Be My Medici – New Site For Artists To Connect With Patrons

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The ancient Italian family, the Medici, were patrons of the arts and of the master sculptor Michelangelo. So a fitting to use the family name for the new site Be My Medici where art patrons and artists connect.

Artist Marketing Resources has long collected links to crowd-funding and artist patronage sites in a category within our 1,100+ Places to Sell Your Art e-list for artists available here.

Be My Medici has a Spring Open Call to Artists here.

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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

CrowdIT

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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Question Mark Guy Proves Free Internet Money (Crowdfunding) Now Better than Government Grants

Matthew Lesko, The Question Mark Guy” who gained fame doing TV infomercials about government grants now has his own YouTube channel which educates people on how to take advantage of the new free money on the internet called , “crowdfunding” or “crowd sourcing”. And it doesn’t seem like he’s selling anything this time – it is a free program. After selling over FOUR MILLION BOOKS about government grants to his happy followers, he believes crowdfunding is so much a better source of free money because:

1) No Credit Check Necessary
2) No Income Requirements
3) No Complicated Grant Applications
4) No Partners, Investors, Bankers Telling You What To Do
5) No Special Expertise, Background or Education Required
6) No Need For Accountants, Lawyers or Grant Writers
7) No Limits On How Much, Or How Little, You Can Request,
8) No Downside… It Cost You Nothing If You Fail and You Don’t Get Anyone Angry At You But YOU
9) Get Your Money In 60 Days
10) Get Money Before You Put Money Into Making Your Product
11) Get A Better Chance That Your Application Will Be Successful…. Up To 44% to 80%
12) Get Paid Customers Before You Have A Product To Ship
13) Get Free Publicity, Notoriety and Distributors Around The World Will Want To Sell For You
14) Get Undeniable Proof You Have A Winning Idea Without Wasting Money On Market Studies and Surveys
15) Get Money For Any Reason: Business, Non-Profit, Invention, Education, Pleasure or Help Yourself or Others Pay Bills
16) Go Back For More Money Over and Over Again
17) This Will Be Bigger Than Government Grants… One Website Already Gives out More Free Money to Artists Than the U.S. Government’s National Endowment of the Arts.

 

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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Are you an artist with a project in mind? Are you broke? You qualify for the new Artpreneurs!

theArtpreneurs is a new crowd funding site for artists!

I love the graphic on the Artpreneurs site–Are you an artist? Do you have a new project in mind? Art you broke? You qualify!

Start your new campaign today.

 

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Find many more crowd funding sites as an added feature on our list of 1,100+ Places to Sell Your Art.

Support the ArtWorld App on IndieGoGo For Great Perks!

Artworld Crowd-Funding

Artworld is Crowd-Funding on Indiegogo and Offering Great Perks!

Dear Artist,

I am contacting you on behalf of Artworld, the online community for artists, art enthusiasts and buyers. I have your email-address as you have registered with us. A good proportion of you will have uploaded work (about half of all who registered). And many of you will know me personally through our correspondence.

As users and often supporters of Artworld, I ask you to help Artworld raise some €10,000 via crowd-funding (roughly $14,000 or £8,300). I invite you to take a close look at our proposal, and at the imaginative, perks we offer in return for your contribution. Here is our campaign-page. The campaign, on Indiegogo, will run for the next 45 days.

Artworld has been growing steadily since its launch. We have around 500 artists, some 5,000 app users, and a regular Facebook audience of around 1000 (there being some 8,000 likes). That’s an excellent result for a one-man pro-bonoinitiative with a tiny promotion and marketing budget. Artworld has spread almost exclusively through personal recommendation: by “word of mouth”.

The number of participants is now enough that additional development work is needed. To support this we have decided on crowd-funding. For a pro bono project such as Artworld, venture capital is not an option. Equally, my personal resources are not so large that I can raise the required investment from a bank. That leaves crowd-funding as the natural and indeed only practicable choice.

Spread the Word!

Other than, or in addition to, a cash contribution, you can support Artworld by sharing our Campaign Page on Facebook, or by copying this email to your own supporters, family and friends. And why not post it on your web-site or blog, or other social media, perhaps even tweet it? Help our campaign go viral! With full funding I can do even more to help Artworld’s artists and the community they represent.

Yours sincerely. Keith McFarlane Artworld Negative Entropy BV Amsterdam The Netherlands


References

  1. Artworld App: Get the app in the Apple iTunes Store here.
  2. Community: Artworld Facebook Page here.
  3. Crowd-Funding: Artworld IndieGoGO Campaign here.
  4. Competition: Artworld Arts Artisanal Print Competition details here.

Dynomighty Artist Collective Beta Site Combines Crowdfunding + Art Licensing + Social Media

DYNAMIGHTY   Artist Collective Beta site challenges you to create your own Might Wallet design and share it with your community.  If you can pre-sell 30 wallets in 30 days, they will make a full production run of your wallet design to sell and send you 15% of the sales.

It’s a great way to promote your work, your ideas and yourself. No contests,and  no jury. The most successful designs are slated to become the future wholesale line of Dynomighty products sold in over 60 countries around the world.