Tagged: arts

Kickstarter Milestone: 10,000 Art Projects Have Been Funded on the Crowdfunding Platform

Less than one week after announcing more than 12.7 million backers have raised $3 billion to go towards independent creators on its crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter shared that 10,000 art projects have been funded through its funding portal. While sharing details about the latest milestone, the Kickstarter… Read More

Kickstarter’s Yancey Strickler Responds to the National Endowment for the Arts Potential Elimination

Following the announcement that President Donald Trump proposed the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of his federal budget plan, Kickstarter co-founder and CEO Yancey Strickler took to the crowdfunding giant’s blog to express… Read More

Crowdfunding for Performing Arts: Opera Di Firenze on Stage

Despite their obvious engagement capacity, crowdfunding projects in the performing arts still have a very low average deal size. While smaller projects such as personal exhibitions, books and documentaries are often successfully funded, grand theaters and organizations don’t use crowdfunding as a financing tool. Only… Read More

Crowdfunding Platform For Art Projects BEART Looks to Raise £75,000 on Seedrs

BEART, a crowdfunding platform that is dedicated to artists, art institutions and art professionals, has recently launched a Seedrs initiative to raise £75,000 as it begins its expansion plans. The reward-based funding portal stated brings together artists, curators, gallerists, collectors, museums, foundations and other art world professionals… Read More

UK’s Arts & Crafts Shopping Channel “Hochanda” Overfunds on Crowdcube

Just a few weeks into its Crowdcube campaign, the self-dubbed home of arts and crafts, Hochanda, has successfully surpassed its initial £1.9 million thanks to nearly 200 accredited investors. As previously reported, Hochanda, which its name is an acronym for “Home of Crafts Hobbies and Arts,”… Read More

India’s WorldArtCommunity Receives $200,000 From Angel Investors to Grow Online Art & Craft Marketplace

With the interest in Indian e-commerce and online marketplaces continues to grow, peer-to-peer commerce spaces are creating opportunities for both investors and start-ups alike. In line with the emerging trends, Gurgaon-based online marketplace for arts, crafts and design WorldArtCommunity has raised a round of angel investment… Read More

Ratesetter to Provide P2P Solutions to Creative Industry Finance

P2P lender Ratesetter has targeted the art sector by partnering with the Creative Industry Finance to fund artistic and cultural enterprises. Explaining that the UK creative sector is worth £71 billion per year to the economy, Ratesetter will now offer P2P finance solutions to the businesses… Read More

Famed Museum Louvre Launches Crowdfunding Campaign to Purchase 18th Century Jeweled Table

Earlier this week, administration at the Louvre announced they have started a crowdfunding campaign to raise €12.5 million purchase of a jeweled piece of 18th-century furniture, Teschen Table. According to the New York Times, the Teschen Table, which is also known as the “Table of Peace,”  was offered to… Read More

Sir Paul McCartney Announces His Support for Crowdfunder-Success Bombed Out Church

Lending a hand to one of Liverpool’s well-known arts venues, singer/songwriter Sir Paul McCartney has announced his support towards famed concert hall, St. Luke’s Church. This news comes just a couple months after a crowdfunding campaign supporting the historic building hit CrowdfunderUK. As previously reported,… Read More

Phundee Crowdfunding Dedicated to Independent Arts & Entertainment Opens for Business

Phundee has publicly announced the launch of their hybrid crowdfunding platform.  The site has a mission to help fund creative arts, film and the entertainment business with a rewards and equity platform.  While the rewards portion is operational now the site still  shows “coming soon”… Read More

Famous Ladies Gather to Online Girls’ School During Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign

Portland, Oregon’s School of Doodle has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to remain a free online high school for girls. The project is seeking to raise $75,000 and within a few days, it has reached nearly $50,000 from over 174 backers. Not only has… Read More

Watch: RocketHub’s Brian Meece On How He Saw Crowdfunding Evolve In The Arts Scene

Did you know Brian Meece was a mean ukelele player? RocketHub co-founder and CEO Meece sat down with AlleyWire as part of their “Where I’ve Been” series and briefly discussed how some of the fundraising techniques in the world of liberal arts helped him and… Read More

CultureCrowd Predicts Boom for Creative Industries with Equity Crowdfunding

CultureCrowd, an organization that helps the arts and creative industries with equity crowdfunding by connecting their audiences and developing new revenue streams, has declared the future has arrived and that 2013 will be noted as a turning point for crowdfunding and the arts. Back in… Read More

Pozible, Arts Tasmania Offer Matched Funding

Australia based global crowdfunding platform Pozible has announced an interesting partnership with Arts Tasmania called Crowbar.  In this new relationship Arts Tasmania is offering approved campaigns an additional investment of up to 50% of the projects crowdfunding target – if successful.  These funds are topped… Read More

Glee Star, Guns N’ Roses Drummer, Partner on FundAnything Campaign for Arts Foundation

Crowfunding campaign will attempt to raise $85,000 for Adopt the Arts Foundation Glee’s Jane Lynch and Guns N’ Roses Drummer Matt Sorum, are launching a crowdfunding campaign to Raise generate funds to Bring Music Programs to Los Angeles Public Schools.  FundAnything, a crowdfunding site started… Read More

Layers And Layers Of Nonsense: When Crowdfunding Cannot Get To The Crowd

We decided to launch our first-ever Kickstarter campaign to supplement our meager budget — to build the platforms, to rent and build some costume pieces (indeed, I spent last night sewing, as did the actress who’s playing Emily), to help pay for postage to mail… Read More

Grow – Teaching Creatives to be Entrepreneurs

I got involved in feminist and social justice organizing, making zines and playing in indie and punk bands as a teenager. As I grew up and became an “adult” in this community I realized the people around me were incredibly motivated and had great ideas… Read More

Crowdfunding Site Boosted Welcomed in New Zealand

Christopher Finlayson, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage in New Zealand, has welcomed Boosted, the Arts Foundation’s new philanthropic crowdfunding platform, saying it will encourage greater private sector giving to strengthen the arts sector. “Boosted is a great example of the innovative thinking by Arts sector… Read More

Why Crowdfunding Has Surpassed the VC industry

For the first time in a digital and human history, a film funded by the people (a.k.a. crowd) has won an Oscar. Inocente had the help of 294 backers who donated over $52K in total via Kickstarter, the leading crowdfunding platform which utilizes contribution (donation)… Read More

Crowdfunding site for arts nonprofits in Broward funds its first project in just 21 days

Power2give.org, the new crowd-funding site for nonprofit arts groups in Broward County, has met it’s first target in just 21 days helping The Master Chorale of South Florida raise more than $8,500. “We…are very excited that we were the first Broward County arts group to reach its project… Read More

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