Posted 05 July 2012 - 11:25 AM
Posted 28 December 2013 - 07:01 AM
First of all, I commend you for pursuing and completing your BFA as a fellow senior adult! We never, ever stop learning. Your life-long pursuit of the arts is proof of that. Kudos to you, you are an inspiration!!
I am looking at an indiegogo project for 2014 to raise funds to add a gas kiln to my current studio set up. I found a number of similar, successful ventures on indiegogo and hope to replicate their efforts. From my research, the successful projects all have great stories to tell...it is not just a way to raise funds but it is a way to raise funds for something bigger than the individual. The second feature of successful indiegogo projects is an affordable range of 'perks'. The most popular 'perks' seem to be in the $15-$25 range...but having items or services (like private throwing lessons) in the $100-$200 range seem to garner fair numbers as well (but locally, of course).
I am finally at the building/writing stage for my project. I have 250 mugs completed/designated for indiegogo, a small team of friends who have agreed to help with social media promotion, and a bunch of images that have to be organized so they match up with my mug inventory.
I am still in the work place full time, but have high hopes that a nearby gas kiln may be the push that I need to shift my focus completely to clay arts
Posted 29 December 2013 - 02:46 PM
I never thought that crowds need funding-learn something new each day!
I always try to avoid crowds but now that I know they are being funded I may try to get closer.
Posted 30 December 2013 - 06:32 AM
Hahaha! Well, I have often asked myself a similar question about "Yard Sales" and "Garage Sales"...just how often are people in the market to by a 'yard' or a 'garage'? At any rate, buying a 'crowd' does sound rather pricey
All joking aside, crowdsourcing has gained momentum since 2006: 10 minute video
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