Since it was founded in 2009, Kickstarter has helped countless people do what they love to do – create art. The concept is simple. Individuals who are short on cash but rich with ideas propose a specific creative project they’d like to pursue (complete with the amount of money necessary to achieve it), then with help from friends, family, and the arts-loving public, they are able to raise the funds to make it all happen. Everybody wins. The artist pursues a dream, the donors get rewards, and everyone gets to appreciate the end result – the resulting artistic projects.
Given today’s troubled economy, organizations like Kickstarter are perhaps more essential now than ever before. And… it’s also a great place to learn about exciting new artists, filmmakers, writers, and of course, musicians.
Take Vieo Abiungo. Led by talented multi-instrumentalist and film composer William Ryan Fritch, Vieo Abiungo offers a unique synthesis of instruments and soundscapes. It’s only a matter of time before we hear this stuff at the movie theatre.