More Than 50 Crowdfunding Platforms for Artists

There are about 60 sites on our 50+ list of crowd-funding platforms where artists can fund their projects:

Big Art Boost crowdfunding + social media marketing

BORN is a curated crowdfunding platform that celebrates and supports creative talents in art, home design, fashion, gastronomy, innovation and philanthropy. Based in London

Crowfunding Forum  get advice/post your campaign

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Crowdfunding Pays

Crowdlender is a crowd-lending site dedicated to helping you raise the capital you need to finance the launch or growth of your small business. If you require immediate funding to expand your business, make payroll or increase your marketing efforts then Crowdlender can help. They have easy payback options and help to provide fast capital when you need it the most. Address: 433 N. Camden Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 Email:info@crowd-lender.com

CrowdMapped International lists of crowd funding sites. Find the best crowdfunding site for you!

Crowd Rise

CrowdSifter Crowdfunding Campaigns New York City

CrowdT Crowdfunding T-shirts for small business, Design High Quality Screen Printed Tees. Zero Risk. Zero Upfront Cost. We Directly Ship to Your Customers. You Keep The Profits. Also known as CrowdTParade and CrowdTRetail

Crowd Tilt

Crowd 4 Art  art auction crowd funding

Contributions Crowd-Funding of the social site for groups Meetup. Now Meetup has its own crowdfunding platform called “Contributions.” The feature allows Meetup group members to fund various projects managed by group organizers in order to pay for things the group needs – like meeting space, supplies, equipment, drinks and snacks and more.

dropz A network of domain experts, connecting and sharing Equity Crowdfunding opportunities, information and insights for tech startups in Palo Alto

Fund Anything

FunderThunder.com

Funderway  fee to join

Fund It Crowdfunding Ireland’s Creative Ideas

Fundly 

FundaRaising, FundaRaising is a donation-based crowd funding website designed to make fundraising easier. Fund a cause & share through social networks. It’s FREE to sign up! North America

Give Forward

GoFundMe

Grass Root Biz  crowdfunding site with arts category

Hatchfund, formerly USA Projects. Work with artists all over the USA at no cost to artists. If you would like to discuss launching a project please email at support@hatchfund.org

Indie Funds Crowdfunding is the way to fund your indie project– fundraising for your music, art, film, design, writing or whatever project.

IndieGoGo crowdfunding platform

Jack of all Threads Jack of all Threads – India’s first crowdfunding platform for customised tees – Create and sell YOUR OWN tees, you keep the profit, Zero risk. Bangalore, India

Jump Start Africa, crowd funding

Kickstarter Crowdfund your project

Kollektiv Gallery  is much more than a gallery. It is the platform for a unique and valuable learning experience in the world of Crowdfunding, curating and selling art. We use Kickstarter to teach new artists how to fund a project using their supportive and global online network.

Kiss Kiss Bank Bank  is one of the world’s leading sites for creative project crowd funding. Kiss Kiss Bank Bank is an alternative space dedicated to creativity– artists, inventors, explorers, filmmakers, designers–your project will find a place on KissKissBankBank. The site is in French and English. You don’t have to live in France, or be French-Canadian to use the site. If you have a command of French or can get the English version of your project text translated into French, this may be a new platform to try.

Kiva, loans that change lives

Krowdster, Santa Monica, CA

Lexshares  crowdfunding your lawsuit

Megafounder, Megafounder is ongoing funding for projects. 0% platform fees. Barcelona

OzCrowd is an Australian based crowdfunding site where you can raise money for almost anything. Founded by long time lawyer and entrepreneur Nick Karolidis, OzCrowd is fully dedicated to individual Australian based crowdfunding projects.

Patreon, Be a Patron of the Arts, Patreon, based in San Francisco, is a crowdfunding platform created by musician Jack Conte and developer Sam Yam. It allows artists to obtain funding from patrons on a recurring basis or per artwork. It is popular with YouTube content creators, musicians, and webcomic artists and has been featured in Forbes, Time, and Billboard magazines.

Pozible  Austrailian Crowding fund for creative projects Pozible | Crowdfunding Creativity

Razoo crowdfunding site

Reality Crowd TV, Host of the Virtual Crowdfunding Summit 2015 to be held from Nov 30 – Dec 18th 2015. Home of Virtual Incubator & Crowdfunding Network! RealityTV Webseries! Global

RocketHub  crowdfunding site

Sponsr.it Sponzr.it; a revolutionary new platform that allows you to sponsor your favourite artists in exchange for awesome perks and rewards! London, UK

Start Artists crowdfunding artists in groups of ten

Talk Hub  crowd funding

Tee Spring Tee-shirt crowdfunding site

The Art Boulevard TheArtBoulevard is a network for creative opportunities Crowdsourcing platform to make your art projects come true! World

The Crowd Funding Centre

Thunderclap  Crowdfunding

Tiny Lightbulbs  (inventions, crowdfunded,electronics)

TStacker.com Create and sell custom shirts online with no upfront cost, zero risk and receive the profits when your campaign ends. We print and ship the shirts.

TubeStart Digital, film and Video project funding

USA Projects is now Hatchfund-Fund

U-Wish

Wayv, Colourful people change the world! | Dutch Crowdfunding Platform | Local Impact | hello@thewayv.com Rotterdam

Wealth Migrate The Global Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform

You Caring

YourArtBay Crowdfunding platform to Buy & Sell shares in Art & Antiques online. It’s a new way for people to pool small amounts of money for collective equity in artwork for both short and long term asset building opportunities. Mission:
• Promotes and supports Art & Antiques as an alternate asset 
• Buy & Sell affordable shares in art & antiques
. The small-time buyers can now afford ‘a piece of the asset building in Art & Antiques. 
The simple answer is, to empower common patrons in art & antiques. You can collect Art & Antiques asset opportunity in a Bay filled with such treasures, hence the name “YourArtBay”. Founded December 12, 2012 Email contact@yourartbay.com to sell

After you get your funding, find more resources for selling your art in both of our Artist Marketing Resources web stores here and here

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In a few days, discounted items in both of our Artist Marketing Resources web stores will return to full price.

Take a look in our Artist Marketing Resources web store #1 here and web store # 2 here.

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Submissions Now Open: 2015 competition for Photographers and Digital Artists

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2015 competition for Photographers & Digital Artists   YOUR BEST

Ed Wedman, Co-founder of Exhibitions Without Walls, says “We get emails from photographers and digital artists asking us what types of images would be best to submit for a particular theme.  Our response is one of “Use your imagination and creativity.”  Well this competition has no restrictions and doesn’t require interpretation at all. It is all about submitting what you think is some of your best work, nothing more.  This gives us the opportunity to see all the possibilities and the different styles of photography and digital art.  Again, remember it is about entering some of YOUR BEST” work.”

Submission deadline: February 8, 2015

Online Exhibition opens February 17, 2015

Entry Fee: $30 for the first 5 images; $4 for each additional image up to a total of 10 images.

Best In Competition – $500 cash award plus additional prizes

2nd Place – $150 cash Award plus additional prizes

3rd Place –  $100 cash award plus additional prizes

Sponsors for additional prizes include Alien Skin Software (Exposure 7), Art & Beyond Publications and Artist Marketing Resources.  For more information, go to “YOUR BEST”

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International Art Gallery Directory for Artists Now at a Special Discounted Price

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Dear Artists,

To start off 2015, we’re offering you our most popular resource for artists at a special discounted price. Get $10 off the International Art Gallery Directory in either of our stores  here and here.

 

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Studio Visit Site for Making Reservations to Visit Artist Studios

 

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Jacks Pollock’s studio floor in the Pollock Krasner house.

We took a few days off during the Christmas holiday week and now we’re back to share the really great Studio Visit site that artists and collectors will want to know about. It’s an artist studio reservation service that is provided completely free to artists and collectors.

Studio Visit is a website for collectors to make reservations to visit artist studios searchable by city and country. So far, the main studio locations listed are cities in Germany, Spain, Mexico, Belgium and the Netherlands. Once you add your studio location your city will appear in the available locations.

Artists simply register with their studio address, name, and at least one picture of their studio. Artist/studios can add up to ten pictures of their studio space, up to ten images of their artwork, a Google map view, artist CV/Statement and other menu options.

The Studio Visit website provides a booking system. Through this system potential buyers and collectors will request a studio visit only on the days, times, and for the duration that the artist or studio configures. The booking system will ask for basic contact information from the collector that will be seen only by the artist/ studio they request to visit.

Once a collector books a studio visit reservation the studio will receive an email. In the studio account menu option RESERVATION MANAGE the reservation booking can be approved or rejected. If approved the collector will receive an email and can only go ahead with the studio visit appointment with this confirmation email.

News of this service is provided to you by the Artist Marketing Resources blog For the past six years, Artist Marketing Resources has been providing information to artists. Some of our resources and services include: The International Art Gallery Directory  available hereArt Licensing companies agencies + artist agents & artist reps hereTransmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions ebook hereDirectory of Art Consultants here1,100+ Places to Sell Your Art E-list herePhotographers Resources of International Photography Reps and agents, galleries, print sales, publishers + more hereArt magazines, art blogs, art directories e-list of art publication resources for artists hereArt Print Resources for artists here , Featured Artists here, and our E-Postcard Marketing Service for Artists here.

Fine Art Gallery Represents the Paintings of Emerging Artists at Affordable Prices

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The Gregg Irby Fine Art gallery represents emerging artists at affordable prices in the niche market they’ve built. Gallery curators scour the country for new talents to bring their clients one-of-a-kind paintings by artists who have yet to be widely discovered. They strive to have a variety of painting styles in their gallery.

Both aspiring and established art collectors in Atlanta, Georgia can see the available artworks in person in the Gregg Irby gallery.  Plus, their connection to the up-and-coming art community allows Gregg Irby curators to source stunning paintings from artists for collectors shopping in their online gallery shop.

If you are an artist, take a look at the art on the gallery site. If your paintings complement what you see on the site and you think that you work in a good fit and in line with their price points–you can email 5-7 images to the gallery. Read the full submission guidelines on the gallery site.

Artist Marketing Resources continually adds more and more galleries to our e-list of 5,000 international art galleries. We’ve been working on the e-list over the past several years. Gain access to the international art gallery e-list here.

Big Ink Open Call Collaborative Large Woodcut Project and More

'Portrait of Hagiwara Sakutarô', woodblock print by Onchi Kôshirô, 1943, 1st edition, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

‘Portrait of Hagiwara Sakutarô’, woodblock print by Onchi Kôshirô, 1943, 1st edition, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

The Big Ink website and blog has a current call to artists to take part in a collaborative large woodcut project. Monumental prints inspire artists and the public alike to think big, set long-term goals, and have the perseverance to see complex projects to fruition.

Each year artists from all backgrounds including sculpture, photography, painting, and print participate. Artists are invited to submit a proposal to create a woodcut at least 24 x 36 inches in dimension via an open call for entry.  If accepted, artists are given two months to carve their image into a piece of plywood.  At the end of the two months, all the artists meet for a printing session at a local print studio and help one another print their woodcuts onto paper. Typically between 30 to 36 hand pulled prints are produced during two days of printing sessions. Each artist donates one print to the BIG INK portfolio.

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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner , Portrait of Otto Müller , 1915

The Printeresting site welcomes submissions for Printeresting content: artwork, news, exhibitions, book releases, reviews, or random moments of print. They also accept submissions from guest contributors. If you’d like submit an article for possible inclusion on Printeresting, please register on the site and a password will be emailed to you. Then log in, draft a post, and submit it to Printeresting editorial review

Printeresting, as a rule, does not publish announcements for kick starters or other fundraisers, calls for entry, holiday sales, and other opportunities.  But feel free to use their classifieds page to share these types of items.

Art Print Resources 

Art magazines and art blogs e-list

Artist Marketing Resources web store

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Arts & Crafts Block Prints 2015 Calendar

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Two Artist Resources that Defy Categorization: Works.io and Art360 Gallery

From first view, the Art365 Gallery website has the look of an online art magazine, IMO. Although they refer to themselves as both an online art gallery and an art blog. You’ll find Featured Artists, Galleries, Glass Artists, and Art News.

Visual artists and glass artists are invited to submit for a permanent spot on this site.

– Send  a text in 300-500 characters about you, your artworks and perhaps a few words about your art technique.

– A link to your website/Facebook page.

– 6-8 quality images of your art.

They will rewrite a unique text about you and your art, show the best of your artworks and link to your website and Facebook fan page from their art blog (it’s a 100% free service). You’ll find the full details on their website.

Works.io is a sophisticated artist driven platform with a professional portfolio and CV tool for emerging fine artists to create online visibility.

Works.io is something like an artist directory, yet, when artists sign up for free they have a dashboard allowing them to add images of their art, their exhibition news, and more. Works.io also offers a monthly selection of emerging artists with more extensive text about each artist showcased. Works.io selects sophisticated art in low-key tones for their feature.

These relatively new sites have been added to our 57 page e-list of art magazines, blogs, and artist directories.

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#twitterartexhibit Call For Artists  

Twitter Art Exhibit: Moss, Norway (2015)  Show runs March 12 – March 26, 2015

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 1, 2015

Please read the instructions below carefully to find out how and where to submit your art.

These are just the basics. Find more information about the Twitter Art Exhibit on the website: www.twitterartexhibit.org

Twitter Art Exhibit: Moss is an international exhibition of original postcard art benefiting Home-Start Moss charity.

Social media plays a major role in Twitter Art Exhibit. The event will be highly publicized and well attended by art buyers and enthusiasts, members of the press, local artists and the community, as well as by the staff of Home-Start Moss, and the families they support.

To Participate in the #TwitterArtExhibit  PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY

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Pay special attention to the materials, size and medium requirements described below. Artwork that does not meet these requirements will be rejected.  

1) You must be a Twitter user to participate in Twitter Art Exhibit: Moss. Make sure to follow @twitrartexhibit, as well as the hashtag #twitterartexhibit. Don’t forget to visit www.twitterartexhibit.org for updates!

2) Send a message to d_sandum@hotmail.com with the heading Twitter Art Exhibit: Moss to indicate your interest in participating. This is your pre-registration, and allows us to plan ahead for the exhibition. You are fully registered when your work is received at the destination.

3) Create a postcard-sized original piece of art. Standard postcard sizes are required: 6.3 x 4.7 inches or 16 x 12 cm MAXIMUM (see detailed size, medium & material requirements below).

4) Include complete information* on the back of your card: a) real name, b) @twittername, c) city, + country d) e-mail, e) website and f) artwork title. This will be helpful to buyers and organizers alike, and will be used to print labels placed next to each card at the gallery.

5) Mail your postcard in an envelope via Regular First Class Mail (or international equivalent) to the following address:

Home-Start Moss
Skoggata 24
N-1531 Moss
Norway

ARTWORK REQUIREMENTS

  • POSTCARD MATERIALS: Thick, good quality paper is preferred, but thin cardboard will also do.
  • MEDIUMS: Postcards must be signed, handmade originals in any of the following 2D mediums: Watercolor, acrylic, oil, ink, gouache, mixed media, collage, pencil, charcoal and pastel. Please use spray fixative for gritty mediums, and remember to properly prime/gesso your surfaces if you work with oils, allowing them to fully dry before shipping. Linocuts, woodcuts, lithographs (printmaking) are accepted IF they are the correct size, hand-signed and “one off” originals (1/1). NOT ALLOWED: Photographs*, digital art, art that is laser/inkjet or machine-printed, any copies, duplications or reproductions (computer or otherwise). A printed promotional postcard does not constitute an original piece of art and will not be accepted. And please, nothing perishable, toxic or otherwise harmful. *In recent years we have decided to steer away from photography and digital art due to the large amount of low-quality prints received, and so as to focus on the “handmade”.
  • DIMENSIONS/FORMAT: This is an exhibition of postcard art, so your artwork should resemble that (art on one side, your info on the other). The maximum size allowed is 6.3 x 4.7 inches (16 x 12 cm). Slightly smaller versions are fine.
  • NO JURY, NO THEME (OPEN EXHIBITION): Any professional or amateur artist in reach of our voice is invited!
  • NUMBER OF SUBMISSIONS PER ARTIST:Please send only ONE card per artist. 
  • ENTER EARLY:Postcards must be received at the above address by March 1, 2015 to be included in the exhibition. Late entries will not be accepted. Allow at least 10 business days for shipping if you reside in continental Europe. Allow at least two weeks (14 business days) anywhere else.
  • NO PARTICIPATION FEES: there is no fee to enter.  100% of proceeds for postcard sales go to charity.
  • ARTWORK PRICING: The sale price will be $35 USD (200kr) per card. Many, if not all of these cards are worth a lot more, but this will allow the general public to purchase them easily.
  • SHIPPING METHOD: Please ship your work, well protected in an envelope via regular first class mail.

 WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

  • WHEN ORGANIZERS RECEIVE YOUR POSTCARD, THEY WILL:
    1) Capture the image and send you a Twitter shout-out using the hashtag #twitterartexhibit (check the @connect tab on your Twitter account for your mention)
    2) Post it to an album on their Facebook page  (visit us to see if your card has arrived).
    3) Enter your info in a database that will be used for printing labels, which will be placed next to the card at the exhibit.
  • ONE POSTCARD = MANY TWEETS » SPREAD THE WORD!
    The Twitter Art Exhibit Twitter account is @twitrartexhibit. Please follow us! We appreciate RTs and mentions. We suggest you post a pic of your card on Twitter before mailing it, and use the hashtag #twitterartexhibit so that we can share the love! If you wish, curator David Sandum may be reached at @DavidSandum, and TwitterArtExhibit board members Maria Pedrero and Nat George may be reached at @robinpedrero and @natgeorgela, respectively. You may also connect with Helen Mollatt from Home-Start Moss at @HomeStartMoss.
  • AFTER THE EXHIBITION:
    All work received will be considered a donation and will not be returned to the sender, even if it remains unsold. Any unsold art will be donated to the charity to use as they see fit (i.e. create a mural with remaining pieces to commemorate the event, or sell remaining work at future fundraisers).
  • VIDEO / BOOK: It’s possible that a video and/or book may be produced. This will remain at the discretion of the local organizer, time and resources allowing.
  • 100% of funds raised by Twitter Art Exhibit go to the chosen charity.

Artist E-postcards: Elinore Schnurr

We’ve sent out artist e-postcards to top art galleries currently reviewing work. The e-postcards are e-mailed individually along with the link to the artist’s website. There are two e-postcard marketing option for artists. Click here for details on E-Postcard Marketing Plan A.  Click here for E-Postcard Marketing Plan B.

 

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Artists Should Know About the Artist Marketing Resources Web Store

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While we’ve frequently mentioned our Art Gallery list and Art Magazine list in our blog posts of late, we haven’t yet mentioned our web store until now.  Visit the Artist Marketing Resources web store to browse and shop here. Right now there are ten items in our web store for visual artists. Plus we have plans for adding more artist resources to our store soon.

 

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Kiss Kiss Bank Bank Crowd Funding Platform Funds Creative and Innovative Projects and People

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Kiss Kiss Bank Bank is one of the world’s leading sites for creative project crowd funding.  Kiss Kiss Bank Bank is an alternative space dedicated to creativity– artists, inventors, explorers, filmmakers, designers–your project will find a place on KissKissBankBank. The site is in French and English. You don’t have to live in France, or be French-Canadian to use the site. If you have a command of French or can get the English version of your project text translated into French, this may be a new platform to try.

One artist’s project seeking crowd funding for equipment for a print workshop has raised over one thousand Euros.

 

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Artist PR Opportunities to Be Almost Famous

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Artists often ask “How do I get more exposure for my work?” –beyond sharing on my blog and on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and others.

So here are 4 of the more unusual places to uncover opportunities for media coverage and PR help.

1.  Follow PublicSeek on Twitter to get media coverage opportunities. Every day, Publiseek gives thousands of people around the world the chance to be covered on TV, radio, newspapers, magazines, and on blogs. If you are interested in getting some free media coverage–go to the Publiseek site to get started: http://www.publiseek.com/

2. HARO– or Help A Reporter Out–What they are looking for are experts. When a news story requires expert opinions you could be contacted and receive free press coverage–the trick is listing out your expertise so that a reporter will contact you for an interview.  http://www.helpareporter.com/

3.  PN Promotions Social Media Services can get you 10,000 website visitors for $35.00, 25,000 visitors for $53.00 etc  http://pnpromotions.blogspot.com/

4. Like Kickstarter, RocketHub is a crowdfunding platform. What makes RocketHub a little different is that they offers further opportunities to those who have successfully funded their projects in their program called  LaunchPad Opportunities.

For their recent LaunchPad Opportunity: Be Almost Famous, RocketHub offered artists, entrepreneurs, musicians, filmmakers, theatre producers, designers, and other Creatives the opportunity to work with a top NYC publicist, Arien Rozelle. Arien has landed clients in The New York Times, Thrilllist, and Good Magazine. At the close of 2010, she was named one of “New York’s Top PR Firms and People: The Most Influential and Connected” by Marketing Company Sparkah.com. The winning submission to this LaunchPad received a consultation with Arien and the FeelingAnxious PR team. View the submission selected for the Be Almost Famous LaunchPad Opportunity here.