Crowdfunding

A few weeks ago the Cultural Enterprise Office held a webinar by Tim Wright, Director of twintangibles and CEO’s Crowdfunding Industry Associate, which gave an introduction to and some useful tips and advice for planning and managing a crowdfunding campaign. One steep and rapid learning curve later and the Re-Soundings Crowdfunding page has been launched at http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/re-soundings/

It feels a little strange to ask for financial support from friends and family and an unknown crowd, but Crowdfunding is rapidly becoming the norm for arts projects that need some match funding. This is true in the case of Re-Soundings, which has been fortunate enough to receive funding from An Lanntair, Creative Scotland, and The Western Isles Council in addition to lots of generous support in kind from individuals and organisations, but the project still falls short and nothing beats hard cash when buying in services from other professionals. We hope to raise £2,000 towards the cost of the  publication and CD, designed and published by Graphical House

In return for a pledge there are rewards, from small things like naming a bell after a donor to limited edition Giclee prints, right up to the big reward of a specially commissioned quadrangular bell, cast from WW1 shells. http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/re-soundings/ 

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Giclee print of mediaeval canonical dial, Iona.

 

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Cast bells, St. Oran’s Chapel, Iona.

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