Use these alternative approaches to fund your project, residency, or venture.
Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising small amounts of money from a large number of people. Artists can use crowdfunding for art projects, travel, residencies, research, equipment to even start-ups and social enterprise. For artists, crowdfunding is a practical and relatively simple way to raise money directly and to connect with their audiences in a more personal way. Not only will a successful campaign generate money, it will generate enthusiasm for the project. A successful crowdfunding campaign can be the first stage of a publicity campaign for the project.