of crowdfunding is very important.  It is not just raising $10 Million for a very cool piece of tech or to fund the next Hollywood blockbuster.  It… Read More

Domingo Zapata Launches Art4Crowd Crowdfunding Campaign on EarlyShares

Domingo Zapata

International Artist Domingo Zapata will restore the Bowery Mission HQ Building Façade in New York City Funded by “Art4Crowd” Campaign on EarlyShares Crowdfunding plaftorm EarlyShares has announced a partnership with artist Domingo Zapata and The Bowery Mission to launch Art4Crowd. The project is to crowdfunded outdoor mural project in New York City.  Zapata, a personal supporter of… Read More

VIDEO: Naked Lady Gaga Promotes Kickstarter For Abramović Institute

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In one of the more bizarre things I’ve seen covering the wonderful world of crowdfunding, a video promoting a Kickstarter campaign features a very naked Lady Gaga. Serbian performance artist Marina Abramović was the subject of a documentary entitled The Artist Is Present, which followed her 736-hour performance at the Museum of Modern Art in New… Read More

UK Based Sponsume Crowdfunds Edinburgh Fringe Festival Projects

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Crowdfunding Platform Sponsume Helps Fund More Than £40,000 for Edinburgh Fringe Festival Projects.  The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world and takes place every August for three weeks in Scotland’s capital city.  The Festival traces its roots back to the Edinburgh International Festival formed in 1947, the Festival Fringe Society… Read More

Time Funding Site FeedTheArts Crowdfunds First Project, Hits Goal for Singer/Songwriter Sarah McLennan

Sarah McLennan

FeedTheArts is a “Time Funding” crowdfunding site where fans to contribute to an Artist’s project by donating their time rather than money. After years of perfecting the model, FeedTheArts has used Time Funding,  held Tuesday, July 16, to fund a recording project at the world renowned Skyelab Studios for singer/songwriter, Sarah McLennan.  Within the first… Read More

Crowdfunding Finds a Creative Outlet

Urban Air on Kickstarter

Stephen Glassman’s idea for an art installation was an ambitious one: Transform a billboard above one of the busiest freeways in Los Angeles into a living bamboo forest, surrounded by a cloud of mist and augmented with air-quality monitors and Wi-Fi. Finding an appropriate site was only the beginning: Using the billboard required a permit,… Read More

Event to stress ‘Crowdfunding’ the arts


SHARJAH: Maraya Art Centre – an initiative by the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) – will be hosting an interactive evening focused on the global phenomenon that is revolutionising project financing – crowdfunding. Taking place on June 5, the event is being held in collaboration with Aflamnah, the UAE-based platform dedicated to supporting creative… Read More

In Conversation | Perry Chen and Theaster Gates on Community-Driven Creativity

Perry Chen CEO of Kickstarter

The Kickstarter co-founder Perry Chen understands how communities can fuel creativity. The artist Theaster Gates knows how creativity can invigorate a community. What happens when they put their heads together? At first glance, an Internet entrepreneur and an artist seem to operate in different creative spheres. Yet Perry Chen, the co-founder and C.E.O. of the… Read More

Razoo Hosts Crowdfunding Campaign for the Smithsonian

Yoga The Art of Transformation Smithsonian

Razoo.com, a crowdfunding site for causes, has launched the Smithsonian’s first major crowdfunding campaign. The online fundraiser will support the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery’s “Yoga: The Art of Transformation,” the world’s first exhibition on the visual history of yoga. The fundraiser begins today, May 29, and runs through July 1, 2013. This is the first… Read More

Greg Puciato Of The Dillinger Escape Plan On Crowdfunding: “I Don’t Relate To That Mindset At All”

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Greg Puciato is lead singer of popular hardcore act The Dillinger Escape Plan, and he had some pointed words about the crowdfunding space as it relates to artists and musicians. He basically makes an argument that asking for money as a prerequisite to making art is against the idea of what it is to make… Read More

Smithsonian Launches First Major Crowdfunding Campaign

Yoga The Art of Transformation Smithsonian

“Yoga: The Art of Transformation,” will be on view  at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery October 19th  through Jan. 26, 2014.  This is the world’s first exhibi­tion about the discipline’s visual history and will reveal its fascinating meanings and histories over the past 2,000 years.   To support the exhibition, the museum is launching the Smithsonian’s first… Read More