Artist Crowdfunding Platforms Masterclass





Curious to find out if Crowdfunding could help you take your art practice to the next level? Do you have an interesting project that you need support with getting off the ground?


As traditional grants for artists become scarce, creative people are coming up with new ways to raise money. Crowdfunding is a common online fundraising technique that you can use whether or not you have non-profit status. Artists of all levels are invited to learn more about Crowdfunding opportunities by using recognised global platforms. This microlearning webinar will cover the basics of Crowdfunding, with the following key learning points:

How Crowdfunding platforms work

A brief summary of Crowdfunding platforms, technology and history

Tips on how to create s strong concise campaign proposal: What, Where, Why

Rewards – income opportunities and success stories

How to decide if Crowdfunding is right for you


Founder of The Auction Collective, Tom is a former Christie's auctioneer and Contemporary Art Specialist. Following a master’s degree in art history from St Andrew's University, Tom started his career at Christie's Auction House as a Specialist in Impressionist & Modern art then later Post-War & Contemporary art – he was one of the youngest auctioneers to take to a Christie's rostrum. Tom spent six years at Christie's London as an auctioneer, also and has raised over £15 million in over 250 international charity auctions in 12 countries.


Eileen Jerrett is a seasoned professional in artistic crowdfunding, with a background in documentary film and crowdfunding management. As Indiegogo's Artistic Projects Director, she goes beyond just fundraising, helping artists build a strong community around their work. With her deep understanding of the crowdfunding landscape and keen eye for artistic projects, Eileen specializes in guiding artists through the process, providing strategic advice, and fostering meaningful connections with their audience. Her unwavering commitment to supporting artists, extensive experience in crowdfunding, and expertise in community development make her an invaluable resource for creative individuals looking to fund their projects, realize their visions, and cultivate a dedicated community of supporters around their artistic endeavors.


Danny Baez is a Dominican-born, NYC-based cultural producer and curator. Director and founder of REGULARNORMAL gallery, one-half of the founding duo behind Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic's premier art fair, MECA, co-founder, and board member of ARTNOIR, a member of the Young Collectors Council of El Museo del Barrio, a Board Member of ISCP (International Studio & Curatorial Program), and the former External Affairs Representative for Gavin Brown Enterprise who firmly believes in the power of building and practicing upon the community. He has organized various exhibitions in New York since 2010. Danny was recently appointed as the new Head of Arts at KICKSTARTER. 


The aim of this course is to give you the confidence and knowledge needed when you create your first Crowdfunding Campaign. All participants will receive a PDF guide to creating Crowdfunding Proposals and the fundamentals of getting started. Free to premium members of the VAA, £19.99 to non-members. Join today at


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1 Hour
Wednesday, June 21, 2023