Kickstarter is an American public-benefit corporation based in Brooklyn, New York, that maintains a global crowdfunding platform focused on creativity. The company's stated mission is to "help bring creative projects to life". Kickstarter has reportedly received more than $1.9 billion in pledges from 9.4 million backers to fund 257,000 creative projects, such as films, music, stage shows, comics, journalism, video games, technology and food-related projects.

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  • Let's MAKE Vinyl
    Gramatik   As we announced in June, Kickstarter Music is very pleased to be developing a collaboration with Qrates intended to simplify vinyl pressing and production what we’re calling MAKE Vinyl. Our ongoing goal is to help and support the bands and musicians we work with gain access to the tools and resources they most often need. MAKE Vinyl provides this support by helping creators pl...
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  • A new Kickstarter Gold Standard: Celebrating repeat creators
    Last month, over sixty of the most inventive creators in Kickstarter history returned to the platform for a special initiative called Kickstarter Gold. These artists, designers, musicians, filmmakers, and makers were invited by Kickstarter's Outreach and Curation teams to launch new projects putting fresh spins on their most celebrated works.From 3Doodler to Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls, Musi...
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  • Bringing Messages to the Kickstarter Android App
    Some great news for Android fans: Starting today, we’re bringing our messaging tools to our Android app. And we’re doing it in a new way. Since we built this just for mobile, we designed a layout that’s similar to the way you’re used to seeing conversations on your phone.To read and respond to your messages, just head to the main menu, visit your profile, and tap the envelope icon. One o...
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  • Announcing the 2017 Brooklyn Comedy Film Festival
    Poster design by @bransonreese For the second year, Kickstarter and The Brooklyn Comedy Festival are teaming up to curate and present the Brooklyn Comedy Film Festival.This year’s festival has been expanded from short films only into a diverse week-long program of feature-film premieres, cult classics revisited, mind-blowing shorts, and live conversations with the brains behind this year’s...
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  • Our Next Great Leap
    Today I’m announcing that we are beginning the search for Kickstarter’s next CEO. I’ve spent the last 12 years working on Kickstarter in many different roles. As a co-founder, as our first community support rep when we launched in 2009, as an evangelist sharing Kickstarter with creators, as a team-builder who has hired and supported so many wonderful people, and most recently as CEO.Kicksta...
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  • Building a Creative Career on Kickstarter: A Visit to Kingdom Death
    Long before Adam Poots raised a record-breaking $12.4 million on Kickstarter, he raised… a lot less. Adam’s story shows the value in sticking with an idea and building it out over time — with the help and support of your Kickstarter fan base. We visited the Kingdom Death studio in Brooklyn to hear Adam’s thoughts on success and chasing a creative dream.
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  • Creator Hangouts: C. Spike Trotman
    Next up in our Creator Hangouts series, we're hosting C. Spike Trotman. She runs Iron Circus Comics, Chicago’s largest comics publisher, and is responsible for Poorcraft, The Sleep of Reason, New World, the Smut Peddler series, and the webcomic Templar, Arizona. A Kickstarter early adopter, her projects have raised nearly half a million dollars in funding and earned multiple awards. Watch our late...
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  • Kickstarter at Burning Man: Meet the art duo behind HYBYCOZO
    The Hyperspace Bypass Construction Zone (HYBYCOZO) is an installation art and design studio made up of Yelena Filipchuk and Serge Beaulieu. HYBYCOZO is a series of large-scale art installations that premiered at Burning Man Festival in August 2014 and has since grown. Learn how both artists used Kickstarter to fund their creative projects and ultimately, turn their passion into a full-time busines...
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  • How to Launch a Cookbook on Kickstarter
    Good and Cheap is the perfect cookbook for tight budgets, particularly those with a $4/day Food Stamps budget. Leanne Brown wrote “Good and Cheap as the capstone for her master’s in food studies from NYU. After it went viral online as a PDF, Leanne launched a Kickstarter campaign to self-publish the book. She will tell us her experience firsthand! During this Creator Hangout we'll talk about: * L...
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  • Celebrating 100,000 Kickstarter Creators
    The Martha Graham Dance Company has run three Kickstarter projects. Photo by Brigid Pierce. Courtesy of Martha Graham Dance Company. We were poking around in our stats and discovered that we recently passed a nice round milestone: More than 100,000 independent creators have funded their projects with Kickstarter.Those creators come from every corner of the creative universe. They are documen...
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  • 40 Ideas to Inspire Your Project of Earth
    How would you explain the diversity of life and culture on Earth to someone — or something — from a far-away planet?In 1977 Carl Sagan and his team created the Golden Record — a collection of scenes, sounds, music, and greetings representing life on Earth — and launched it into space on NASA’s Voyager 1 and 2 probes. Intended as a message for other intelligent life forms who might encounte...
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  • Creating a Visual Archive of South Central L.A. with Artist Lauren Halsey
    “As people are being pushed out of their context, their neighborhoods, their narratives, I think we need the platform to tell our stories.” —Visual artist Lauren Halsey, on The Crenshaw District Hieroglyph Project With the help of the Kickstarter community, Los Angeles-based artist Lauren Halsey launched The Crenshaw District Hieroglyph Project, a public art installation inviting communities in ...
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  • Creating a Visual Archive of South Central L.A. with Artist Lauren Halsey
    “[South Central L.A.] is a dream world. It’s beautiful. It’s powerful. It’s the most creative place I’ve ever been in the world.” —Visual artist Lauren HalseyThrough art, Lauren Halsey is working to challenge narratives of South Central L.A. Earlier this year, the she launched The Crenshaw District Hieroglyph Project on Kickstarter, a public art installation empowering residents of South Central...
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  • ¿Cómo hacer un buen video para tu campaña?
    Sigue los consejos de Lalo, parte del equipo de Kickstarter en México, para crear un buen video para tu proyecto. No necesitas equipo profesional, puedes hacerlo con tu celular o una cámara. Consigue un amigo que te ayude a grabar y asegúrate de tener buena iluminación, un audio de buena calidad, y que tú y lo que estás creando aparezcan en el video! Nota: ** El video no es obligatorio para publ...
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  • Announcing Kickstarter Gold: Bold New Takes on Iconic Projects
    Some of the most inventive projects in Kickstarter history are back — with a twist. 3Doodler. Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls. Music for Cats. Chineasy. These are just a few of the iconic projects whose creators are launching new campaigns today as part of Kickstarter Gold. Now through July 31, a group of over 65 exceptional artists, designers, musicians, and makers will be back on Kickst...
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  • Our Messaging Tools Just Got Better
    More than 27,000 messages a day pass through Kickstarter’s messaging system. That’s a lot to keep up with, especially for active backers and creators. So we’ve rolled out something new on the Kickstarter site: a revamped messaging system that makes it easier to manage the flow. You’ll notice that your message box has a cleaner look and some new features. A popup menu on the right lets y...
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  • Launch a Project of Earth this September
    Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere. — Carl SaganFor the fortieth anniversary of the Voyager Golden Record’s launch into space, we invite creators to launch new projects inspired by its scenes, sounds, music, and greetings. Read on for the details, and sign up to receive updates about the initiative.   Forty years ago, the Voyager Golden R...
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  • Instructables Invention Challenge
    “To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.” -Thomas EdisonHave you ever looked at a brilliant Kickstarter campaign and gone, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Well, it’s time to put your imagination to work and invent something of your own. We’re collaborating with the how-to experts at Instructables to bring you the Invention Challenge, a chance to share your brightest ideas ...
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  • ‘Spa Night,’ the Award-Winning Film that Almost Didn’t Get Made
    When the investors in Spa Night, Andrew Ahn's first feature film, unexpectedly backed out, Ahn was suddenly faced with the possibility that the project he’d poured his heart and soul into might never get made. But he wasn’t about to give up on the story he’d been working for years to tell — an intimate, atmospheric exploration of immigrant and LGBTQ identities, set against the backdrop of Los ...
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  • MAKE Vinyl with Kickstarter and Qrates
    Today Kickstarter is extremely excited to announce a new collaboration with Qrates — an award-winning, one-stop service for creating and releasing vinyl records. The initiative, called MAKE Vinyl, helps music creators access more tools and resources to successfully fulfill their projects and develop their careers. Through MAKE Vinyl musicians enjoy support from the Qrates team, which has expertise...

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