Help Kickstart a New Project

Molly Crabapple is spending a week in hell. And she needs help to do it.

Molly is an artist on the Lower East Side of New York and her week will be spent in a hotel room with the walls covered with paper. She plans to do nothing but create art for a week to celebrate her 28th birthday. To fund this little experiment, she turned to Kickstarter.com, because hotel rooms, giant reems of paper and hundreds of Sharpie markers can get expensive.

Kickstarter is “the largest funding platform for creative projects in the world.” It is an online pledging site that allows interested parties fund projects from the worlds of music, film, art, technology, design, food, publishing and other creative fields. Instead of having artists or inventors beg for money and donors receiving partial ownership in return, Kickstarter allows the creators to keep 100% ownership of their project, and instead offer “unique experiences” in return.

For example, Molly is offering donors of varying amount opportunities from suggesting an animal for within the portrait to getting an 8″x11″ cut from the final product to the chance to hang out in hell for a few hours, enjoying an absinthe lunch and a look at the (possible) insanity.

Kickstarter also protects its users by only funding projects who reach the goals on time. This means that artists don’t try to create underfunded work and donors can take chances.

Molly has raised more than $13,000 (almost 300% its original goal) from 378 donors. This is social media at its finest!

Molly’s projects has already far surpassed its goal, but head over to the Discover page and kickstart a project today!

For more about crowdfunding, check out Crowdfunding: Investment for Good

photo by Patrick Hoesly via Flickr

31 comments

Jessica L.
Jessica L.3 years ago

My friend has an amazing kickstarter project that could use support. He is developing an awesome video game that is very fun and interesting. To learn more about it, play the demo, and hopefully pledge a donation, please visit: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1426761469/telepath-tactics

Carmen Harris
Carmen Harris4 years ago

Something like this is pretty cool! I'd like to do something like that! : )

Grace Adams
Grace Adams4 years ago

I don't get art--at least not modern art. Before the Protestant Reformation, art was a craft in service of the locally dominant religion of the time. At the Protestant Reformation, art lost the patronage of religion. (Puritans are too stuffy to patronize art). Since then it seems to have lost its inspiration as well.

pam wilkerson
pam wilkerson4 years ago

Cool beans!

Monica D.
M D.4 years ago

Nice - but is it environmentally friendly?

Marilyn L.
Marilyn L.4 years ago

Thanks

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Maresa Marangoni
Maresa Marangoni4 years ago

It's ideas like Kickstarter that, I hope, will give us more possibilities to produce art and projects that would otehrwise never see the light... I think it's fantastic!

Maureen S.
Maureen S.4 years ago

I'm a huge fan of Kickstarter. My son-in-law, Danny Burns, raised most of the money he needed to have his latest CD produced by a major Los Angeles producer. He ended up doing a St. Pat's Day concert for one of his major supports.

Kickstarter offers artists a chance to get their work supported (financially) and donors/supports an opportunity to feel a part of a specific project of interest.

Charles B.
Charles B.4 years ago

Cool!
Thank you kara.