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TAKE OUR CROWDFUNDING COURSES TODAY!

We are excited to present our first two courses: Fundamentals of Crowdfunding for Artists and Step by Step Crowdfunding for Artists! These courses work hand-in-hand to deliver a comprehensive guide to crowdfunding your work, growing your community, and creating sustainability.

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Fundamentals of Crowdfunding is a free course that will give you an overview of the philosophy behind crowdfunding and will teach you how to set yourself up for a successful campaign. After you've gone through the 45 minute course and are ready to learn how to run a campaign from beginning to end, you can move onto Step-by-Step Crowdfunding!

This course is for you if:

  • You are interested in seeing if crowdfunding is for you
  • You want to learn key concepts behind arts crowdfunding
  • You're curious about alternative arts economies and would like to learn more

In this course, you will learn:

  • How artists have historically used this method to fund their work
  • The advantages of crowdfunding as an artist
  • How to challenge common crowdfunding misconceptions
  • The basic building blocks of a successful crowdfunding campaign
  • How to build a strong online presence, effective communication, and a trusting community

You will also receive:

  • Our Fundamentals of Crowdfunding Self-Assessment Workbook! This workbook helps you to evaluate where you are in your journey in being able to successfully use crowdfunding to fund your art. It provides a series of exercises to help you grow your online presence, communication skills, and community.

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This advanced course expands on the principals we teach in Fundamentals of Crowdfunding for Artists. It takes you step by step through the conceptualization, planning, creation, and execution of a successful arts crowdfunding campaign.

This course is for you if:

  • You are interested in running a campaign for your art
  • You want to be guided through the crowdfunding process
  • You want to create an amazing campaign and set yourself up for sustainability

In this course, you will learn:

  • How to set yourself up for a successful campaign by assessing the community you already have
  • How to feel good about asking your community for financial support
  • How to create effective calls-to-action
  • How to assess the needs of your project, create a project budget, write a great project narrative, plan your campaign logistics, set your financial goal, devise creative rewards, make fantastic campaign content, film a compelling project video, design a beautiful campaign page, build a campaign strategy, and plan exciting campaign events!
  • What executing a campaign looks and feels like, week-by-week, from beginning to end
  • How to use your campaign to set yourself up for future sustainability

You will also receive: 

  • Our Advanced Community Assessment Template that will help you to assess the community you already have
  • Our Advanced Campaign Preparation Templates that help you to create your budget, content plan, reward structure, outreach plan, and action plan

 

 

 

Testimonials

 "Before working with The Void Academy, the thought of raising $20,000 for our art felt like attempting to climb Mount Everest without an oxygen mask. You helped us locate masks and get up that mountain."

— Abraham Burickson, co-founder of the experimental performance group Odyssey Works

"Let’s face it — many of us poets, writers, dancers, and artists are great at what we do, but clueless when it comes to web design, social networking, and self-promotion. That’s where the The Void Academy comes in — to help us bridge that gap. And what a great vision they have! With their invaluable skills and support, I am seeing new possibilities for my work. I am, quite simply, thrilled."

— Nin Andrews, poet, artist, author of Why God is a Woman

"Before working with The Void Academy, the thought of raising $20,000 for our art felt like attempting to climb Mount Everest without an oxygen mask. You helped us locate masks and get up that mountain."

— Abraham Burickson, co-founder of the experimental performance group Odyssey Works

"Without The Void Academy, I don't think that I would have evolved to a place in my art where I felt like I could start being myself — making money and art on my own terms."

"I love how the courses lend themselves to one other. Being able to apply methods of community building and engagement directly to my web presence has opened my mind to a world of possibility that I had not considered before taking these courses. Thank you, Void!"

"I look forward to a better world for artists thanks to The Void Academy!"

— Harley Spiller, Deputy Director of  Franklin Furnace

"I absolutely love what you are doing. I find your information extremely insightful and I'm looking forward to hearing what your other courses offer."

"I applaud your work. It helped me greatly. Community building is not my strong suit and I have a feeling that I am not an exception."

"The Void Academy is the source of my confidence when it comes to feeling assured that my crowdfunding campaign is growing out of a strong, organized foundation. If you make the wise choice to work with them, the beating heart of your project will not be overlooked."

— Lauren Renner, artist, creator of the award-winning photographic series  In Others’ Words

"The Void Academy has given us new perspectives on the possibilities available to our independent literary press. Their talented and visionary team has inspired us to recommit to our mission. They don't just fill the void in arts funding, they turn it inside out."

— Philip Brady, poet, author, executive director of Etruscan Press

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