New Data Alert: Kickstarter Data, Global, 2009-2020

Kickstarter Data


The National Archive of Data on Arts and Culture (NADAC), a data repository funded by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), is pleased to announce the release of the restricted-use Kickstarter Data, Global, 2009-2020.

Kickstarter is a global crowdfunding platform focused on raising funds for creative projects in film, music, art, theater, games, comics, design, photography, and more. The study includes detailed information on all (over 500,000) successfully and unsuccessfully funded Kickstarter projects starting in 2009 through 2020. Since 2009, more than 20 million people have backed a project through Kickstarter and pledged over $6 billion to bring over 205,000 creative projects to life!

The restricted-use Kickstarter data are made available to approved researchers via a Virtual Data Enclave. In the restricted version, researchers will have access to the open-ended variables further describing the Kickstarter projects. To learn more and to apply for access, please visit the study homepage on the NADAC website.


Apply for Access to Kickstarter Data


About NADAC: The 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 ICPSR, the largest social science data archive in the world and part of the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research. Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, NADAC provides arts-related data and related resources completely free of charge. Sign up to receive notifications about NADAC’s data releases and webinars.


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Sep 20, 2022

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