Webinar Alert: Arts Production in an Era of Crowdfunding: Introduction to Data from the Kickstarter Platform

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Artists are increasingly relying on crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter to raise money to fund their creative projects. The rise of crowdfunding in arts.

This webinar, hosted by the National Archive of Data on Arts & Culture (NADAC), will introduce participants to the Kickstarter data, its applications in empirical research, and ways to leverage these data to address questions related to how crowdfunding 'flattens' the world of entrepreneurial finance, how 'footloose' crowdfunding entrepreneurs relocate, drivers of post-campaign outcomes and quality, and how the pandemic has affected projects' content and concentration of funding. Participants will also learn about promising questions and avenues for research using the data on crowdfunding in arts production.

Register: https://myumi.ch/xd7rm
This webinar is free and open to the public. The webinar will be recorded and the recording will be sent to all registrants.


Jon Leland is the Vice President of Insights and head of the Environmental Impact Group at Kickstarter where he oversees research to inform, assess and drive product and marketing strategy across the company and manages Kickstarter’s data and analytics infrastructure.

Doug Noonan is the Paul H. O’Neill Professor at the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI. His research focuses on a variety of policy and economics issues related to the cultural affairs, urban environments, neighborhood dynamics, and quality-of-life. He is currently the co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Cultural Economics, co-founder and Faculty Director IU Center for Cultural Affairs, and co-director of the Arts, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Lab in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.


About NADAC: National Archive of Data on Arts and Culture (NADAC) is a repository that facilitates research on arts and culture by acquiring data, particularly those funded by federal agencies and other organizations, and sharing those data with researchers, policymakers, people in the arts and culture field, and the general public. It is one of several topical archives hosted by the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), the largest social science data archive in the world and part of the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research. NADAC is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Thanks to the support from the NEA, users can obtain data from NADAC completely free of charge.



Contact: Anna Ovchinnikova (anyao@umich.edu)


Jan 20, 2022

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