Our free online course, Fundamentals of Crowdfunding for Artists, makes the process easy and fun.



Benefits of Crowdfunding

How and why have artists of all kinds historically used crowdfunding? We'll teach you how this tool can help you grow your community and set yourself up for sustainability. 

How to Debunk Harmful Myths

There a bunch of fears and myths about crowdfunding for the arts floating around out there. We'll teach you how to replace them with practices that work to get you to your goal!

Keys to Successful Campaigns

We'll show you how to build a strong online presence, effective communication, and a trusting community that will support you through a successful campaign and long into the future.


"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."

— Course-Taker

"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!"

— Course-Taker

"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."

— Course-Taker

"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."

— Course-Taker

"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

With this course, you'll also receive:


Our Artist Self-Evaluation Workbook, which helps you to improve your online presence, build communication skills, and grow your community.



Crowdfunding soon?
Let us guide you.

Our online course, Step by Step Crowdfunding for Artists, walks you through every single step of running a successful arts crowdfunding campaign.

In this advanced course, you will:

Set Yourself Up for Success

We'll prepare for you a successful campaign by assessing and growing the community you already have

Plan Creatively

We'll teach you how to create a project budget, write a project narrative, plan your campaign logistics, set your financial goal, devise creative rewards, make fantastic content, film a compelling video, create a campaign strategy, and more!

Learn To Ask Without Fear

We'll teach you how to feel good about asking your community for financial support and help you to practice effective asking!

Learn The Campaign Roadmap

We'll guide you through the ins and outs of what executing a campaign looks and feels like, week-by-week, from start to finish

Create Fantastic Calls to Action

We'll guide you through what makes effective calls-to-action that inspire your community to support you

Generate Future Sustainability

We'll show you how to use your crowdfunding campaign to continue to grow your community and set yourself up for future sustainability as an artist

With this course, you will also receive:

community templates three

Our Community Assessment Workbook, which helps you to assess the community you already have and the amount of financial support you should aim to receive.

campaign preparation three

Campaign Preparation Templates, which guide you though creating your project budget, content plan, reward structure, outreach plan, and campaign action plan!


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