Guest Blog: Deborah Gavel on Kickstarter, Part I

Deborah Gavel, one of ArtSpark’s artists, writes in this post about her experiences around her successful Kickstarter campaign. Thanks Deborah for your behind-the-scenes view! “Recently, I read an essay by a brilliant woman who is in part one of the original thinkers about the gift economy. Her name is Genevieve Vaughan, she writes that it is a possibility that the origin of the word “community” comes from an old word, “muni,” meaning gift. She thinks that community could translate to mean co-gifting each other. Isn’t that a lovely thought? When my Kickstarter project launched March 1st, I didn’t have the

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Kickstarter campaigns!

Kickstarter is a good friend of ArtSpark these days. Three (!) ArtSpark artists have been invited to post a Kickstarter campaign recently: Deborah Gavel, Art of The Song/Creativity Radio (coming soon) and One Million Bones (also coming soon). Deborah Gavel’s campaign ended April 2nd and her artist residency was funded 111%. Congratulations Deborah! ArtSpark worked with Deborah Gavel and then John Dillon and Viv Nesbitt (Art of The Song/Creativity Radio) to develop their Kickstarter campaigns. Now Deborah is helping Naomi Natale with One Million Bones’ campaign. We’ve all learned a lot. ArtSpark will be convening a gathering soon to share

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