In addition to the collaborative partnership with the Warhol Foundation and its national network of regional regranting programs, the Platforms Fund has developed a unique partnership with Kickstarter to enhance its work within the New Orleans region. And like Lagniappe, this partnership is that little something extra that can make a big difference. For the 2017-18 grant cycle, Kickstarter staff will provide direct assistance to a select group of Platforms applicants and assist in the development of Kickstarter campaigns for their projects. With so many big ideas in the New Orleans region and limited Platforms resources, this partnership is a great way to help even more artists to develop their projects. All projects shortlisted during the Platforms review process, whether they receive a Platforms grant or not, will have an opportunity to get direct focused assistance and support from Kickstarter staff.
If a project is selected, the organizers will have access to:
–A workshop developed by Kickstarter
–Placement on a curated Platforms Fund Kickstarter page that highlights projects launched from our community
–Access to Kickstarter’s community team for advice and assistance in crafting the narrative of your project
–Customized examples of like-minded projects and creators
–Guidance on outreach and community engagement
–Coaching on FAQs and best practices