So many of our favorite community anchors have shuttered in the wake of the pandemic. And reopening them won’t be easy.
Music venues, movie theaters, art galleries, restaurants, performance spaces, maker spaces, conferences, festivals, and bookshops are the places we hang out in, enjoy each other, and and connect to art and culture.
But these spaces also have communities of people connected to them, rooting for them, and eager to help them.
Enter Kickstarter, the crowdfunding platform for bringing creative projects to life (and a USV portfolio company).
Kickstarter is not charity, although there is certainly a need for charity in this moment. Kickstarter is a platform to engage your community, reward them, and encourage them to support your work.
A few weeks ago, Kickstarter launched Lights On, a call for projects that “sustain your cultural space, event series, creative organization, or independent business”.
If you own or operate a cultural space, a local beloved business, an event series, or some other community treasure and want to engage your community in your reopening plan, Kickstarter Lights On is for you.
You can learn more about it here.