TeachingICT.Net

Education = Transforming + Informing

Have a creative project you’d like funding for?

Have a potentially commercial (non-charitable) creative idea that you would like some funding for? Well if you have a really cool idea and people agree, Kickstarter could be just the thing for you! Kickstarter is among the largest funding platforms for creative projects. Every week, tens of thousands of amazing people pledge millions of dollars to projects from the worlds of music, film, art, technology, design, food, publishing and other creative fields. Check out the site and start a project for yourself. http://www.kickstarter.com/start (Kickstarter is currently looking at expanding into the international market but is currently only open to US residents). If you’re in the UK try: http://www.wefund.com/,  pleasefund.us or http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/ If you want to know how it works (a risk free way of testing ideas) check out the Wefund FAQ page here: http://www.wefund.com/faq#n139 In a nutshell, these sort of sites are on the look out for creative artists of any kind. Are there any selection criteria? Not really. No hate-speech, no holocaust denial – nothing racist or inflammatory or offensive. WEFUND is for creative projects, but that can be very broadly defined. A film?  Sure. A chair? Definitely.  A book, a play, an installation? Of course. A new company? Yeah but you can’t sell shares. (the site mentions something about being able to sell shorts instead of shares though …not sure what they meant)  Finally, you can’t just use it to say, I want to stop working , can you all give me a pound.  As mentioned, they are looking for artists, architects, film makers, designers, carpenters, actors, singers, writers, illustrators, photographers, curators, maybe even the odd adventurer …. What will you do?

May 21, 2012 Posted by | General | 1 Comment