Crowdfunding for Artists: Get Funding to Create Your Artwork

Funding your creative projects made possible to make your creative work come true.
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  • Lectures 34
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 8/2015 English

Course Description

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Getting funding for your creative projects can be a really frustrating task and the good news of the last few years is crowdfunding!

Crowdfunding is a very accessible and realistic way to get your creative work funded.

Knowing how to run a successful crowdfunding campaign will allow you to get not only the money you need but also exposure for you and your work and to start (or continue) building a fan base - happy to follow your work for years to come.

You will learn how to use crowdfunding in an effective way to get the money you need and create the work you want. This course breaks down all the different elements needed for a successful crowdfunding campaign including many secrets from “behind the scenes" promotion of successful campaigns.

Start today and get the money you need for your art.

With 33 lectures and 3 hours of video content this course will to take you through clear and simple steps from planning your campaign to what you do after.

  • How to choose the right crowdfunding platform for you.
  • What are the differences between campaign types.
  • How to create an effective crowdfunding video, a great reward list and other things you should add to your page
  • How (and when) to approach each group of people to get the most support.
  • What to do after your campaign's finished.
  • Homework exercises

I really want you to have a successful campaign and a great experience working on it, so don't hesitate to approach me with questions while you are taking this course.

“Tal, I have just finished all the videos, and I have to tell you, your content is amazing,
Thank you so much, it's really great, inspiring and encouraging."
Vincent Leleux, artist and poet

What are the requirements?

  • You will need access to the internet and some very basic “internet skills” (if you can manage a Facebook profile, you’ll be absolutely fine)
  • It’s great if you already have one or more established online communities (like a bunch of twitter followers, an active Facebook page or a mailing list) but if you don’t - fear not! I will talk about how to start those and get them ready for your campaign and even about how to do without them (in specific cases)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 33 lectures and 4 hours of video content
  • Know the differences in campaign types and how to choose the platform that’s right for you.
  • Learn how to create the different elements in your crowdfunding page: Video, Rewards, text and images.
  • “Behind the scene” secrets of successful campaigns and teach you what you need to do before you launch your campaign
  • Homework exercises to help you start working on your campaign.
  • My support via messages and the discussion board

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is for you if you need money to run creative projects and are looking for an accessible and realistic way to get this money.
  • This course is for you if you have a specific project in mind that you need money for but also if you are just interested in crowdfunding as something you might do in the future.
  • This course is NOT for you if you are a start-up trying to sell a new product though crowdfunding.
  • This course is NOT for you if you are looking for an easy way to make money; crowdfunding is simple but not a chill out. You need to implement this knowledge and work in order to be successful.
  • This course is for you if you are looking for a way to take your creative work a big step forward.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Course introduction - So... what is this going to be?
Section 1: Intoduction to crowdfunding - for artists!
What crowdfunding is, how it works- The different elements in a CF page +example
Not just about the money - what you can get from crowdfunding. a MUST WATCH!
Crowdfunding types - which one do you need out of the 4 types out there?
Crowdfunding platforms - How do you know which platform is suitable for you?
Section 2: Planning your campaign - Every big project needs a good plan. Don't Skip this!!
Defining your project - the first thing you need to do and how to do it+ homewok
Your team- stuff you must understand about your team and how to get a good one?
Your budget- minimal or ideal budget? how to decide an your crowdfunding taregt.
Plan your promotion - The first thing you need to do about it and how to do it.
Section 3: Create a rocking video that turns page visitors into campaign supporters.
6 things to remember when planning a video- avoid these really common mistakes.
Important technical stuff: video length, script, language, delivery and more
What should go in your video and why- all in a simple list + homework
Creating a video on your own? Have no fear! a simple way to create a good video
Section 4: Create an effective text for your crowdfunding page.
Why your text is important, and how to write it so it is effective. IMPORTANT!
Photos and videos - why you NEED to add them to your text, which ones to choose.
What needs to go in youe text - a clear list of everything you need there.
Section 5: Your list of irresistible offers (AKA your rewards) that people can't turn down
What is the effect of good rewards and why your campaign really needs it
Reward levels. Which ones will get the best results to your campaign.
9 types of rewards with an exercise: Create your list of rewards right now.
Still stuck with ideas? Here's some tricks on How to get more ideas for rewards
How to present your rewards - make it clear and appealing: tips and tricks.
Learn where you need to present your rewards (not just in your reward list)
Section 6: Getting people to visit your campaign (AKA Promotion)
Let's devide everyone into 3 circels so you know how and when to approach them
Your first circle- how, when and why to approach them (and what social proof is)
Friends - When and how to approach to get best results and best relationships
The rest of the people you know - When and how to approach to get best results
Online communities: Do's and Don'ts to get support from your online people
Building a mailing list - The legal, easy and free way to do it.
Who should go in your mailing list- don't just have a big list. Have a happy one
What exactly you need to do with your list to get loads of support!
Homework - Take action now !
Strangers - This point can save you tons of energy and maybe your campaign too.
Learn how to approach your target audience & Get support from complete strangers
Knowing your target audience is important, so how can you know who they are?

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Instructor Biography

Tal Jakubowiczova, Crowdfunding artist, Helps artists get money for their work

I've been a theatre maker for over 15 years and I run my own theatre company “Hide and Seek Theatre"

In the last few years I started working with theatre makers to help them launch successful crowdfunding campaigns and get the money they need.

Now I work with all different types of artists and help get many different projects funded.

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