Today on Your Call: How are web based crowd sourcing platforms changing the fundraising landscape?

Aug 26, 2013

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

Web Resources:

Kickstarter: Dogtown Redemption

USA Projects: Great Art Forms Here - Artist Fundraising & Advocacy

hyperallergic: The Dangers of Crowd Funding Art

Dorothy Santos

NY Times: Artists Find Benefactors in Web Crowd

Washington Post: Yes, Kickstarter raises more money for artists than the NEA. Here’s why that’s not really surprising

LA Times: House committee proposes funding cuts for NEA, other arts groups