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Crowdfunding in the Arts: Meet Kickstarter & USA Projects

Feb 11, 2011

Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler and USA Projects director Neal Anderson share information on how these funding platforms can help artists get funded.

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Yancey Strickler is co-founder of Kickstarter, the first online funding platform for creative projects. It is powered by a unique all-or-nothing funding method where projects must be fully-funded or no money changes hands. Mr. Strickler's writing has appeared in New York Magazine, Pitchfork, Spin, and the Village Voice, among other publications. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.


Neal Anderson is director of USA Projects. USA Projects is an online community where accomplished artists can post projects, arts supporters can help fund projects with tax-deductible donations, and partner organizations can join in with match funds. Mr. Anderson's background includes the creation of multiple businesses and initiatives over the past 15 years in the technology, web, and nonprofit sectors. Neal has recently worked with companies like Idealab and, and helped to form and launch the $10 million Progressive Automotive X PRIZE.