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 fashion creators share their tips on preparing for your project, telling your story, engaging your community, preparing for manufacturing, and transitioning after funding.
- Make sure to check out this creative person’s guide to thoughtful promotion from our friends at The Creative Independent too.
- Robin Cembalest, an editorial strategist, shares tips for using Instagram as an artist.
- Here are 5 tips for running a fashion project, from Kickstarter creators We Flashy.
- Sonya Sombreuil of the fashion label, COME TEES, talks about evolving a DIY art project into a sustainable business.
- MVEC founder Grégory Gaydu shares what he learnt from running his first Kickstarter project, where he created a line of upcycled denim jackets customized by artists.
- Designer artisans, Whitaker Malem, spoke with our colleagues at TCI about fetishizing your own process.
- The designers behind fashion brand, Eckhaus Latta, talk about working together.
- 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 Fashion Explore page. We’ve also shared some of our favorite projects below:
- Computational Textiles is a series of woven fabrics by artist and designer Philip Stearns, that explore the full horizon of working with textiles as a computational medium.
- Breanne Trammell sought to connect with people through the act of performing manicures. She took her mobile nail salon, a canned ham trailer, on the road for her Nails In The Key Of Life project.
- Using recycled plastic bottles that are a result of the Flint Water Crisis, Genusee used Kickstarter to create sustainable eyewear.
- Jea Alford wanted to provide a Uniform to all artists. So for every Artist Uniforms smock a backer pledged for, one was sent for free to a practicing artist.
- What Lydia Made is a contemporary brand creating modern, design led, comfortable underwear in sizes up to M cup and everything in between.
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Ready to take the plunge and start your Fashion project? Go ahead and begin building it now - we're excited to see your creative idea come to life!