DO YOU KNOW AN ARTIST OR CREATOR WHO...
Dreams of making money or or even earning a full-time living from their art?
Wants to crowdfund an art project but doesn't know where to start?
Hopes to set up an amazing online presence for their artwork?
Wants to grow a thriving and supportive community?
Is frustrated by an inability to get consistent funding?
Wishes there was a community that could support them through building an independent art practice?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you're in the right place!
WE GET IT AND WE'RE HERE TO HELP.
Our names are Siena, Karina, and Noah and we've worked for years helping dozens of artists run successful crowdfunding projects.
In total, we've helped artists raise over $1.6 million (and counting!) towards their projects.
We've taken our knowledge about crowdfunding and crafted it into a simple, step by step system that guides artists of all kinds through running amazing campaigns.
Now, we're delivering that system to artists in the form of an easy, fun online course called Step by Step Crowdfunding for Artists.
HEAR NOAH TALK ABOUT THE COURSE:
THE COURSE CURRICULUM
For each lesson, click the + button on the right to read more!
WE'VE CREATED THREE AWESOME LEARNING BUNDLES FOR YOU
Our Step by Step Crowdfunding for Artists course comes as part of three unique learning bundles so artists can find their best price and path.
- Basic Bundle ($37)
With this bundle, artists get the online course, a set of fantastic campaign preparation templates, our artist resource library, and access to our support forums where we'll answer any question they can think of.
- Basic Plus Bundle ($97)
With this bundle, artists get all of the above, plus access to our weekly webcast office hours, where they can check in with us and get their questions answered live, face to face.
- Advanced Bundle ($247)
With our Advanced Bundle, artists get everything listed above, plus a one-on-one consulting session, after which they'll receive a personalized action plan to get them up and running.
"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
"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 absolutely love what you are doing. I find your information extremely insightful and I'm looking forward to hearing what your future 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 take their courses, the beating heart of your project will not be overlooked."
— Lauren Renner, artist, creator of the award-winning photographic series In Others Words
"I look forward to a better world for artists thanks to The Void Academy!"
— Harley Spiller, Deputy Director of Franklin Furnace
"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
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS
Our names are Noah Blumenson-Cook, Karina Vahitova, and Siena Oristaglio (pictured above, left to right!). We know that to thrive as an artist or arts organization, you need to reach an audience and generate sustainable income. We believe online tools and community funding are the future of arts sustainability and we are here to equip artists for this future.
With a combined 30 years of experience in art-making, communications, web strategy, online fundraising, education, and media production for the arts, we will help you use online tools to grow your community and make a living doing what you love. Over the last four years, we've helped artists raise a total of 1.6 million dollars (and counting!) towards their crowdfunding projects. In 2015 (and 2016! and 2017!) Kickstarter named us official crowdfunding experts. We're excited to help an artist you love succeed!
IF THE ARTIST DOESN'T LOVE IT, WE'LL GIVE YOU A REFUND, NO QUESTIONS ASKED.
We guarantee that artists will find our course useful, fun, and informative.
We believe so strongly in what we've created that if, for whatever reason, they are not happy with the course, we'll issue a full refund within 30 days, no questions asked!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
How long will the artist I'm gifting the course to have access to it?
In what format is this course delivered?
This course is delivered over a series of short video modules, complete with text pop-ups, music, and beautiful animations! Artists also receive workbooks in PDF form and preparation templates in excel format.
How long is this course?
In total, our Step by Step Crowdfunding for Artists Course contains a little over two hours in total of video content.
Do you offer any refunds or guarantees on this course?
Absolutely! We believe so strongly in this course that if, for whatever reason, the artist is not happy with it, you can get in touch for a full refund within 30 days, no questions asked.
Does my artist friend have to know about crowdfunding in order to take this course?
Not at all! But if they want to get a better sense of the philosophy behind crowdfunding, this course also comes with our introductoy mini-course, Fundamentals of Crowdfunding for Artists.
GIFT THE COURSE NOW!
- Full access to our Step By Step Crowdfunding course, forever
- Full access to our Fundamentals of Crowdfunding course, forever
- All templates, guides, and extras
- Access to our support forums
- A great option for any artist looking to grow their practice
Basic Plus Bundle
- Everything in the Basic bundle, plus:
- Access to weekly webcast office hours with us: Artists ask questions and get answers via live videochat
- A perfect option for artists who want a little more hands-on support
- Everything in the Basic Plus bundle, plus:
- A one-on-one consulting session with us
- A customized action plan with guidance specific to their project
- The best option for artists who want hands-on guidance and extra support