We’ve all heard about struggling artists and how many bright ideas, be it music, visual arts, dance, theatre, films, etc are foregone because of money. Lets face it. Money does make the world go round, even if we think we could live on air, love, and the arts.
Aside from organisations’ corporate sponsorship, arts councils and non-profit arts grants providers, crowd funding for the arts has picked up significantly since Kickstarter, ArtSpire and IndieGoGo came into the spotlight. While CF has been widely developed in UK, France and US, pockets of organisations are being set up in the rest of the world.
Here are a few resources and sites for those of you who need a helping hand to share your masterpieces with the world.
Mainly US :
http://www.kickstarter.com (US, Crowd funding all creative projects)
http://www.indiegogo.com (US, Crowd funding all creative projects)
http://www.rockethub.com (US, Crowd funding all kind of creative projects)
Asian Crowd Funding:
http://artisteconnect.com/ (Philippine, Crowd funding for artistic projects)
http://demohour.com/ (China, Crowd funding for all kind of projects)
http://www.fundu.co.kr/ (South Korea, Crowd funding for all kind of creative projects)
http://camp-fire.jp/ (Japan, Crowd funding for all kind of creative projects)
For a full list of Crowd Funding sources, please visit Strategy of Innovation
Other resources for funding (typically in the form of grants upon application):
http://www.haf.org.hk/haf/ (Hong Kong – Asia Film Financing Forum)