Welcome to Kickstarter! This article will point you toward some of the Kickstarter Arts Team's favorite resources, tips, and tools when making a campaign in the Arts, Photography, and Fashion categories.
Whether you're printing your first photobook, making a sustainable sportswear line, or building a new monument for your community, see how some of our favorite past creators priced their rewards, planned outreach, and made their project possible.
- As a first step, we recommend checking out our Creator Handbook.
- If you’re a student of art, we’ve collated some helpful resources, guides, and tools to assist you with your Kickstarter campaign.
- We’ve also collated some guides, tools, and tips to help non-profit organizations.
- These artists and photographers share their tips on preparing for your project, planning your rewards, building a community, and maintaining momentum.
- Make sure to check out this creative person’s guide to thoughtful promotion from our friends at The Creative Independent too.
- Photographer, Dicko Chan, talks about sharing your work on social media. And Robin Cembalest, an editorial strategist, shares tips for using Instagram as an artist.
- Amy Touchette, a photographer based in Brooklyn, talks about using photography to figure out the world.
- We spoke with five French photographers about what inspired their projects, and what they hope people will take away from their work.
- Interested in learning more about food photography? Jenn de la Vega, the yolk popping pro, shares her tips.
- LA based photographer, Kelia Anne MacCluskey, talks about letting your aesthetic lead the way.
- We asked ten artists what social practice means to them, and about its importance during this pivotal moment in time.
- Cody Ellingham talks about building community around his photography work, and shares his advice for first-time creators.
- In 2018, we reached the milestone of 2 million backers pledging $100 million to projects within the Art category.
- Check out this piece by our Senior Director of Arts, Patton Hindle, on why artists should be allowed to fail.
- And lastly, be sure to read this creative person’s guide to feeling healthy.
If you’re looking for some inspiration, take a look at the Photography Explore page. We’ve also shared some of our favorite projects below:
- Cancer Family looks at love, life, and living in the face of death. Nancy Borowick’s project tells the story of two parents going through cancer treatment together.
- Elliot Ross and Genevieve Allison traveled 10,000 miles over five months to see every inch of the US-Mexico Border. Their project, American Backyard, is their story.
- Your Town Tomorrow is a photo book by Corine Vermeulen. Shot over 10 years, it celebrates day-to-day life in Detroit from the early recession to post-recession days.
- Alec Soth ran a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for an art school on wheels; the Winnebago Workshop pairs artists with teens to create multimedia stories.
- Backers on Kickstarter helped to bring We, Women, the largest social impact photo art project by womxn in the USA, to life.
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Ready to take the plunge and start your Photography project? Go ahead and begin building it now - we're excited to see your creative idea come to life!