12:07am

Mon August 26, 2013
Arts & Culture

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

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.

Guests:

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

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