Crowdsourcing

 

 

Publications are listed in alphabetical order by title

Title: The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help
Author: Amanda Palmer
Description: Musician Amanda Palmer raised more than a million dollars from 25,000 backers. In learning that many people are afraid to ask for help, and it paralyzes their lives and relationships, she explores these barriers in her own life and in the lives of those around her, and discovers the emotional, philosophical, and practical aspects of "the art of asking." Part manifesto, part revelation, this is the story of an artist struggling with the new rules of exchange in the twenty-first century, both on and off the Internet.
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication Date: 2015
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Title: Crowdfunding for Filmmakers: The Way to a Successful Film Campaign
Author/Editor: John T. Trigonis
Description: Offers practical information, tips, and tactics for launching a successful film campaign by detailing traditional models of fundraising, utilizing today’s technological and social innovations, and augmenting each step with an added personal touch. Examines various ways to meet and exceed one’s crowdfunding goal through chapters ?on team building, audience outreach, and crowdfunder etiquette, along with a section containing case studies from successful film campaigns.
Publisher: Michael Weiss Productions
Publication Date: 2013
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Crowdfunding for Social Good: Financing Your Mark on the World by Devin D. Thorpe.
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013. Features the stories of real people who have successfully raised big money using crowdfunding, along with practical advice to help others do the same. Learn how to organize your friends, colleagues and volunteers to help you raise  money. Gain insight into creating a video that will help you spread your message via social media. Read how to "start before you start" so you can have 30% of your goal raised before you even launch your crowdfunding campaign.  
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Title: Hacking Kickstarter, Indiegogo: How to Raise Big Bucks in 30 Days (Secrets to Running a Successful Crowd Funding Campaign on a Budget)
Author/Editor: Patrice William Marks
Description: The author identifies readily available and inexpensive but powerful media technology tools to make your project successful.
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Publication Date: 2013
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Title: The Kickstarter Handbook: Real-Life Success Stories of Artists, Investor, and Entrepreneurs
Author/Editor: Don Steinberg
Description: The author interviewed dozens of people who have raised at least $100,000 on Kickstarter. Discusses strategies for an effective campaign as well as the perils and pitfalls.
Publisher: Quirk Books
Publication Date: 2012
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Title: New Markets for Artists: How to Sell, Fund Projects, and Exhibit Using Social Media, DIY Popups, e bay, Kickstarter, and Much More
Author/Editor: Brainard Carey
Description: Provides concrete examples of how new technologies are helping artists raise funds for projects.
Publisher: Allworth Press
Publication Date: 2012
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Organizations

GoFundMe
URL: www.gofundme.com
Description: Creators receive funds earned for projects, regardless of whether the project reaches its goal.

Hatchfund
URL: www.hatchfund.org/about/us

Description: hosts an online community where artists can post projects for funding and connect with those who love and support artists. The goal of Hatchfund is to help artists successfully navigate the challenging world of online fundraising through our unique educational and hands-on approach. A total of 75% of all artists on Hatchfund have been successful in funding their projects.

Indiegogo 
URL: www.indiegogo.com

Description: A for-profit and nonprofit crowdsourcing program.  Creators receive funds earned for projects, regardless of whether the project reaches its goal. 

Kickstarter.com
URL:www.kickstarter.com

Description. The world's largest funding platform for creative projects. Projects must reach goal in order for project creator to receive funds.

RocketHub
URL: www.rockethub.com

Description: Creators receive funds earned for projects, regardless of whether the project reaches its goal.

Websites and Blogs

Title: Art Marketing Resources 
Description: Lists more than 50 crowdfunding platforms for artists.
URL:https://artistmarketingresources.com/2015/07/07/more-than-50-crowd-funding-platforms-for-artists

Title: Crowdfunding Guide for Artists, Part 1
Description: Information provided by the website The Abundant Artist
URL: http://theabundantartist.com/crowdfunding-for-artists-part-1 

Title: Crowdfunding Guide for Artists, Part 2
Description: More information provided by the website The Abundant Artist  
URL: http://theabundantartist.com/the-crowdfunding-guide-for-artists-part-2 

Title: Crowdfunding Tips for African American Artists
URL: http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact/crowd-funding-tips-for-african-american-artists 

Title: Kickstarter vs. Indiegogo vs. GoFundMe vs. RocketHub: Crowdfunding Platforms Compared
Description:  Penned by by Kristl Hines.
URL: http://monetizepros.com/blog/2014/crowdfunding-platforms-compared

Title: WomenArts
Description: Provides information on “Kickstarter Success Stories” with descriptions of successful fundraising campaigns by members of the organization. Provides tips for conducting a crowdfunding campaign.
URL: www.womenarts.org/skills/crowdfunding 

 

Fiscal Sponsors

PUBLICATIONS ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

 

Title: Guide to Fiscal Sponsorship
Author: Sue Greenberg,
Description: A free downloadable publication that builds a good case on why organizations should offer fiscal sponsorship services to artists.
Publisher: St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
URL: http://vlaa.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Guide-to-Fiscal-Sponsorship.pdf

ORGANIZATIONS ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

Fractured Atlas
URL: www.fracturedatlas.org  
Description: The largest art service organization in the United States. Offers many support services to artist-members throughout the United States, including fiscal sponsorship.

National Network of Fiscal Sponsors
URL: www.fiscalsponsors.org  
Description: Committed to raising the understanding of fiscal sponsorship among funders and the public.

WEBSITES 

 

Title: Fiscal Sponsors Directory
Description: A list of fiscal sponsors throughout the United States. Compiled by the San Francisco Study Center.
URL: www.fiscalsponsordirectory.org 

Title: Guide to Fiscal Sponsorship
URL: http://foundationcenter.org/getstarted/tutorials/fiscal/who_needs.html
Description: Prepared by the Foundation Center. Gives examples of how individuals can use fiscal sponsors.

Art Schools

PUBLICATIONS ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

Title: Art School: (Propositions for the 21st Century)
Author: Steven Henry Madoff
Description: Brings together more than 30 leading international artists and art educators to reconsider the practices of art education in academic, practical, ethical, and philosophical terms.
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication Date: 2009
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Title: Why Art Cannot Be Taught: A Handbook for Art Students
Author: James Elkins.
Description: A critical portrait of what really goes on in art schools. Addresses the brutality of art critiques, and suggests ways to make them more helpful. A survival guide for students and teachers.
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication Date: 2001
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WEBSITES 

Title: Artschools.com 
Description: Provides links to schools offering degrees in fine arts and applied arts. Also includes various resources, advice, and interviews.
URL: http://artschools.com

Title: ArtStudy.org
Description: Focuses on advice about selecting an art school. Includes information on what to look for in an art school, art scholarships, student loans and financial aid, tips for attending art school, and more.
URL: www.artstudy.org

Title: Design Training
Description: Provides links to design schools, including those with programs in architecture, computer animation, fashion design, game design, graphic design, industrial design, photography, and more.
URL: www.design-training.com 

 ORGANIZATIONS ARE LISTED IN ALPHABTICAL ORDER

Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD)
URL: www.aicad.org
Description: A non-profit consortium of leading art schools in the US and Canada. Website provides links to member schools.

Creative Challenges, Career Blocks & the Psyche

PUBLICATIONS ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

Title: The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women: A Portable Coach for Creative Women
Author: Gail McMeekin.
Description: Profiles 45 women. Each chapter offers secrets, keys, and challenges to help women work through the creative process.
Publisher: Conari Press
Publication Date: Revised 2011

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Title: The 12 Secrets of Highly Successful Women: A Portable Mentor
Author: Gail McMeekin
Description: Focuses on advice for the specific challenges creative women face today: thinking too small, underestimating the need for change, fearing the future, and lacking of self-confidence.
Publisher: Conari Press
Publication Date: 2011
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Title: Affirmations for Artists
Author/Editor: Eric Maisel
Description: Deals with issues of introspection, self-examination and a willingness to take risks.
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
Publication Date: 1996
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Title: Art and Fear: Observations On The Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking
Author/Editor: David Bayles and Ted Orland
Description: Explores the way art gets made, and the nature of the difficulties that cause so many artists to give up along the way.
Publisher: Image Continuum Press
Publication Date: 2001
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Title: Art from Intuition: Overcoming Your Fears and Obstacles in Making Art
Author/Editor: Dean Nimmer
Description: Practical self-help for artists who want to free their creativity. Offers artists a unique system for freeing their own creative intuition, the sixth sense that directs an artist’s drive and work. By letting go of the self-criticism, doubt, and insecurity that discourage artmaking, artists will be able to soar to new heights of creativity.
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
Publication Date: 2008
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Title: The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help
Author: Amanda Palmer
Description: Musician Amanda Palmer raised more than a million dollars from 25,000 backers. In learning that many people are afraid to ask for help, and it paralyzes their lives and relationships, she explores these barriers in her own life and in the lives of those around her, and discovers the emotional, philosophical, and practical aspects of "the art of asking." Part manifesto, part revelation, this is the story of an artist struggling with the new rules of exchange in the twenty-first century, both on and off the Internet.
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication Date: 2014
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Title: Art without Compromise
Author/Editor: Wendy Richmond
Description: Challenges artists to investigate their work through multiple lenses – with commentaries, exercises, and wide-ranging references to contemporary thinkers to inspire artists to change the way they think about their creative landscape, from personal goals to cultural influences to technological realities.
Publisher: Allworth Press
Publication Date: 2009
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Title: An Artist Empowered: Define and Establish Your Value as an Artist -- Now
Author/Editor: Eden Maxwell
Description: A primer for understanding the truths and myths about rejection.
Publisher: Eden Maxwell
Publication Date: 2014
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Title: The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity
Author: Julia Cameron
Description: Revised. A twelve-week program to recover your creativity from a variety of blocks, including limiting beliefs, fear, self-sabotage, jealousy, guilt, addictions, and other inhibiting forces.
Publisher: J.P. Tarcher
Publication Date: 2002
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Title: The Blank Canvas: Inviting the Muse
Author: Anna Held Audette
Description: Includes strategies for getting unstuck. Offers advice to artists who are struggling with creative blocks or personal expression.
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Publication Date: 1993
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Title: Bridges in the Mind.  An Artist’s Handbook for Everyday Living
Author: Marianne Roccaforte.
Description: Examines the realities, delights, and challenges of having a strong sense of wonder and an imagination that’s constantly “on.”  The author weaves in voices of successful writers, visual artists, musicians, actors, and dancers, and offers easy-to-practice techniques for such situations as transitioning from an absorbing session of art-making, communicating effectively in social and business settings, managing intense sensory and emotional experience, and sustaining a healthy and active creative life.  
Publisher: Benu Press
Publication date: 2010 
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Title: The Career Guide for Creative and Unconventional People
Author/Editor: Carol Eikleberry and Carrie Pinsky
Description: Revised. Offers advice and support for creative people who are uncertain about their future and finding a place in the world.
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Publication Date: Revised 2015

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Title: Career Solutions for Creative People: How to Balance Artistic Goals with Career Security
Author/Editor: Dr. Ronda Ormont
Description: Focuses on how to find the time and freedom to pursue art while making a stable living.
Publisher: Allworth Press
Publication Date: 2001
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Title: Coaching the Artist Within
Author: Eric Maisel
Description: Shows you how to defuse your own excuses and break through the dreaded “artist’s block” with provocative questions, stimulating challenges, real-life success stories, and common sense. Maisel, a family therapist, counselor, and national creativity consultant has heard every excuse in the book.
Publisher: New World Library
Publication Date: 2005
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Title: Create Your Art Career: Practical Tools, Visualizations, and Self-Assessment Exercises for Empowerment and Success
Author: Rhonda Schaller 
Description: Provides insights and practical tools for readers to cultivate an inspired, sustainable art career. Discusses how to visualize a better future, empower their creativity, and build a career plan for artistic success.
Publisher: Allworth Press
Publication Date:  2013
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Title: Creating a Life Worth Living
Author: Carol Lloyd
Description: Dreaming is easy. Making it happen is hard. With a fresh perspective, the author motivates the person searching for two things: the creative life and a life of sanity, happiness and financial solvency.
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: 1997

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Title: The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life
Author: Twyla Tharp
Description: Delves into the nature of creativity, exploring themes of process versus product, and the influences of inspiration and rigorous study. Part memoir, the author shares the lessons she has learned in her 35-year career as a choreographer. Also includes various exercises to ease the fears of facing a blank beginning and open the mind to new possibilities, regardless of the creative impulses and disciplines you follow.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 2005
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Title: Creatively Self-employed: How Writers and Artists Deal with Career Ups and Downs
Author/Editor: Kristen Fischer
Description: Covers how to build confidence and self-esteem in your work; cope with rejection; handle creative voids and time issues; combat loneliness and isolation; and deal with anxiety, depression, and stress.
Publisher: iUniverse, Inc.
Publication Date: 2007
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Title: Creativity Courage Cards
Author:  Gail McMeekin
Description: Available as an e-book and 4" x 6" printed cards.  A collection of quotes to inspire your creative courage for 31 days. Fears can keep you from exploring your goals in depth and implementing successful action steps to achieve them. "Courage, on the other hand, gives you the strength to enjoy the experimentation process of creative exploration and accept the curves in the road as normal, and as a challenge you can overcome.”
Publisher: Creative Success
Publication date: 2009   
URL: www.creativesuccess.com 
 
Title: The Energy of Money: A Spiritual Guide to Financial and Personal Fulfillment
Author: Maria Nemeth
Description: Revised. Provides spiritual and practical techniques to create a unique program for achieving personal life goals and financial wealth.
Publisher: Balantine Publishing Company
Publication Date: 2000
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Title: How to Survive & Prosper as an Artist
Author: Caroll Michels
Description: Revised edition. See chapters "Launching or Relaunching Your Career: Overcoming Career Blocks" and "Rationalization, Paranoia, Competition, and Rejection." Revised edition.
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication Date: 2009
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URL: www.carollmichels.com
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Title: A Life in the Arts
Author: Eric Maisel
Description: The author has applied his training and experience as a therapist to the problems encountered by artists and performers. Here, he addresses many of these problems, including the idea of talent, the artist's personality, creative blocks, and aloneness.
Pubisher: Tarcher
Publication Date: 1994
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Title: The Money Mirror: How Money Reflects Women's Dreams, Fears, and Desires
Authors: Annette Lieberman and Vicki Lindner
Description: Helps women understand and overcome cultural and personal barriers to intelligent money management.
Publisher: Allworth Press
Publication Date: 1997
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Title: Overcoming Underearning®
Author: Barbara Stanny
Description: “Underearners are self-saboteurs who don't live up to their earnings potential,” says the author, , a financial educator, motivational speaker, and career counselor. Whether they make $10 an hour or six figures a year, they tend to live paycheck to paycheck, are often in debt, and have a high tolerance for low pay. Ironically, many work incredibly hard. The good news is that underearning is a self-imposed condition. By focusing on overcoming it, underearners will not only earn what they deserve, but live a richer life.
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Publication Date: 2007
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Title: Persist: In Praise of the Creative Spirit in a World Gone Mad with Commerce
Author: by Peter Clothier.
Description: Examines  the qualities of compassion, perseverance, and discernment in his reflections on the artist’s predicament in a world that judges success in terms of celebrity and material reward.  Explores ways today's artists in any medium can find fulfillment, a sense of purpose, and joy in alternative and more lasting values
Publisher: Create Space Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: revised 2013.
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Title: The Power of Positive Choices: Adding and Subtracting Your Way to a Great Life
Authorr: Gail McMeekin
Description: Making the right choices can be as easy as adding and subtracting. A step-by-step process of throwing out the bad to accommodate the good by identifying deterrents, such as bad habits, issues, and people who cause drama in our lives – and adding goals, priorities, and people to support your journey.
Publisher: Conari Press
Publication Date: 2011
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Title: Pushcart's Complete Rotten Reviews and Rejections: A History of Insult, A Solace to Writers
Editors: Bill Henderson & Andre Bernard
Description: A collection of nasty reviews and ridiculous rejections of great authors and classical books.
Publisher: Pushcart Press
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Title: Second Acts that Change Lives: Making a Difference in the World
Author/Editor: Mary Beth Sammons
Description: A wake-up call, an interviention of sorts to help prod readers to pursue their dreams -- to turn the "someday I'd love to" into "today I will" and, in doing so, make a profound difference in the world.
Publisher: Conari Press
Publication Date: 2009
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Title: The Secret Life of Money: Teaching Tales of Spending, Receiving, Saving, and Owing
Author: Tad Crawford
Description: Reveals ways in which money impacts our lives both for good and evil, using illustrations from ancient myths to contemporary times. Revised edition.
Publisher: Allworth Press
Publication Date: 1996
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Title: Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative
Author: Austin Kleon
Description: Filled with new truths about creativity: Nothing is original, so embrace influence, collect ideas, and remix and re-imagine to discover your own path. The author advocates following your interests wherever they take you.
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
Publication Date: 2014
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Title: Thank You for Being Such a Pain. Spiritual Guidance for Dealing with Difficult People
Author/Editor: Mark I. Rosen
Description: Provides insights, anecdotes and guidelines to help you overcome the distractions and energy drain of dealing with difficult people.
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Publication Date: 1998
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Title: Trust the Process. An Artist's Guide to Letting Go
Author: Shaun McNiff
Description: Expands the reader's view of what it means to live in tune with the labyrinthine ways of the creative spirit.
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Publication Date: 1998
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Title: The Van Gogh Blues: The Creative Person’s Path Through Depression
Author: Eric Maisel
Description: Creative people will experience depression—that’s a given. It’s a given because they are regularly confronted by doubts about the meaningfulness of their efforts. Theirs is a kind of depression that does not respond to pharmaceutical treatment. What’s required is healing in the realm of meaning. The author teaches creative people how to handle these recurrent crises of meaning and how to successfully manage the anxieties of the creative process.
Publisher: New World Library
Publication Date: 2007
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Title: The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
Author: Steven Pressfield
Description: A practical guide for succeeding in any creative sphere. Delves into what keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do? Why is there a naysayer within? How can we avoid the roadblocks of any creative endeavor.
Publisher: Black Irish Entertainment
Publication Date: 2012
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Title: Where Does Art Come From: How to Find Inspiration and Ideas
Author: William Kluba
Description: Takes an in-depth look at the origins of inspiration and ideas, to help us better understand where creativity comes from in our bodies and minds, and to understand how this intangible force translates into artistic expression.
Publisher: Allworth Press
Publication Date: 2014

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Title: Work With Passion. How To Do What You Love for a Living
Author/Editor: Nancy Anderson
Description: Revised. Packed with inspiration for taking chances, making choices, and recognizing opportunities. Revised edition.
Publisher: New World Library
Publication Date: 2004

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Title: Work with Passion in Midlife and Beyond: Reach Your Full Potential and Make the Money You Need
Author: Nancy Anderson.
Description: The author demonstrates that it is never too late to rewrite your life story so that it aligns with values that bring fulfillment and money
Publisher: New World Library
Publication Date: 2010


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