Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Kickstarter--Supporting the Arts
One of the hottest new fund raising sites is Kickstarter, a website created to fund the arts. The site boasts a 44% success rate at funding individual projects in: comics, dance, design, fashion, film, food, games, music, photography, publishing, technology and theater. Anyone can create a login in a few short simple steps. Once you have an idea, the site takes you through a six phase proposal process. In 30-60 days (you choose) you will know whether or not your project has been funded.
There are a number of websites out there to help teachers raise funds. But to my knowledge, this is the one with the most buzz when it comes to raising money for the arts. With one of the documentary projects from last year receiving an Oscar nomination, the attention and potential funders visiting the site will continue to grow. Even if you are not an art teacher, there are so many ways to bring the many site-supported art forms into the classroom. It is definitely worth looking into. Check out the website. Get inspired. Get funded. Get going!