Thursday, March 17, 2011

4 weeks and counting for our 1st Kickstarter campaign

So, as you may have noticed, we've started a Kickstarter campaign for Pinoy: A 'merican Tale that wraps up four weeks from today, at 5pm on April 14.

Now, if you're not familiar with Kickstarter, it's a fundraising site geared towards supporting creative projects. I think that's pretty cool, and not just because they accepted my initial request.  Part of the charm, I think, is that they make it clear that donors will not be charged unless creatives meet their minimum goal.

It definitely speaks to one of the few points of contention I've experienced when sitting on grant panels at the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the debate over whether it would be better to fund less artists at greater amounts of the amount they applied for, or more at lower, and if lower, how much was too low.

Not a problem with Kickstarter, if they don't make the minimum, the funding doesn't happen.  I believe this gives an even greater incentive to fund the project at the minimum, if not more.

Anyway, I could go more into this, but just thankful at the progress that has been made so far, 5% funding, and it's only been 2 days. Doesn't mean that there's not any work to do, but just hopeful, so far.

- JR, Vision Director, A Way of Life Productions

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