Friday, October 1, 2010

Fundraising for Individual Artist Projects

In April of this year, I did a post about the Diastrous State Budget Cuts Proposed for the Arts (http://creativityjourney.blogspot.com/2010/04/disastrous-state-budget-cuts-proposed.html) and there were comments regarding the need for artists to find or develop alternative funding sources that don't rely on state funding which seems to be rapidly drying up. A follow-up post in May on Fundraising for the Arts(http://creativityjourney.blogspot.com/2010/05/fundraising-for-arts.html) looked at some ideas being tossed around and tried out. Now, an opportunity has been presented to me that I would like to share with you and hope that you will at least "peek in" every once in a while to see how its progressing and to determine if this is this is the type of alternative funding avenue you should investigate.
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I am pleased to announce that I have been selected to participate in a new online community of America’s finest artists called Project Site ( http://projectsite.unitedstatesartists.org/ ), created by United States Artists to expand its mission of investing in America’s finest artists.

I’ve been asked to join as a pioneer member!

Project Site is still in an “Alpha” stage in which a very few artists have been selected to participate. My Profile and Showcase are already up, and I’ve just launched a new project called Katrina Narratives: Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place.

Check it out here:
http://projectsite.unitedstatesartists.org/project/katrina_narratives_caught_between_a_rock_and_a_hard_place

I have some great perks available for anyone that’s interested in supporting me in this effort, and if you can’t support the project financially, I’d love it if you helped to spread the word and tell your friends about it.

Come explore a new online community of America’s finest artists!

Project Site is a community where America’s finest artists and those that love and support them can share their latest work, discover new artists, enter into a dialog with each other, and make direct donations (of any size, all of which are tax deductible) to new projects created by each artist. This is the first website in our knowledge that allows direct public donations between art patrons and accredited artists on the Internet.

Thank you for your support and interest.

3 comments:

mrknaughty said...

nice work
thanks
mrknaughty

yasmin sabur said...

First, congratulations on being honored with the Governor's Award of Artistic Excellence.
This is a great idea. Just read an article in American Craft on two different approaches to using Kickstarter, one successful, one not. I think the key is publicizing your campaign. I'll post a link on all of my social networks. Congratulations, again.

Gwen Magee (Gwendolyn) said...

Thank you both so much. Gwen