Kickstarter Commissions Encourage Collaboration Between Funders And Creators

Kickstarter Commissions Encourage Collaboration Between Funders And Creators
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Kickstarter is launching a program in which creators engage with their backers to create customized pieces of art

Zack Palm
  • 31 october 2017

Kickstarter wants to tap into the important interaction between artist and audience through a new program called Commissions. In it, the artist creates a Kickstarter project for which they receive feedback from their backers throughout the entire process. This allows the backers to collect more customized work and watch how their choices affect the artist’s initial idea.

The projects start out with the creator choosing a particular idea they’d like to do for the overall population, usually centered around artwork. When backers donate to the creator’s project they relay to the creator what sort of customized work they’d like to have done. Backers can expect a reasonable amount of time to wait for their chosen reward, but they will usually receive it before the end of the campaign.

With Commissions, backers get customized work they typically wouldn’t have access to and don’t have to wait for the campaign to end. Creators get a chance to show off their abilities and gain exposure to new audience members. The program helps artists make individual connections and is a reminder that they do not always have to appeal to a large, faceless mass.

All campaigns in this event will have a special tag attached to them for backers to easily find. Kickstarter posted examples of past projects on the Commissions page for creators to get an idea of what type campaigns they might do for this event. One example features an artist, Emily Grenader, who had all of her backers submit a picture of themselves and then painted all of them in a single piece of art inspired by the Renaissance era.

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Lead Image: Nik MacMillan | Unsplash

Kickstarter wants to tap into the important interaction between artist and audience through a new program called Commissions. In it, the artist creates a Kickstarter project for which they receive feedback from their backers throughout the entire process. This allows the backers to collect more customized work and watch how their choices affect the artist’s initial idea.

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