News and events

Register Now: Crowdfunding4Culture Conference
20 Jun 2017 -
09:00 to 17:00
Posted: 4 Apr 2017 - 09:51

Registrations are now open for the Crowdfunding4Culture Conference. Around 200 creatives, cultural organisations, crowdfunding platforms, backers and policy makers will come together to discuss the use of crowdfunding by the cultural and creative sectors in Europe. The conference will take place in Brussels on June 20th. 

Crowdfunding Research week in Utrecht
7 Jun 2017 - 09:00 to 9 Jun 2017 - 17:00
Author: University of Utrecht
Posted: 10 Apr 2017 - 12:47

The European Centre for Alternative Finance (ECAF) is happy to invite crowdfunding enthusiasts to the first Research Week, to be held from June 7-9 2017 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. It aims at bringing together researchers from all over Europe and actors of the crowdfunding industry to connect and develop research projects around crowdfunding.

crowdfunding; culture; mathchfunding; proof of concept; creative entrepreneurs; loan
11 May 2017 - 14:00
Author: St'Art/KissKissBankBank
Posted: 11 May 2017 - 14:04


The KISSKISSBANKBANK crowdfunding platform and the ST'ART investment fund, for creative companies, are partnering to jointly finance the launch of a project, its implementation and its development. In concrete terms, if the selected projects carry out a successful campaign of at least EUR 10,000 , the project has access to a loan of at least EUR 20,000 from the ST'ART fund.

CrowdTuesday London: How To Raise Money Without Giving Away Equity
11 Apr 2017 -
18:00 to 20:30
Author: European Crowdfunding Network
Posted: 3 Apr 2017 - 08:33

Here we go again for another CrowdTuesday in London. This time the main topic of the event will be How To Raise Money Without Giving Away Equity.

30 Mar 2017 - 12:00 to 4 May 2017 - 22:00
Author: Crowdfunder UK
Posted: 21 Mar 2017 - 22:11

Crowdfunder and Origin Housing are bringing people together to build stronger communities in North London and Hertfordshire. 

The fund is primarily for projects that work directly with Origin customers or communities. Whether you are looking to raise £100 for some new gardening tools, or £5,000 to start a new community library, you’re in the right place.

15 Mar 2017 - 14:45 to 30 Apr 2017 - 00:00
Author: Networks of Innovations in Culture and Creativity in Europe (NICE)
Posted: 15 Mar 2017 - 15:28

The annual NICE Award,aims to promote innovations from the cultural and creative sectors, especially those that spill over into the wider economy and society. The winners are decided by an independent jury.

The deadline for the online submission of all applications is 30th April 2017 midnight.

The 2017 jury consists of:

• Anne Stenros, Chief Design Officer Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland (Head of Jury)

2 Mar 2017 - 13:00
Posted: 5 Mar 2017 - 13:14

On March 2nd 2017 the crowdfunding4culture team organised a full day workshop with experts, spanning from creatives, crowdfudning platforms, researchers, philantropic groups and investors,  to discuss potential action plans to improve awareness, skills & matchfunding at local regional and EU level.

27 Feb 2017 - 09:00 to 31 Mar 2017 - 17:00
Posted: 8 Mar 2017 - 10:09

Meet the Crowdfunding4Culture community and learn how crowdfunding can impact and support the cultural and creative sectors in Europe.

On 20 June 2017, the first European conference on crowdfunding for the cultural and creative sectors will take place in Brussels. Around 200 stakeholders will meet to exchange and share good practices, lessons learned as well as present useful crowdfunding examples.

22 Feb 2017 -
09:00 to 12:00
Posted: 22 Feb 2017 - 15:12

Crowdfundsing4Culture together with the European Regional Network on Research and Innovation (ERRIN) organised a workshop on "Matchfunding: what are the best practices and how does it work?".

The event, hosted at the premisses of the Lombardy Region Delegation Office in Brussels, included the following presentations:

- European Policy Framework on Crowdfunding4Culture, by Gyongyi Mikita, Policy Officer, DG EAC

17 Feb 2017 -
08:30 to 12:00
Posted: 24 Jan 2017 - 23:23

On February 17th, the crowdfunding4culture team is organising a workshop together with ENCATC on the opportunities and risks of using crowdfundign to finance culture. The workshop will take place in Brussels and is aimed at all creatives, cultural organisation, and policy makers who want to learn more about crowdfunding and launching a campaign. For registrations please follow the link below.