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 these Kickstarter experiences with ArtSpark artists and other ABQ artists too.

ArtSpark’s had virtual connections with Kickstarter’s founders for a while now, especially Yancey Strickler, and we’re counting on more relationship in the future. Microfunding is very important for artists these days, and once you’ve been accepted on Kickstarter’s platform (which can take a while… although ArtSpark’s artists’ projects were accepted very quickly), it’s pretty easy to set up a campaign and there’s lots of guidance and good advice given freely.

More thoughts on Kickstarter coming up soon. In the meantime, check them out and support artists!