Chamber of Culture – Crowdfunding Workshop
Join us for a free workshop looking at the use of Crowdfunding as a pro-active tool to raise funds for your project ideas, and to engage new audiences with your work.
Date: Tuesday 6th January
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Venue: Metal, Chauffeur’s Cottage, 1 St Peter’s Road, PE1 1YX
To Book your free place click on the link
Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people, typically via the internet. Projects are promoted on a crowdfunding website which encourages visitors to support the project by making a financial contribution to the project costs.
As well as raising funds, other benefits of Crowdfunding include:
• Profile – a compelling project can raise a promoter’s profile and provide a boost to their reputation.
• Marketing – promoters can show there is an audience and market for their project. In the case of an unsuccessful campaign, it provides good market feedback.
• Audience engagement – crowd funding creates a forum where promoters can engage with their audiences. Audiences can engage in the production process by following progress through updates and feedback via comment features on the project’s crowdfunding page.
• Feedback – offering pre-release access to content or the opportunity to beta-test content to project backers as a part of the funding incentives provides the promoters with instant access to good market testing feedback.
This workshop will be led by Sara Black, Programme Manager for Chamber of Culture who has proven experience of launching a crowdfund campaign, and will look at a variety of crowdfunding platforms with case studies from theatre, visual arts, film and performance.
As part of Peterborough Presents, The Chamber of Culture supports a step change in the skills, knowledge, networking and experience of the arts community living and/or working in Peterborough; enabling them to generate and manage their own high quality public facing creative projects and programmes. It will facilitate the development of new artistic collaborations, and instil the skills to build new audiences and wider participation.
Peterborough Presents… the city’s Creative People & Places programme, supported by ACE, PCC and NNF Bridge, and led by Vivacity in a consortium with Creative Peterborough, Metal, Step Up Community Association and Voluntary Arts.