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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  • Oscar Lhermitte's Quickstarter #1: Tape ✂️ Stickers Quickstarter: it's OK to think smallToday we're announcing Quickstarter. It's an invitation to create small projects—the kind you do mostly for fun. London-based designer Oscar Lhermitte came up with the idea for Quickstarter. He’s no stranger to big projects (like the time he literally promised people the Moon). But he also loves doing small ...

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  • Announcing a new study on the financial stability of visual artists by The Creative Independent.Back in 2016, Kickstarter launched The Creative Independent as a resource of emotional and practical guidance for all kinds of creative people. Since then, we’ve published interviews, how-to guides, and essays from more than 430 working artists—including writers, filmmakers, dancers, designers, musici...

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  • Photo by Lauren Renner Scroll down to read this post in English.Avis à tous les créateurs de caractères : Kickstarter et étapes: s’associent à l’occasion de Bold Type, un éloge de la typographie française.Que vous soyez artiste, graphiste ou amateur de polices de caractères, si vous êtes basé en France, vous êtes invité à participer avec un projet Kickstarter sur le thème de la typographie lanc...

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  • For Freedoms co-founders Eric Gottesman and Hank Willis Thomas Seven months ago, the artist Hank Willis Thomas came to Kickstarter and shared an idea with me. It seemed extraordinary—even unbelievable. He and his team at For Freedoms wanted to create one of the largest-ever creative collaborations in United States history: a call for cultural and civic action that would take place in every sing...

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  • Today we’re excited to announce that Camilla Zhang has joined Kickstarter as Comics Outreach Lead. As a creator herself, Camilla’s work has been published by Top Cow, Reading with Pictures, and Crossed Genres. She’s also worked with Marvel, Mad Cave, Reading with Pictures, and DC Comics, where she helped edit the entire Before Watchmen series, Batman: Black & White Vol. 4, Batman: Death by Design,...

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  • Photo by Lauren Renner Take part in a season-long celebration featuring new poetry projects, live readings, and more. Poetry, one of the world’s oldest art forms, is thriving online. With so many options for how to share work and engage with new audiences, it seems like there has never been a more exciting time to be a poet. Kickstarter is a place that connects poets and poetry publishers with...

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  • Last year we announced Hardware Studio, an initiative from Kickstarter, Avnet, and Dragon Innovation that helps hardware creators get ready for manufacturing. A major part of that effort is Hardware Studio Connection, which allows qualified creators to get one-on-one advice from the electronics and manufacturing experts at Avnet and Dragon.The Connection program has been a bit under the radar sinc...

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  • Today we’re happy to announce that Meredith Graves joins Kickstarter as our Director of Music. Meredith embodies a spirit of creative independence at the core of Kickstarter. She’s a talented writer who explores music, language, and identity for publications including Pitchfork, SSENSE, and i-D. She’s the founder and frontwoman behind the hardcore punk band Perfect Pussy. She established the indep...

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  • Join the Digital Museum of Digital Art (DiMoDA) for the launch of its third VR-based exhibition with a preview event hosted by The Creative Independent at National Sawdust on Thursday, May 17. It’s important to understand that virtual reality, augmented reality, and all these other nascent technologies are creating a new world. In this new virtual ecosystem, people are going to be able to experie...

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  • Today, I’m happy to announce the appointment of Marisa Mazria Katz as our newest Kickstarter Fellow.  Marisa is a New York-based writer who has covered culture and politics in cities that include Casablanca, Kabul, Port-au-Prince, and Istanbul. Her work has been featured in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Review of Books, Time, Vogue, and The New York Times. In addition ...

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  • The Victoria & Albert Museum in London is a vast temple of design and the decorative arts, with a world-renowned collection of over 2.3 million objects. So when the museum asked us to help curate a selection of Kickstarter projects for their latest exhibit, we said… yes please.The exhibit, which opens Saturday, is called The Future Starts Here, and it explores the power of design in shaping the ...

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  • Sometimes, how you make something is just as important as what you make. At this year’s Maker Faire in San Mateo, California, we’re showcasing creators who use materials in innovative, unexpected ways to make their projects more sustainable, accessible, or just plain beautiful.You’ll see functional microscopes you can fold out of paper, architectural building components 3D-printed out of clay, l...

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  • Still from Azikiwe Mohammed’s Drip intro video Earlier this year, we announced an open call for the third edition of our Creators-in-Residence program. We received hundreds of applications from amazing, independent creative people, and narrowed it down to twelve of them. These incoming residents are planning, launching, and fulfilling Kickstarter and Drip campaigns across a number of different ...

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  • Kickstarter's Director of Publishing Margot Atwell shares advice on how to use Kickstarter to fund your poetry project. More about Kickstarter's Summer of Poetry: https://creators.kickstarter.com/kickstarter-summer-of-poetry/ In this webinar, learn how to use Kickstarter to raise funds and build community around your poetry project, whether it’s a local poetry reading or a beautiful book of your...

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  • Image courtesy of the Tribeca Film Festival For the eighth year in a row, Kickstarter creators will debut a diverse slate of film projects at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, April 18–29. Twelve Kickstarter-funded films will screen at the festival, including including six documentaries, three shorts, two virtual-reality films, and one major restoration of an award-winning indie class...

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  • Kickstarter's Couchland A couch is much more than a piece of furniture. Each couch has a personality, a heart, and a soul. Many of the most pleasant moments of our lives are spent in the warm embrace of a couch. And so, at PAX East this year, April 5–8, we wish to welcome you to Kickstarter's Couchland. We will have not one but four couches for you to settle into and play some excellent games —...

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  • “[Our] products need to invite chance and accident in the way that they’re made — an element where you lose control and you don’t quite know how the product will end up when you start making it.”Granby Workshop is an architectural ceramics studio founded by the Turner Prize-winning design collective Assemble. The workshop grew out of a larger effort to revitalize Liverpool’s Granby neighborhood,...

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  • We’ve got a few nice product improvements to talk about today, including the debut of the Creator Dashboard in the Kickstarter Android app. In case you haven’t seen it on our site or iOS app, the Creator Dashboard gives creators a bird’s-eye view of the latest activity on a live or completed project. In the latest update to our Android app, the dashboard offers: An overview of funding progress.  A...

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  • Designer, author, and artist Adam J. Kurtz As part of our mission to help bring creative projects to life, we're always looking for ways to help artists and creators find the support and resources they need to make their ideas a reality.Last year, we launched the Creators-in-Residence program at Brooklyn HQ. Over the course of three residencies, we welcomed more than thirty Kickstarter creators...

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  • How do you get into running if you find it, well, boring? If you’re Adrian Hon, you turn it into a mobile game — with zombies.In 2011, the CEO and founder of the independent games developer Six to Start partnered with writer Naomi Alderman to create Zombies, Run!, an audio-based game that transforms your run into an adrenaline-fueled adventure during the zombie apocalypse.“Kickstarter seemed lik...

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  • As a college student, songwriter Julia Nunes began sharing her music on YouTube. “I thought you just put your stuff there and you could send it to someone, but no one [else] is going to find it,” she says. So she was stunned when the videos began racking up views and reaching total strangers. Suddenly, she found herself touring with her musical idols — she’s played with Ben Folds, Ben Kweller, a...

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  • Jim Cummings’ Kickstarter-funded film ‘Thunder Road’ took home the Grand Jury Award for Narrative Feature at SXSW. Photo: David Ninh This year, eleven Kickstarter-funded films screened at the SXSW Film Festival. Today, we’re delighted to announce that six of those films went on to win a total of seven awards.Jim Cummings took home the Grand Jury Award for Narrative Feature for his Kickstarter-f...

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  • Bill Corbett, Michael J. Nelson, and Kevin Murphy (a.k.a. RiffTrax) at a live ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000' reunion show This post originally appeared on the Drip blog. Michael J. Nelson, Bill Corbett, and Kevin Murphy, a.k.a. RiffTrax, are responsible for some of the best jokes about the worst movies of all time.Their hilarious film commentary anchored the show Mystery Science Theater 3000 fr...

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  • The team behind the documentary short, Anita Versión en español a continuación.The Guanajuato International Film Festival presents twelve projects from emerging filmmakers.A young man who believes he can save the world with a tweet. A musical duo connecting with their neighborhood through hip-hop. A community of children who use golf as both an escape and a source of hope against all odds. For ...

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  • Artists Simon Goode and Ira Yonemura opened the London Centre for Book Arts in 2012 to provide an open-access work space and resources to people interested in book-binding, printing, and self-publishing. "People work on all sorts of different projects [here]. Some of them are artists, some are craftspeople, some are hobbyists," Goode says.The studio’s membership swelled over the years, and the p...

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  • Charlene deGuzman and John Hawkes in Unlovable, premiering March 10 at SXSW. “Never forget that the truth helps others, and helping others is one of the most fulfilling things you will ever feel.” Charlene deGuzman has built a career on being vulnerable. The writer and actor has amassed some 45,000 followers on Twitter with her earnest, sweetly self-deprecating, uproariously funny tweets. She’...

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  • Photo by Carol Watson, courtesy of SXSW. Meet a pepperoni-loving Instagram celebrity in the throes of an identity crisis. Hear the stories of the women who fought for social reform during Nicaragua’s 1979 Sandinista Revolution. Learn about the man behind the papier-mâché mask of a beloved Manchester comedian.This year, eleven Kickstarter-funded films will screen at SXSW, ranging from inventive ...

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  • Kickstarter is a place where the world can value creators for the value they bring to the world. Since our launch in 2009, more than 14 million people have directed $3.1 billion dollars to independent creators here. Today we're happy to announce the launch of a new program to bring them even greater support — Kickstarter Patrons. Kickstarter Patrons is a pilot program we’re developing, which cre...

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