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Funding your work: crowdfunding and patronage platforms

Hen Norton explores the use of fundraising platforms online and offers her top ten tips to help you build a sustainable creative business or project, and reach a wider and more engaged network of supporters through crowdfunding. 

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‘Community’ Play, Crowd Funding

‘COMMUNITY’ is the first independent LGBT theatre performance coming to The House of Blah Blah gallery and creative space in Middlesbrough April 2016. The play is written and directed by young upcoming Producer Scott Davies, who is passionate about working […]

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The Last Push

It’s the final push for my crowd funding appeal, as it ends tomorrow. I’ve been working hard every day since 20th October promoting the project, and I’m now tired and burnt out. There is still a fair bit of money […]

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Finding the Money

This month I began my residency with Bank Street Arts. The first thing on my to do list is to raise my target of £650 to get the project under way, so I’ve launched a crowd funding appeal with Indigogo […]

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Building audiences and Crowdfunding

Announcing a-n’s latest fundraising workshop for artists and arts organisers in Newcastle upon Tyne – presented in partnership with north-east England arts and business network The Sponsors Club, and with support from funding platform Kickstarter.

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Conference report: Making It Professional

Making It Professional was a one-day development event for makers, organised by the Making It project. We report from Winchester on the practical ideas and inspiration it provided.

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You choose the winner

Woolgather are Leeds-based artists John Slemensek Annie Nelson and Chris Woodward. They founded the Woolgather Art Prize in 2011 ‘from a need to explore the artist’s role in society and to celebrate the creative lifestyle’.

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Digital craft innovation

With potential to replace the need for specialised and time-consuming grant applications or other more formal and traditional fundraising techniques, the phenomenon of crowd-funding has been quickly embraced by an increasing number of artists as a way to generate and distribute funds.

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Better fundraising

In March, crowdfunder WeDidThis – a partner in a-n’s Granted professional development programme – merged with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s PeopleFundIt platform.

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More ways to make and save money

The continued economic doldrums and uncertainty in public funding make it more important than ever for artists to find ways to make and save money. So here are some tips – old and new – from the a-n community.

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Money talks!

With a-n + AIR’s recent Big Artists Survey revealing that a third of both mid-career and established artists expect their incomes to go down this year when compared to a year ago, Artquest’s new development will strike a chord with many artists as they navigate the increasingly harsh economic environment for their practice in the months ahead.

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Editorial – 2011 July

In this issue we continue to get a glimpse of how the visual and applied arts are developing new approaches in a harsher climate.

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Bitesize funding

Following the reduction in funding available to the arts, practitioners will need to rely less on traditional arts funding sources such as the arts councils and find other ways of financing projects. Here, artist Emily Speed outlines some of the newest options for creative and visual arts projects, that are covered more fully in the online a-n Practical guide How to get crowd-funding 

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