I’ve been considering Kickstarter to help fund my first art show. It’s a site where artists, inventors, performers, and musicians introduce a project and put it out there for funding. Backers (anyone who pledges to a project) usually get something in return, (signed photograph, concert tickets, one of the inventions, etc.) it all depends on how much you give and the “prizes” offered for your pledge amount. It’s all or nothing funding, so if project doesn’t reach its goal by the due date, it’s all as if it never happened. But Kickstarter just hit $1 billion in overall pledges. And they have a remarkable 44% success rate. It’s pretty cool!
While doing my research for my own video, I’ve been watching a lot of Kickstarter videos. One particularly stood out to me, it’s by a girl named Brittany Myers. She picked up a guitar for the first time two years ago, fell in love with creating music, made a five track EP, and is now working on her first album. Wow. As a baby artist myself, I can’t help but relate and be inspired. I love her soft, sad sound.
And what do you do when a video stands out to you on Kickstarter? You pledge! Even a dollar helps. Be a backer for Brittany (Click here for her Kickstarter page), or find someone else to back on Kickstarter. You usually get something in return, too, so feel free to shop around and check back often!