1. Please join us this Thursday to celebrate the first art show in the gallery of the Kickstarter headquarters in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The show includes work by artists who have used Kickstarter for everything from paintings, monographs, and public artwork to iPhone apps, experimental publications, and new institutions.
Featured artists include: Marina Abramovic Institute, Marshall Arisman, Jeremy Bailey, Amanda Browder, Seth Indigo Carnes, Heather Hart, Steve Lambert, Ligorano / Reese, Mary Ellen Mark, NeoLucida, Eugene Richards, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Mike Perry, Leon Reid IV, Richard Renaldi, Phil Stearns, Swoon, Howard Tangye, Spencer Tunick, and Saya Woolfalk.
The event is free, and it’s this Thursday, 5/15, from 6-9 PM. You should go here to RSVP. We hope to see you! 

    Please join us this Thursday to celebrate the first art show in the gallery of the Kickstarter headquarters in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The show includes work by artists who have used Kickstarter for everything from paintings, monographs, and public artwork to iPhone apps, experimental publications, and new institutions.

    Featured artists include: Marina Abramovic Institute, Marshall Arisman, Jeremy Bailey, Amanda Browder, Seth Indigo Carnes, Heather Hart, Steve Lambert, Ligorano / Reese, Mary Ellen Mark, NeoLucida, Eugene Richards, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Mike Perry, Leon Reid IV, Richard Renaldi, Phil Stearns, Swoon, Howard Tangye, Spencer Tunick, and Saya Woolfalk.

    The event is free, and it’s this Thursday, 5/15, from 6-9 PM. You should go here to RSVP. We hope to see you! 

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    Snapshots from last night’s Kickstarter Film Festival in Brooklyn. We were way too busy grilling dogs to take any photos of our own, but here’s a few we found on Instagram. It was a beeeeautiful summer night, and thanks SO much to everyone who came out and to Kickstarter for hosting a kick-ass party.

    Photo cred to @asiajanus, @lisinhajam, @kickstarter, @davesnyder

    Love these photos from the 3rd annual Kickstarter Film Fest! Thanks to everyone who came! We can’t wait to do it again. In the meantime, if you’ve got photos, share them with us here

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Kickstarter Beats Out the Government in Funding the Arts- Yasha Wallin posted in Creativity, Art and Kickstarter
Since its inception, crowd-funding site Kickstarter has funded more than $600 million in arts projects, and $323.6 million in 2012 alone. The National Endowment for the Arts only has an annual budget of $146 million, of which only 80 percent are grants. Individual donors have long been the backbone of the art world (arts nonprofits spent $60 billion last year), the disparity in collective action supporting the arts on Kickstarter versus the government is cause for concern—and reflection.
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    Kickstarter Beats Out the Government in Funding the Arts
    Yasha Wallin posted in Creativity, Art and Kickstarter

    Since its inception, crowd-funding site Kickstarter has funded more than $600 million in arts projects, and $323.6 million in 2012 alone. The National Endowment for the Arts only has an annual budget of $146 million, of which only 80 percent are grants. Individual donors have long been the backbone of the art world (arts nonprofits spent $60 billion last year), the disparity in collective action supporting the arts on Kickstarter versus the government is cause for concern—and reflection.

    Continue to washingtonpost.com

    Image via Kickstarter Tumblr

    (via anexceptionallysimpletheory)

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  4. Adopt a dancer.
From the wilds of the theater to captivity in the rehearsal studio, the Tiffany Mills Company dancers need a little support to live out their creative dreams.
Adopt a dancer from the company and help fund their participation in the renowned Brooklyn Academy of Music’s 2013 Spring Season. This cutting-edge dance production is our Project of the Day.

    Adopt a dancer.

    From the wilds of the theater to captivity in the rehearsal studio, the Tiffany Mills Company dancers need a little support to live out their creative dreams.

    Adopt a dancer from the company and help fund their participation in the renowned Brooklyn Academy of Music’s 2013 Spring Season. This cutting-edge dance production is our Project of the Day.

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  5. Rumpus room.
Hey NYC! Stephen Elliott is hosting a shindig in Brooklyn for his Kickstarter backers and he really wants you to come. Back his new film, Happy Baby, for as little as a buck and enjoy this evening of literary hijinxs, oddball jams, and Eugene Mirman at his hilarious best.
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I am humbled to be somehow (impossibly!) sharing the stage this Thursday evening with: Mike Doughty, Starlee Kine, Eugene Mirman, Jami Attenberg, Kflay, Stephen Elliott and Melissa Febos, whom I’ll be interviewing for a live edition of my Rumpus column, “Conversations With Writers Braver Than Me.” 
It’s a fundraiser for Stephen Elliott’s indie film endeavor, turning his novel Happy Baby into a movie. Contribute as little as $1 to his Kickstarter, and you can attend! (Although the suggested donation is $20. But no pressure…) It’s at 8 at Public Assembly, in Williamsburg.
It’s going to be a great event, and an even greater movie. Please come! And bring friends!

    Rumpus room.

    Hey NYC! Stephen Elliott is hosting a shindig in Brooklyn for his Kickstarter backers and he really wants you to come. Back his new film, Happy Baby, for as little as a buck and enjoy this evening of literary hijinxs, oddball jams, and Eugene Mirman at his hilarious best.

    firstpersonsingular:

    I am humbled to be somehow (impossibly!) sharing the stage this Thursday evening with: Mike Doughty, Starlee Kine, Eugene Mirman, Jami Attenberg, Kflay, Stephen Elliott and Melissa Febos, whom I’ll be interviewing for a live edition of my Rumpus column, “Conversations With Writers Braver Than Me.” 

    It’s a fundraiser for Stephen Elliott’s indie film endeavor, turning his novel Happy Baby into a movie. Contribute as little as $1 to his Kickstarter, and you can attend! (Although the suggested donation is $20. But no pressure…) It’s at 8 at Public Assembly, in Williamsburg.

    It’s going to be a great event, and an even greater movie. Please come! And bring friends!

    View on Kickstarter
  6. Flex is Kings is a documentary about an emerging form of urban dance movement and the community behind it.
Known as “flexing,” the dance style has given rise to an entire culture of competitive movement in Brooklyn — a DIY art form that unites inner-city youth in neighborhoods under siege.
While the filmmakers continue with postproduction and festival submissions, a sneak peek will screen at the Brooklyn Museum on Dec. 1, along with a live performance featuring dancers from the doc.

    Flex is Kings is a documentary about an emerging form of urban dance movement and the community behind it.

    Known as “flexing,” the dance style has given rise to an entire culture of competitive movement in Brooklyn — a DIY art form that unites inner-city youth in neighborhoods under siege.

    While the filmmakers continue with postproduction and festival submissions, a sneak peek will screen at the Brooklyn Museum on Dec. 1, along with a live performance featuring dancers from the doc.

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  7. Wondering Around Wandering
Artist Mike Perry used his recent Kickstarter project to raise funds and generate interest in a free exhibition and community art space. 
For three months, Perry and his crew are hosting workshops, screenings, discussions, and shindigs — all free and open to the public. 
Perry just created a new Tumblr to document the process of transforming an empty Brooklyn warehouse into Wondering Around Wandering. Consider yourself reblogged!

    Wondering Around Wandering

    Artist Mike Perry used his recent Kickstarter project to raise funds and generate interest in a free exhibition and community art space. 

    For three months, Perry and his crew are hosting workshops, screenings, discussions, and shindigs — all free and open to the public. 

    Perry just created a new Tumblr to document the process of transforming an empty Brooklyn warehouse into Wondering Around Wandering. Consider yourself reblogged!

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