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National crowdfunding roadshow: how to work the crowd

In 2011, 'the crowd' pledged almost $1.5 billion to projects on crowdfunding platforms across the world. Arts and culture have proved a perfect fit for crowdfunding campaigns. Raising small donations from growing online audiences can be a quick and cost effective choice. After her recent successful campaign, singer and musician Amanda Palmer described crowdfunding as "the future". So why are there still so many campaigns on crowdfunding platforms that fail to reach their goal?

The Australia Council for the Arts, led by its philanthropic arm, Artsupport Australia, has embarked on a national strategy to explore the opportunities in crowdfunding for cultural and creative projects. You are invited to our national roadshow to hear the results of a pilot program and research commissioned by the Australia Council.

Join Caroline Vu of the Artsupport Australia team and Elliott Bledsoe, Digital Content Officer of the Australia Council to hear:

  • Practical tips on how to run successful campaigns, including setting your target; planning your campaign; developing compelling pitches; and spreading the word.
  • What to do when it all looks like it's going wrong and ultimately, how to turn one-time backers into lifetime supporters.
  • Case studies from people who have been successful with crowdfunding.
  • Findings of the commissioned research undertaken by Queensland University of Technology Creative Industries.

Each session will also include one-on-one question time with the panellists and the Artsupport Australia Manager for your state or territory, so come armed with your questions and ideas for campaigns.


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Crowdfunding seminars



Sydney seminar

Date and time: 5.30–7.30pm, Monday
30 July 2012
Venue: The Opera Centre, 480 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills (map
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Canberra seminar

Date and time: 5.30–7.30pm, Tuesday 31 July 2012
Venue: Canberra Contemporary Art Space, 55 Ainslie Avenue, Braddon (map)
Register your attendance on Eventbrite.



Melbourne seminar
Date and time: 5.30–7.30pm, Wednesday 1 August 2012
Venue: State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne (map)
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Brisbane seminar

Date and time: 5.30–7.30pm, Thursday 2 August 2012
Venue: Metro Arts, 109 Edward Street, Brisbane (map)
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Darwin seminar

Date and time: 4.00–6.00pm, Monday
13 August 2012
Venue: Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront, 7 Kitchener Drive, Darwin (map
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Perth seminar

Date and time: 5.30–7.30pm, Tuesday 14 August 2012
Venue: Space Cubed, Rear Ground Floor, 45 St Georges Terrace, Perth (map)
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Adelaide seminar
Date and time: 5.30–7.30pm, Wednesday 15 August 2012
Venue: Nexus Multicultural Arts Center, Morphett Street (entre via North Terrace), Adelaide  (map)
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Hobart seminar

Date and time: 5.30–7.30pm, Thursday 16 August 2012
Venue: Baha'i Centre of Learning, 1 Tasman Highway, Hobart (map)
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Western Sydney seminar

Date and time: 6.30–8.30pm, Tuesday
28 August 2012
Venue: Switch Digital Arts Centre, 8 Victoria Road, Parramatta (map
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More information and contact

For more information, contact:

 

       Caroline Vu
       Artsupport Australia
       Email c.vu@australiacouncil.gov.au

 
Image credit: '_D7K3715' by Dwayne Madden. Available under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic licence.
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