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Mercy of the Crowd(funding)


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Admission is on a sliding scale ($5-$20) - please contribute as much as you can to support this event and future events.


Crowdfunding platforms are proving there’s a new way to raise money in the arts. As of April 2012, a total of 20,000 projects raised $200 million+ through Kickstarter alone. Join Arts + Tech SF and Emerging Arts Professionals (EAP) as we explore how crowdfunding platforms are being used in the arts and creative sector.

We’ll explore questions like:
How is technology and a hyperconnected world helping artists get their projects off the ground?
How are funding models being changed by technology?
And what happens if my project isn’t funded?


Eleanor Hanson Wise, Director & Co-Founder, The Present Group

Alex Kane, Musician

John Spokes, Director of Development, USA Projects


Stacy Bond, Creator & Executive Producer, SonicSF / EAP Fellow[masked]


Networking starts at 6pm
Panel at 6:30pm
Reception to follow


This program is presented by ArtsTech SF, Emerging Arts Professionals / SFBA, and Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, and is one of many Creative Conversations taking place in October as part of National Arts and Humanities Month, coordinated by Americans for the Arts.


Special thanks to our in-kind partners Naked Wines and Whole Foods Market who are contributing wine and food for your enjoyment!

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  • Selene

    Bummer. The Root Division Auction is in conflict and BAASICS will be there. This looks like a great MeetUp; please keep us posted about future iterations!

    October 20, 2012

  • Dorothy S.

    Unfortunately, I am not going to be able to make it. I really wish I could be there but I have class from 4-7 pm and have to go to SOMArts Cultural Center. Have fun and I will definitely try and make the next meetup. Have a wonderful time at GAFFTA (one of my favorite places).

    October 19, 2012

  • Jaki L.

    You can confirm your attendance on meetup, but to confirm your RSVP, please register here :

    October 12, 2012

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