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Art of Digital London Message Board › Reminder: RSVP now for the AoDL August Meetup - Crowdfunding

Reminder: RSVP now for the AoDL August Meetup - Crowdfunding

Caroline H.
user 9725135
London, GB
AoDL Meetup
Show 'n Tell // Network // Drinks

17 August, 2012, 6.30pm-8.30pm
The Photographers’ Gallery
16-18 Ramillies Street, Soho, London W1F 7LW
RSVP Now!!

Hi All,

A quick reminder for tomorrow night's Meetup. Could anyone on the RSVP list who is now unable to make it please change their status to 'not going' so others can have the chance to attend.

Doors open at 6.30pm.

We look forward to seeing you there!

The AoDL Team


Event Description
Crowdfunding is a process where individuals, groups or organisations reach out to their audiences via their online social networks and ask for contributions towards projects. It is usually conducted through new purpose built platforms such as Kickstarter­ or indiegogo­.

People fund a range of activities through crowdfunding; independent journalism, start-up companies, free software development, scientific research or films. More recently UK based platforms specifically for creative projects have sprung up such as; WeDidThis­ or WeFund and it has become a focus for those advocating new strategies for philanthropy in the Arts.

Crowdfunding requires increased transparency between an organisation and their audience. Through it you are offering a more complete understanding of your business and asking them to become involved in the nuts and bolts of what it takes to produce work. It’s a labour intensive process that requires thoughtful planning, an ability to narrativise progress and good community management. RSVP Now!!

The AoDL meetups are presented by OpenMute­ in partnership withThe Photographers' Gallery

About Art of Digital London
AoDL is a research programme and network that runs an online peer learning resource, regular public events, training sessions and meetings about digital strategy in culture. Over 2011 AoDL in partnership with The Photographers’ Gallery ran a series of successful discussion groups building on the thematics of its founding programme of Salons & Surgeries(2009-10). Including such topics as Open Archiving and IPTV, these continue to drive a collaborative research project conducted on AoDL's Wiki resource, TheKnowledge­.

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