Crowdfunding performing arts

Crowdfunding the Arts

Whats CrowdsourcingWith tight public budgets, many creative organisations are looking for alternative ways of raising money. Here’s our free course on Crowdfunding – an interesting and viable model to not just raise funding, but also create stronger bonds with audiences. We curated this ‘Gibbon Online Class’ to help you understand what crowdfunding is all about, how it could be relevant to your work and how to start a campaign.

Crowd ..what? Introduction to crowdsourcing

We chose this short animated film by, narrated by its Founder, Carl Esposti, to give you an introduction to the four different ways Crowdsourcing works and the five different categories of things you can do with crowdsourcing. Go to class.

10 best Practices in Crowdfunding Steps for a successful campaign101 – Concepts and Principles

In this section, we curated some informative and entertaining chapters on the very basics of crowdfunding: what is it, who is it for, how does it work. Go to class.

  1. What is crowd funding? Let student blogger Natalie Wiesnet explain crowdfunding to you in just under 5 minutes in her entertaining and informative video.
  2. How is crowd funding different from other ways of fund raising? Kapipal summarised it in 5 key principles. Hint: it’s all about communication, trust and relations.
  3. What’s important to be a successful crowdfunder? The top 10 steps to success according to an article published by Megan V Miller on Tekkek. It’s all about turning audiences into investors.

102 – Applying it to the Arts

This second chapter looks how the principles of crowd funding apply to the arts and creatives: how can it be used for performing arts, film making, album releases and other creative projects.

  1. Can crowdfunding work for the arts? A short video by Canada’s TV channel CBC that looks into this new way to raise money for art.
  2. Crowdfunding and film making. The BBC reports from the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival in New York on independent film-makers explain why crowdfunding has now become an essential part of the creation of their work.
  3. Crowdfunding music. Musician Mindy Gledhill explains how crowd funding can help you to release your latest album.
  4. Creative crowdfunding – keys to success. Ben Hamilton, Community Manager at arts platform PleaseFund.Us gives advice on how to raise money in the arts via crowdfunding

103 – Inspiration

It’s one thing to read about, yet another to see it in action. Here are some of our favourite examples of creative (and successful) crowdfunding campaigns. We chose different platforms and art forms to give you a varied selection.

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"The website Assassination Market, a crowdfunding service that lets anyone anonymously contribute Bitcoins towards a bounty on the head of any government official–a kind of Kickstarter for political assassinations. According to Assassination Market’s rules, if someone on its hit list is killed, any hitman who can prove he or she was responsible receives the collected funds.
"Sanjuro’s grisly ambitions go beyond raising the funds to bankroll a few political killings. He believes that if Assassination Market can persist and gain enough users, it will eventually enable the assassinations of enough politicians that no one would dare to hold office

CUSIP Global Services, WealthForge to Collaborate on Crowdfunding  — PR Newswire
NEW YORK, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CUSIP Global Services (CGS), a leading provider of unique security and entity identifiers and descriptive data that enable efficient global trading, and WealthForge, a licensed broker-dealer specializing in ..

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