The artistic world is constantly changing, evolving into new movements and dynamically altering the visual world around us. With the ceaseless depth of variety within art, it’s no surprise to find that trying to fund artistic projects through conventional means is a particular struggle, as corporate investment is often very restrained when supporting such a constantly shifting world. Consequently, Artists and other creative minds have taken to crowdfunding as a means to source support for their project, as the individualistic and open nature of crowdfunding allows for a dedicated and loyal base of support to be built.
This participatory movement in the world of Art is making inroads to becoming a conventional platform for most Artists to acquire both necessary support and the income needed to give life to their vision. In the 2013/14 fiscal year, £1.4million was raised for contemporary Artists in the UK alone. Projects such as The Mosaic Rooms in London, a cultural space dedicated to Arabic art has reached 176% of its target at £14,082 with days still to go, and contemporary art magazine East of Borneo 2.0 raised a fantastic $30,671 for their American re-launch this October!
Here at Fundsurfer we’re dusting off our proverbial easels and getting stuck in with supporting a variety of Art projects, with Solomon's Secrets, a book published by Bristol author Amy Morse raising £1,000, Ozuki Tee’s, a range of T-shirts inspired by the artistic and cultural heritage of our own Oliver Mochizuki gaining a successful £526 needed for its launch, and the Bristol sci-fi anthology North by Southwest achieve a fantastic £2,062 with 74 backers – ready to make its impact on literary art within our very own Bristol!.
Art is a means of expression, and something to be shared with the world. Don’t let your inspiration be quashed by conventional funding methods, show it to the world and let the support fly in by starting your project here at Fundsurfer – where Crowdfunding is made simple!
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