Raising Money through Crowdfunding
Brian Meece, RocketHub
Wednesday, September 7, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
AS220 Performance Space, 155 Empire St, Providence
Learn about Crowdfunding - as a phenomenon, as well as the specifics of launching your own creative project online. Crowdfunding allows artists a unique opportunity to draw support from family and friends, benefactors and fans, as well as complete strangers, for their creative projects. Brian Meece of RocketHub will give a brief history of crowdfunding. He will discuss its effectiveness as a fundraising tool; the kinds of projects that are appropriate for crowdfunding; additional benefits and opportunities of fundraising online; and the steps for launching your own crowdfunding campaign. Brian was born and raised on The Gulf of Mexico – that odd and magical little pocket of the American South where country and beach mingle, Jimmy Buffet blares, and hunting trucks have surfboards on the roof. Brian plays a mean ukulele and is CEO of RocketHub, one of the world's top crowdfunding platforms. Brian is the co-author of "The Crowdfunding Manifesto", a popular foundational resource for the rising Creative Class.
(Note: Immediately following RISCA’s workshop, Brian will give an additional presentation on crowdfunding with a focus on RocketHub, beginning at 7:00 PM at Machines With Magnets, 400 Main St, Pawtucket. Email firstname.lastname@example.org )
When & Where
Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
Established in 1967, the RI State Council on the Arts (RISCA) is charged by the state legislature to stimulate public interest and participation in the arts and to serve as the liaison to the state arts community. The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts serves as a catalyst for the advancement, appreciation and promotion of excellence in the arts, by encouraging leadership, participation, and education in the arts for all Rhode Islanders.