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Make Crowdfunding Work

Provided by Artist INC (Kansas City), Make Crowdfunding Work is an interactive workshop that takes artists through all the steps of crowdfunding, including how to plan, launch, and manage a successful campaign. Artists will leave knowing:

  • How crowdfunding connects to their strategic goals,
  • How to calculate the cost of a crowdfunded project,
  • How to select the right crowdfunding platform,
  • What makes a successful campaign, and
  • How to create a communications strategy and leverage an existing network. 

This 3-hour deep dive into the world of crowdfunding demystifies the process, explains the mechanics, and empowers artists to engage with patrons and audiences in new and meaningful ways. 

Admission is free, but seating is limited. Registration is required.

Erin McGrane is a Kansas City-based musician and songwriter; film, theater, and commercial actress; and the "Penny" in Victor & Penny, a prohibition-era jazz duo with Blue Man Group guitarist and KC native Jeff Freling. Recently, the duo represented Kansas City as part of the America's Creative Crossroads campaign, "Paris of the Plains goes to NY." Victor & Penny are currently touring the US, having made over 900 public appearances and traveled over 180,000 miles in the last 5 years. Over the years, Erin has managed a number of successful crowdfunding campaigns for her creative projects, and is available for private consultations for crowdfunding.

This workshop is made possible through the support of the Mid-America Arts Alliance and Sonic Drive-In. Additional support for Artist INC is provided by the UMKC Innovation Center, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation, Hallmark, and Missouri Arts Council.

Earlier Event: June 9
Closed for Installation
Later Event: June 20
Deadline for July AOTM