What Kickstarter Shows Us About Making a Living as an Artist

Posted on April 15, 2013

I’ve been watching Kickstarter again lately, as my old “investments” have started delivering and people who interest me are unveiling new projects for their fans to peruse and fund. Kickstarter has always been a topic of never-ending fascination to me for a variety of reasons but, right now, I find it most interesting because it seems to offer high-quality data about what it takes to make a living as an artist…which, turns out, isn’t a lot.

That’s right. While looking at celebrity creatives who sell millions of whatever they make can seem intimidating and unobtainable, Kickstarter is proving that an obtainable few hundred people can provide an artist with a living wage.
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