Kickstarter Beats Out the Government in Funding the Arts- Yasha Wallin posted in Creativity, Art and Kickstarter
Since its inception, crowd-funding site Kickstarter has funded more than $600 million in arts projects, and $323.6 million in 2012 alone. The National Endowment for the Arts only has an annual budget of $146 million, of which only 80 percent are grants. Individual donors have long been the backbone of the art world (arts nonprofits spent $60 billion last year), the disparity in collective action supporting the arts on Kickstarter versus the government is cause for concern—and reflection.

Continue to washingtonpost.com
Image via Kickstarter Tumblr

Kickstarter Beats Out the Government in Funding the Arts
Yasha Wallin posted in Creativity, Art and Kickstarter

Since its inception, crowd-funding site Kickstarter has funded more than $600 million in arts projects, and $323.6 million in 2012 alone. The National Endowment for the Arts only has an annual budget of $146 million, of which only 80 percent are grants. Individual donors have long been the backbone of the art world (arts nonprofits spent $60 billion last year), the disparity in collective action supporting the arts on Kickstarter versus the government is cause for concern—and reflection.

Continue to washingtonpost.com

Image via Kickstarter Tumblr

530 notes

  1. styledbygia reblogged this from good
  2. civicexplorer reblogged this from good
  3. chowmander reblogged this from urbnist
  4. daniechou reblogged this from good
  5. bagelanjeli reblogged this from malacules
  6. malacules reblogged this from good
  7. becomingwave reblogged this from discarnate-man
  8. lawaraarlequia reblogged this from good
  9. mollymitten reblogged this from studio630
  10. maddiebkhandige reblogged this from studio630
  11. mini-fab reblogged this from studio630 and added:
    What a bunch of winners!
  12. studio630 reblogged this from urbanresolve
  13. thismightwork reblogged this from urbnist and added:
    Speaks volumes about our government.
  14. kineticseoul reblogged this from kickstarter
  15. strangewind reblogged this from good
  16. membranoproliferative reblogged this from kaylabr02
  17. formfollowsbehaviorandurbanism reblogged this from urbanresolve
  18. newurbanismfilmfestival reblogged this from urbanresolve
  19. kaylabr02 reblogged this from darkryemag
  20. zomeistermuels reblogged this from urbnist
  21. mattjamesrogers reblogged this from urbnist
  22. thesageofsleep reblogged this from urbnist
  23. jeedgan reblogged this from urbnist
  24. forbiddenknowledge reblogged this from urbnist

Recent comments