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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  • Visual artist Rachel Sussman talks about her Oldest Living Things in the World series, thinking deeply about time and space, and what she hopes people take away from her work. Subscribe to her on Drip: https://d.rip/rachel-sussman

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  • Today we're happy to announce that Cassie Marketos is joining Kickstarter as our Vice President of Community Strategy. A lot of that happiness has to do with the fact that Cassie is really not so new. She was Kickstarter’s first official employee, before there was even a Kickstarter office. In this newly created role, much of her focus will be on nurturing the community we’re building at Drip, a t...

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  •   This November, we challenged creators to take part in Commissions, an open call for collaborative projects.The idea was simple: Artists, designers, and makers could run Kickstarter projects that invited their supporters to pledge for rewards made especially for them, using their input and ideas in the creative process.So far, we’ve seen over 150 Commissions projects launch from creators...

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  • Digital artist Molly Soda discusses her early days of making art online and why we’d all be better off if we told people how much we appreciate their work. Subscribe to her on Drip here: https://d.rip/mollysoda

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  • Today we’re pleased to announce the ability for backers to see project goals and reward-tier amounts converted into the currency of their choice. With pledges coming from more than 175 countries — and nearly half of them made from outside the U.S. — this feature serves our growing community around the world.You’ll notice that at the bottom of most pages on the Kickstarter site there’s now an optio...

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  • In 2012, the record label Ghostly International launched Drip as a way for people to support musicians through subscriptions. Though niche, Drip was a pioneering service. You could see the potential. Almost two years ago, Drip became a part of Kickstarter instead of shutting down. Kickstarter is for projects, Drip is for people.Today we launch a new Drip for artists and creators across the...

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  • Today, I’m excited to announce two new leaders at Kickstarter in newly created roles.Sarah Hromack joined us six weeks ago as Kickstarter’s first-ever Chief Culture Officer, and Jamie Wilkinson joined us two weeks ago as our first-ever Chief Product Officer. Sarah and Jamie have both built distinguished careers working in service to artists and creators. We continue this journey together working ...

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  • Poet Sunni Patterson, the subject of the short film Artist in Exile This summer, Kickstarter joined forces with four film and artist support organizations in New Orleans — NOVAC, The New Orleans Film Society, #CreateLouisiana, and Film New Orleans — to form the New Orleans Tricentennial Story Incubator. The plan? To help bring to life five films from local filmmakers about their city, ahea...

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  • Lucy Sparrow's Cornershop, where everything's made of felt. Five years ago today a Kickstarter team was supposed to be over in the UK celebrating our first international expansion. Unfortunately, Hurricane Sandy trapped them in a soggy New York. But the Kickstarter community in the UK quickly flourished regardless: In the last five years, 27,500 UK projects have launched, and they’ve attra...

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  • Making movies is tough, but thrilling. And there’s nothing more thrilling for filmmakers than to see the fruits of their labor in post-production and eventually on to festivals and distribution. But there are countless challenges along the way, and filmmakers must to be able to step out of the edit and see their work on a larger format in order to be able to fine-tune it and, ultimately, l...

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  • A student reporter for Brooklyn Deep, a Kickstarter-funded investigative journalism platform A home for citizen-run investigations. A platform for community storytelling. A podcast network created to revolutionize the medium. Since Kickstarter launched eight years ago, writers, photographers, and podcasters have used it to forge their own paths in journalism. And a community of readers...

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  • Surprising things happen when creators and their supporters make things together. Leading up to the launch of Commissions, our newest creative prompt, we’re highlighting twelve Kickstarter-funded creations that resulted from collaborations between creators and their backers. Take a look, then start working on your own Commissions project to launch this November. Emily Grenader’s Giant Crowd Paint...

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  • We often learn new things about ourselves while working on creative projects. Jesse Genet launched Lumi, a line of light-sensitive ink kits, over the course of two Kickstarter campaigns. In the process, she discovered that she loved solving the logistical puzzle of shipping things. So she shifted her company's focus to helping other creators design beautiful packaging for their projects. W...

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  • Personalized rock songs, customized storybooks, and tweets transformed into comic strips.These are just a few of the rewards we’ve seen emphasizing the spirit of backer-creator collaboration that’s always been at the heart of Kickstarter. Now, we’re putting this type of collaboration front and center with Commissions, an open call for projects that invite backers into the creative process....

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  • Versión en español a continuación.Since 2008, Designaholic founder Jorge Diego Etienne has been on a mission to showcase and promote design in Mexico through articles, columns, and critical essays. The Mexico City-based blog recently held an open call for projects from local designers, selecting seven to receive coaching from Kickstarter’s team in Mexico. The projects will also be part of an exhib...

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  • The World Maker Faire takes over the New York Hall of Science in Queens this weekend. Occupying the grounds of the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs, it channels the optimism of those historic events — the belief that bringing people from all over the world together to share ideas can help shape a better future. Here at Kickstarter, we feel a special kinship with the folks behind Maker Faire bec...

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  •   Back in May we told you about Hardware Studio, a new initiative from Kickstarter, Avnet, and Dragon Innovation that’s aimed at supporting hardware creators. Today we’re very happy to tell you that Hardware Studio is live at… hardware.studio.We’re kicking it off with some advice from people who know a few things about hardware. Eric Migicovsky, founder and CEO of Pebble Technology, writes ...

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  • Earlier this year we announced a trial run of a new Creators-in-Residence program. As part of Kickstarter's mission to help bring creative projects to life, we welcomed three teams of filmmakers into our office as they worked on completing their films. We loved working alongside them and learning from their process as they filmed new material, edited footage, and shipped rewards to their backers.T...

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  • Granby Workshop is an architectural ceramics studio founded by Turner Prize-winning design collective Assemble. The workshop grew out of a larger effort to revitalize Liverpool’s Granby neighborhood, producing distinctive architectural materials to renovate local homes and creating new manufacturing jobs within the community. In this video, learn more about their process and get a first look at th...

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  • “The Making of Products should: Invite chance and improvisation so that every product is different. Use experimental processes but be simple in their form. Be enjoyable and challenging.”These are a few of the principles that guide Granby Workshop, the architectural ceramics studio founded by Turner Prize-winning design collective Assemble. The workshop grew out of a larger effort to revita...

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