Billy Gerard Frank, a multimedia artist who explores themes of sexuality, family, and diaspora, is one of four artists selected to represent Grenada at the 2019 Venice Biennale. Frank is responsible for funding his presentation, and has launched a GoFundMe.
A Crowdfunding Effort Launches to Commemorate Khadija Saye, Artist Killed in London Inferno
The campaign, launched by three friends and supporters of Saye’s, aims to raise £50,000 to promote the work of other young artists.
Crowdfunding Campaign Aims to Bring Rare Photo of Harriet Tubman Home
A previously unrecorded photograph of the trailblazing abolitionist is going to auction later this month, and the Harriet Tubman Home historic site hopes to be the top bidder.
Help Preserve Vincent van Gogh’s Humble Grave
A crowdfunding campaign is rallying support from Vincent van Gogh fans to preserve and protect the painter’s grave in Auvers-sur-Oise, France.
A Victorian Theater Frozen in Time Crowdfunds Its Reopening
A 19th-century theater that’s been disused for over 80 years is preparing to reopen in London.
French Museum Faces “Cultural Catastrophe” After Storage Vault Floods
Recent heavy rainfall in France has led to dangerously high water levels, but while some Paris museums have managed to safeguard their collections, staffers at the Musée Girodet found themselves facing hundreds of water-damaged artworks.
Growing a Garden According to the Economics of Philanthropic Crowdfunding
Every day, people around the world lend money to strangers through philanthropic crowdfunding platforms like Kiva and GlobalGiving.
Will Crowdfunding Outpace Old-Fashioned Arts Patronage?
You can’t buy love, as The Beatles famously proclaimed, but perhaps you can buy cultural capital.
Art Basel and Kickstarter Team Up to Make Each Other Feel Good
Here’s a URL that launched this morning: artbasel.com/crowdfunding. Yes, indeed, friends! Art Basel, the art fair behemoth that rakes in millions of dollars annually, is now investing in crowdfunding. Happy day?
Digitizing a Disappearing Glass-Plate Archive of Romanian Life
After serving as a Romanian war photographer from World War I through 1920, Costica Acsinte settled in Slobozia in the south of the country and set up a studio called Foto Splendid Acsinte. There he proceeded to document the surrounding community in over 5,000 images.
Crowdfunding a New Museum of Science Fiction
The world’s first comprehensive science fiction museum may be opening in the near future in Washington, DC, but first it needs to crowdfund. Luckily for the museum, there are few fans as dedicated as those who love sci-fi.
Louvre Crowdfunds Major Conservation Effort
The Art Newspaper is reporting that the Louvre has launched a €1 million crowdfunding campaign to pay for the conservation of its “Winged Victory of Samothrace,” a 2nd-century BCE sculpture of Nike.