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Crowdfunding the Arts

By Creative's Europe

Introduction

For cultural mangers, artists, film makers and creatives looking for new business and funding models. This course gives an introduction to crowdfunding for creatives (modules 101-103), provides detailed 'how-to' guides from experiences practicioners (201-203) and offers many additional resources for those that want to launch their own campaign (modules 300)

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1 Crowdfunding the Arts: Course Overview

With 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

Added by Creative's Europe: “All for one, one for all? Not in the case of crowdfunding platforms. This article gives you an overview of popular platforms and their strengths and weaknesses

4 101 Which Crowdfunding Platform for which project?

In her book Cash From the CrowdReward , Sally Outlaw, founder and CEO of crowdfunding website peerbackers, reveals the secrets of funding your business with help from colleagues, peers, family, friends and even perfect strangers through a crowdfunding campaign. In this edited excerpt, the author offers details on some crowdfunding platforms that offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to generate funds for

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6 101 Top Ten Steps To Crowdfunding Success

Crowdfunding Crowdfunding is becoming all the rage for people who want to raise funds to support their projects. It's important that when you are working on a campaign that you adhere to best practices in crowdfunding for your project, in order to maximize the potential of meeting your goal. 1. AudienceWho is going to want to invest in your product?

Added by Creative's Europe: “one of the most successful kickstarter campaigns of all times - was actually for a movie

15 103 Inspiration - The Veronica Mars Movie Project

UPDATED: This is it. We're making a Veronica Mars movie! Now the only question is: how big can we make it? We need your help! 91,585 backers pledged $5,702,153 to help bring this project to life. About this project$5,702,153pledged of $2,000,000 goal Now available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, COFFICIAL T-SHIRT DESIGNS ADDED! PICTURES & DETAILS BELOW! AND YES, IT

Added by Creative's Europe: “comprehensive overview of 1) Are you sure that crowdfunding is right for you? 2) Reasons you should crowdfund 3) Prep work & research 4) Setting your crowdfunding goal and planning your rewards 5) Kickstarter or Indiegogo? 6) Making your pitch video 7) Crowdfunding mistakes 8) Keys to a successful crowdfunding campaign

17 201 Crowdfunding 201: From Theory to Practice

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19 202 Crowdfunding Movies

This page is a short step-by-step guide to using the crowd-funding model that paid for The Age of Stupid. We hope you find it helpful. If you're not sure WHY you would want to crowd-fund your film, have a look at our Crowd-Funding FAQ. HOW TO CROWD FUND YOUR FILM IN SIX EASY STEPS 1. Write a Crowd-Funding Budget First

Added by Creative's Europe: “Lessons for crowdfunding film festivals

21 202 Crowdfunding Festivals

Chris Holland, Operations and Marketing Director for the Atlanta Film Festival, writes about why the festival decided to use crowdfunding to raise money for the annual event and shares his lessons for crowdfunding. Chris Holland worked in the film industry for more than a decade. In the early days of the internet he was a film critic and later he

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22 203 Key Elements of a Great Pitch

Every day we get a whole heap of crowdfunding pitches from non-profits and social enterprises, which vary from the very good to the very crap. We've seen it all, from the three-line-'people-will-get-it' pitch to the boring-10-page-grant-application pitch (hint, both miss the point). To make it easier for you, we've broken down crowdfunding pitches (and any non-profit pitch, really) into these

Added by Creative's Europe: “Competition for crowdfunding dollars is already high - here's how to grab people's attention

24 203 Traffic Tips for your Crowdfunding Campaign

You've had that next billion dollar idea and you're going to raise your first $25k via Kickstarter, Indiegogo or another crowd funding site to make it a reality. Simply put, crowdfunding is the process of asking the general public for donations that provide startup capital for new ventures.

Added by Creative's Europe: “ a list of tools to aid crowdfunders in their campaign creation and managing their crowdfunding campaign before, during and after

26 300 Resources - Crowdfunding Campaign Tools

Recently Indiegogo posted a list of tools to aid crowdfunders in their campaign creation and managing their crowdfunding campaign before, during and after. This was compiled by Indiegogo staff blogger Andrew Nunnelly. This is an excellent list and resource. We have quoted many of the services below along with many additions to the list which we have encountered over time.

Added by Creative's Europe: “useful overview of many platforms, their focus and way of operating

27 300 Resources - Comparison of crowd funding services

Crowdfunding (alternately: crowd funding, crowd financing, equity crowdfunding) is a process in which individuals pool money and other resources to fund projects initiated by other people or organizations. Crowdfunded projects may include creative works, products, nonprofit organizations, supporting entrepreneurship, businesses, or donations for a specific purpose (e.g., to pay for a medical procedure). Crowdfunding usually takes place via an online

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28 300 Resources - Indiewire's Ultimate Guide to Crowdfunding

As crowdfunding becomes more and more the standard for independent film projects, filmmakers continue to look to Indiewire for resources on the best practices and tips for crowdfunding. Indiewire's developed quite a corpus on the topic, and we've got a list of our essential reading below.

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29 300 Resources - List of highest funded crowdfunding projects

Point-and-click adventure game by Tim Schafer, designer of Full Throttle and Grim Fandango . Accompanied by a 2 Player Productions documentary. 87,142 backers, the most backers until surpassed by the Veronica Mars Movie Project in April 2013. Highest funded Kickstarter project until surpassed by the Pebble smartwatch in April 2012.

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