Ooh, Patreon! The Future of the Arts?

“From what I’ve seen, it isn’t so much the act of asking that paralyses us–it’s what lies beneath: the fear of being vulnerable, the fear of rejection, the fear of looking needy or weak. The fear of being seen as a burdensome member of the community instead of a productive one.
It points, fundamentally, to our separation from one another”
Amanda Palmer, The Art of Asking; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help

 A new crowd-funding site has hit our radar these past few weeks that adds an interesting new twist on the Kickstarter platform and we’re lovin’ it!

Patreon which is the super cool revolutionary brainchild of Joel Watson a self confessed unemployed cartoonist. You can check him out here.

So…What makes Patreon different to Kickstarter and similar platforms? Check this out:

Unlike Kickstarter, you can choose to support your favourite artists as an ongoing concern, rather than for one project or ‘thing’. Meaning you literally become a patron and they can actually EAT on a regular basis!

You can choose to donate any amount you like and only pay when the creator supplies their ‘thing’ to you and much like Kickstarter, there are often extra rewards for the varying amounts you can pledge. It’s a two way reward system that works!

In the age of arts cuts and men in suits owning Rock n Roll, this really is the way forward for the industry! Now this is Punk Rock.

Patreon currently supports any creative endeavour raging from film-makers and musicians to V-Log and YouTube Channel makers and Photographers.

Get involved.

(Ever the punk innovators… Our friends Carthage already have… find them here.)

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