Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Kickstarter rep to present "crowd funding" workshop on Monday, March 19 at RAC

A representative from Kickstarter, the website that bills itself as "the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects," is coming to St. Louis to headline a workshop on "crowd funding" for artists.

Stephanie Pereira, Kickstarter's director of art programs, will be the featured presenter at the event, which will take place at 7:00 p.m., Monday March 19 at the offices of the Regional Arts Commission (RAC), 6128 Delmar (across from the Pageant).

Founded in 2009, Kickstarter says they've helped launch more than 13,000 creative projects so far. For example, saxophonist and St. Louis native Eric Person recently used the site to raise money for his next recording project.

Pereira's presentation will include information on how to structure a project, what kind of rewards to offer supporters, and "other helpful tips and valuable stats." She'll be followed by a panel of three local artists who previously have used Kickstarter for their own projects.

The event is presented by RAC, Contemporary Museum St. Louis and St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts, and is free and open to the public.

(Edited after posting to add a link.)

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