There’s no denying that crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have brought resources to artists and causes that wouldn’t have found support a decade ago. However, according to Emma Hoffman at WIRED, a dark side is emerging. Everything—from academic research projects, to elementary school classes, to parks and recreation departments—is seen as crowdfundable, meaning that institutions now have an excuse to opt out of granting reliable support....more
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The writing life ain’t cheap. Longtime Rumpus friend and contributor Antonia Crane has declared this the “Summer of Love: Stop Stripping, Start Writing” and she can’t make it happen without us. Help her raise the money to attend Bread Loaf and Byrdcliffe Art Colony this summer, and score some pretty cool perks in the process (naked VIP manuscript review, anyone?)....more
Only 20% of children in the neighborhood of South Jamaica, Queens, New York, can read at grade level. That number is astoundingly low, but three enterprising young individuals hope to change that through a new non-government organization. They’ve created an Indiegogo campaign to raise money for things like after-school and weekend programs, as well as obtaining their 501(c) non-profit status....more
The Green Branch Library has done amazing work providing books and other materials about social and environmental justice to kids in Oakland.
Now they’re hoping to expand their reach to kids all over the Bay Area with a a bookmobile!
Check out the extraordinarily adorable Claymation video they made for their Indiegogo campaign and make a tax-deductible donation!...more
Back in 1994 in San Francisco, Sini Anderson and Rumpus contributor Michelle Tea cofounded Sister Spit, a “a weekly, free, all-girl open mic” that challenged the status quo of the male-dominated open-mic scene.
It wasn’t long before they took the show on the road, “with shows every night in a different dive bar, art gallery, queer club, sushi restaurant, punk basement, community space throughout the USA.”...more
Books sales cover only 50 percent of Graywolf’s expenses, which is why they are currently running an Indiegogo campaign to raise money to build a new and much improved website.
Features on Graywolf’s new website will include: behind the scenes insights on publishing, original articles and poems by your favorite authors, and a mechanism to process online book orders....more