Crowdfunding has been growing substantially and billions of euros have been raised through the crowd.
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.
Slovenian start-ups raised almost EUR 1.8m on three popular crowdfunding platforms in 2016. There were fewer campaigns than in the year before, but they were more successful.
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.
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
Amounts collected on crowdfunding platforms, loans to online SMEs, grants, etc., increased by 112% to 628.8 million euros, according to the KPMG barometer and the French Participatory Financing Association. Read more in French below.
Does your creative project need funding? Can you harness the power of the crowd to deliver educational outcomes from the re-use of Europe’s rich cultural heritage content?
Crowdfunding has fast become a popular way to raise money, but increasingly crowdfunding platforms are being used by big brands as marketing platforms. Read full article on how to use crowdfunding for marketing below.
More and more projects and companies leave the traditional investment path and speak directly to a wider audience in order to finance their activities. Last year 29.9 million euros alone were raised through crowdfunding in Belgium . That's three times higher the amount raised in 2015 (10.2 million euros). Read more on De Standaard below (Dutch only).
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.