Saturday, April 17, 2010

Crowdfunding in de kunsten/in the arts

WAT IS / WHAT IS CROWDFUNDING
Crowd funding - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Crowd funding (sometimes called crowd financing or crowd sourced capital), inspired by crowdsourcing, describes the collective cooperation, attention and trust by people who network and pool their money together, usually via the Internet, in order to support efforts initiated by other people or organizations. Crowdfunding occurs for any variety of purposes, from disaster relief to citizen journalism to artists seeking support from fans, to political campaigns."

Crowdfunding - TIME: "Politicians do it. Charities too. And now for-profit entrepreneurs are tapping the Internet to get small amounts of money from lots and lots of supporters. One part social networking and one part capital accumulation, crowdfunding websites seek to harness the enthusiasm--and pocket money--of virtual strangers, promising them a cut of the returns."

Crowdfunding, een nieuwe vorm van financieren: "Crowdfunding is een nieuwe vorm van het financieren van projecten, waarbij een groep investeerders en entrepreneurs samenwerken en investeren in nieuwe projecten. Als groep brengen ze samen een grotere som geld bij elkaar om hun idee├źn de financieren."


CROWDFUNDING IN CULTUUR (NL)
Crowdfunding voor kunstenaars | Cultuur Marketing Professionals
Cultureel ondernemerschap is een hot item, maar vaak lastig in de praktijk te brengen. Sponsors uit het bedrijfsleven zijn moeilijk te overtuigen of erkennen de meerwaarde niet. Toch is dit het ideale scenario om minder afhankelijk te zijn van subsidie. Door crowdfunding, (financiering door je fans/bezoekers) is deze uitdaging eenvoudiger te realiseren en ga je uit van de eigen kracht.
"Internet maakt het makkelijker dan ooit om grote groepen mensen te bereiken. Handig voor wie zijn film of documentaire voor weinig geld onder de aandacht wil brengen. Maar maakt internet het ook mogelijk om films te financieren?"

Crowdfunding: van SellaBand naar Voor de Kunst | Frankwatching: "De businessmodellen voor muziek staan onder druk. Mensen willen niet langer betalen voor iets dat ze overal gratis kunnen krijgen. Platenmaatschappijen verliezen inkomsten en beginnende bands zijn daar de dupe van. SellaBand biedt een oplossing en wil die samen met het Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst uitbreiden naar andere sectoren."


DUTCH EXAMPLE: SELLABAND
SellaBand - How it Works: "On SellaBand you can support your favorite artists by buying a part and helping them to raise the funds for a new music project (a new album, tour or the promotion of their music)."


CROWDFUNDING STORIES
Exclusive Interview with Society6 Co-Founder Justin Wills | Brain Pickings:
Exclusive Interview with Society6’s Justin Wills by Maria Popova.
"Art in the era of commerce, or what crowdsourcing has to do with the risk of selling out."


CROWDFUNDING CRITIC
Crowdfunding or What? | Tomorrow Museum:
"The trouble I see with crowdfunding for creative projects is not that it doesn’t work, but that it couldn’t possibly work for everyone."


CROWDFUNDING ON TWITTER
http://twitter.com/crowdfunding:
"Captures the crowd; brings them together to form a common goal of funding project's online."
http://twitter.com/kickstarter
"Kickstarter is a new way to fund and follow creative projects."


FUND YOUR ART / CREATIVE PROJECT NOW
Cash for Geeks: Kickstarter Connects Projects With Patrons | Magazine: "Let’s say you’ve always wanted to write a cyberpunk detective novel or record synth covers of Miles Davis tracks. You could dip into your life savings to fund the project. Or you could hit up Kickstarter, a new crowdsourced fund-raising service."

Kickstarter: "Kickstarter is a new way to fund creative ideas and ambitious endeavors. They believe that... A good idea, communicated well, can spread fast and wide and that a large group of people can be a tremendous source of money and encouragement. Kickstarter is powered by a unique all-or-nothing funding method where projects must be fully-funded or no money changes hands."

Crowdfunding for Creativity | Brain Pickings: "One of the most exciting things about the social web is its tendency to democratize the creative industry, allowing creators — artists, musicians, publishers, filmmakers, writers, entrepreneurs — to bypass the traditional industry distribution model and self-publish their creative output by crowdfunding it through platforms that connect them with their audience. Today, we look at three brilliant platforms for funding creative projects, plus a few more options specific to narrower creative fields."