Monday, March 19, 2012

KIckStarter Success Story

I've posted about KickStarter before, but my student, Alexander, sent me this link to a BoingBoing post about a visual artist who uses KickStarter to fund her projects and works outside the gallery/grant methodology.

What I wanted to figure out was a way to create work that was funded neither by rich collectors, nor by grant committees, nor by someone's supportive sugar daddy. I wanted to make giant, fancy, glittering art, paid for by small donors, all of whom, even if they couldn't afford the pieces I was making, got something of value in exchange. I wanted to make and fund art with the democracy and speed of the internet.

I decided to turn to the crowd-funding platform Kickstarter, where I had done three other successful projects.
Here is a link to her post about the show she wanted to do on KickStarter.
Here is a link to the article on BoingBoing sent by Alexander.

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