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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Be Part of the Constantly Consuming Culture Art Show Now Nearly Funded

Space may be available in the show he is producing, says Patrick Ogle,who is planning a series of art exhibits in Chicago and Miami

“Also here is an interview with me going into more detail on what this is?”  bit.ly/11bao6d  “I really need help with the last push!”

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His Kickstarter project is nearly funded  kck.st/18pQFpe  Patrick says, ” it is my kickstarter for an art show sponsored by my website.”

http://youtu.be/hKgVav1Ugfw

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.

Artist PR Opportunities to Be Almost Famous

RocketHub

RocketHub (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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.

What is the ” Micro Mecenat ” Arts Funding Platform!?

Micro Mecenat is an online platform in Japanese and English that applies the concept of micro funding to artist posted  projects.

“Mecenat” is a French word taken from Maecenas, a historic character famous for supporting artists and poets in the Roman era. Therefore a Mecenat is a sponsor or patron of the arts.

Rather than do the standard Kickstarter campaign seeking US funders your art project, try Micro Mecenat to connect with Japanese funders.

View the recently completed and funded projects featured on the Micro Mecenat site.

Join IN THE PINK: the 1,000,000 People Art Project

Chicago based artist Connie Noyes has been working on her IN THE PINK project for the past year and a half. With Kickstart donations and the support of the Fractured Atlas organization the artist recently launched IN THE PINK, a Ning Site artists may join here.  I was the 7th member to join a few days ago and now there are over 20 site members. How long will it take until IN THE PINK reaches a membership of one million artists? Read the IN THE PINK blog for more details.

Guitar Player: Publicly Funded Film

Music guitar

Image by doug88888 via Flickr

Guitar Player–A crowdfunded feature film

I was asked to write and post an article to help promote this Kickstarter project to raise funds for a film. The Director of this movie believes that the best way to share this information about his project is by asking bloggers to post about it.

Guitar Player is a feature film about a homeless street performer who has been given a second chance, but struggles with his painful past. Guitar Player is a film about why people do what they do. This film questions fate, destiny and redemption.

The funds to produce the movie Guitar Player are being raised in a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. There are many unique aspests to this film, the director, and the Kickstarter perks for those who kick-in. Some donors may be extras in the film Guitar Player, while others will be able to hang-out on the set, attend the Hollywood premier, or even see their names in the film credits as producers.

Half of all the profits from the film will go to help the homeless.

The film has already received many donations, but the goal must be met by October 21st.

All are invited to make a pledge to fund the film and get awards for their pledges.

Young Cleveland artist receives critical attention for his constructed photos

“I feel like regardless if I win– they haven’t announced the winners yet– the exposure for being named is great!” said photographic artist Brandon Juhasz, a finalist in New York City gallerist Jen Bekman’s prestigious HEY HOT SHOT photographic competition. The write-up is here: http://www.heyhotshot.com/blog/2011/06/20/hhs-contender-brandon-juhasz/I

Instead of the world as subject for his own photographs, Juhasz uses the images he finds online to create his own reality. He takes paper print-outs, cuts and constructs, folding edges of flat pictures and gluing to form three-dimensional objects. He builds sets of faux red meat towers in a faux wooded picnic spot, explores the American Dream in a deceptively realistic scene of paper pastry pies stuck in the window of a paper house. His photographs of fresh fish are neither fresh nor fish. Juhasz builds red paper tomatoes, a near Cubist pomegranate, and a plate of hamburger and fries that embody desire and idealism. “The meat in particular for me embodies desire. This raw flesh, hunger, need, etc,” stated Juhasz. Some of his image are a personal narrative rooted in certain childhood memories while others are based on his self-confessed “Martha Stewart addiction.”

Juhasz stated that “the sheer volume of pictures we encounter and create as a society help formulate our world view, often subconsciously developing our desires and standards of expectations. What we see is engrained and becomes knowledge and baggage that we carry with us.”

Juhasz finds inspiration for his constructed photographs in the writings of philosopher Marshall McLuhan (July 21, 1911 – December 31, 1980). McLuhan is known for coining the expressions “turn on, tune in, drop out” (popularized by Timothy Leary), “the medium is the message” and “the global village” and predicted the World Wide Web almost thirty years before it was invented. (Wikipedia) McLuhan’s published work The Mechanical Bride (1951), is an examination of the effects of advertising on our society.

Brandon Juhasz is one of four photographers featured in the exhibition THE NEW PHOTOGRAPH, that will run from September 8th through October 26th at the Hagendorn Foundation Gallery http://www.hfgallery.org/exhibitions_upcoming.html, in Atlanta, Georgia, as part of Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival.  The New Photograph exhibition includes 8 images by Brandon Juhasz, as well as visual works by Jonathan Lewis, Penelope Umbrico, and Jason Salavon.

The Hagedorn Foundation Gallery is a not-for-profit that opened in April 2008 under the mentorship of Julian Cox, curator of photography at the Getty and High Museums. The intention of the Hagendorn is to offer photographs that broaden local viewers visual reference to photography and photo based art, and to feature “artists who are concerned with the role of their work in the socio-political and cultural arenas.”

Decorations, Brandon Juhasz

Brandon Juhasz recently launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to raise $1500 dollars to cover expenses incurred during two trips to Atlanta for this exhibition of his work. Juhasz viewed the Kickstarter project as an exchange, offering his prints and paper constructions as perks to his funders. Brandon has already reached his goal of $1500 on Kickstarter, and even gone beyond, with more funders Kicking in up until the deadline several days away.

View more constructed art photographs on Brandon Juhasz’s website, http://brandonjuhasz.com and on his blogs Hello My Name is Art, hellomynameisart.com  and Lens Scratch http://www.lenscratch.com/2009/08/brandon-juhasz.html

Article first published as Young Cleveland Artist Receives Critical Attention for his Constructed Photos on Technorati.

They Don't Suffer, Brandon Juhasz

Crowdfunding Resource List

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Image by Yu Diving via Flickr

Artist, Ivana Rezek is seeking Crowdfunding  for a collaborative performance in Sarajevo, Bosnia, and offering DVDs, photos and artwork as a reward 🙂 http://www.indiegogo.com/The-Return-a-collaborative-performance-by-Bosnian-Croatian-and-US-artists
Five creative people have contacted me recently about Kickstarter and other crowdfunding sites.
I have put together a share list of 12 Crowdfunding resources. If you know of other such sites, please leave the name or link in a comment.
To view the Crowdfunding hot-linked list, go here: http://transmediartistmarketing.org/wordpress/sponsorships/

For Subscribers and readers

As founder and solo contributor to this blog, expanding is a constant consideration. Very recently I submitted an application with a large design firm for Pro Bono redesign of this site. Also,upon invitation I started an Affinity group at Idealist.org, where I have also posted a request for an intern and content contributors.

I plan to begin featuring exhibition news from my blog subscribers. All blog subscribers, and those interested in the content of this blog, are welcome to submit news, links, ideas, suggestion or comments to me for consideration–   via email to: mariekazzaz@embarqmail.com

Within the next few days I will begin a weekly update of my Kickstarter project, which will continue for 4 more weeks. The information should be relevant and beneficial to the artist readers of this blog who may also be seeking funding and increased networking opportunities.

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