The White Review, BOMB and Guernica are just some of the magazines turning to the wisdom of the crowd to publish quality literature. Read more about why this is the case on the Guardian below.
More than simply an innovative approach to income generation, crowdfunding provides arts organisations with opportunities to develop new audiences, test new ways of working and generate advocacy and PR opportunities. Read more on the Guardian below.
Here is an overview of participatory financing (aka crowdfunding) in France and its main players. Read more ad Journal Du Net below.
Check out these tips and tricks shared by creatives with the Guardian.
The phenomenon of crowdfunding is booming. You can stake from just £10 to emulate the likes of Duncan Bannatyne by becoming a "mini-dragon", backing an ever-expanding range of ventures from theatre productions to electronic gizmos.
Crowdfunding has developed from a digital quirk to a powerful tool – this much we've talked about. But there is something even deeper going on with this new model, one that's less predictable than civic participation and far more disruptive.
This paper by Sara Bannerman examines crowdfunding as a potential tool for cultural funding. After an introduction to crowdfunding, its rise and its use in various contexts, the paper discusses crowdfunding’s potential as a tool for funding cultural production. Crowdfunding is associated with a range of hopes and ideals, but problems with crowdfunding, as with crowdsourcing, can also be identified.
Crowdfunding.de's new report on the equity crowdfunding market in Germany, shows 1..5 million investmnet for film. The report is available only in German.