On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about what it means for artists and musicians who are funding their project through various crowd-sourcing sites. Kickstarter now raises more money for artists than the National Endowment for the Arts. How do artists pitch their projects? What works? And why does this matter at a time when large foundations and the government have reduced their funding for the arts? Join the conversation on your call, with Rose Aguilar and you.
Amir Soltani, executive producer and co-director of the documentary film Dogtown Redemption
Dorothy Santos, freelance art writer, blogger, curator, and a Board Member for the SOMArts Cultural Center
Erin Cooper, program officer at USA Projects
Kickstarter: Dogtown Redemption
USA Projects: Great Art Forms Here - Artist Fundraising & Advocacy
hyperallergic: The Dangers of Crowd Funding Art
NY Times: Artists Find Benefactors in Web Crowd