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Every Artist should have the opportunity to raise money for the art they're passionate about. Now everyone does. People all over the world use our industry-leading platform to raise millions of dollars for all types of art related project campaigns. No matter what type of art you are raising money for, you can start right now with no fee or application process.

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At FundingTheArts, creating a campaign is simple. Tell people about your art project, how they can help and what unique perks they'll get for becoming contributors. You keep 100% ownership of your campaign and you don't owe us a cent until you raise money. Our team is here to make sure you have the support you need any time of day.

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Browse the thousands of amazing art project campaigns on our site to find your inspiration. Discover something new, contribute to a campaign and join the tens of thousands of artist that are using Funding The Arts every day.

FundingTheArts is a funding platform for art projects.
These are our guidelines:


• Everything on Funding The Arts must be a art related project
A project is something with a clear end goal, like making a movie, creating and releasing an album, or funding prints for your photography. A project will be completed and something will be produced as a result.

• Every project on Funding The Arts must fit into one of our categories
Our categories are

Are those the only guidelines?
Those are the main two, but read the specifics of what is NOT allowed on FundingTheArts below.

What is not allowed?
• Funding The Arts cannot be used to raise money for causes, whether it's Redcross, scholarship funds, or bills.

• FundingTheArts cannot be used to sell equity or solicit loans.

• Projects cannot resell products or offer rewards not produced by the artist/project creator.

• Creators cannot promise to donate a portion of the funds raised to a cause.

• Projects cannot offer alcohol as a reward.

• No offensive material (hate speech,etc.) or pornographic material.

• No tobacco, drugs, and drug paraphernalia.

Funding The Arts mission is to bring amazing creative art projects to life.

Open & Accessible
Our platform is available to any type of artist, anywhere, for any type of art project

Free and Immediate
You can start your art project campaign right now for free. There is no application process.

Open To Any Art Related Project Campaign
You can raise money for any type of art related project; painting, photography, sculptures, music videos, etc.

Worldwide Access
No matter where you live, you can start your art project campaign and collect money from any country in the world as long as you have a valid bank account.

Powerful Tools
We have the tools you need to easily create; share and manage your campaign.

Our Funding The Arts platform to customize and publish professional online funding campaign. No tech skills needed!

One-click social media integration, direct email and announcement features make it easy to spread the word, raise awareness and increase funding for your art project.

Flexible Payment Options
All campaigns can offer multiple funding types to their contributors, including PayPal and major credit cards.

Our Commitment to Trust

At Funding The Arts, we dedicate ourselves to your safety and peace of mind throughout the crowd-funding experience.  We work hard to maintain the best environment for making contributions and managing campaigns, giving you the confidence when it comes to making safe, informed decisions. If you ever need us, reach out to our Artist Support Team any day of the week. Just send us an email at support@fundingthearts.org, and we'll respond within 24 hours.

Our team of anti-fraud experts focuses on keeping our artist community safe.  They're responsible for developing new features to create a more secure and trustworthy environment for you.  Our anti-fraud systems constantly monitor the performance of our product, helping us identify and eliminate fraudulent activity and scams.

We partner with global experts in online payments to ensure your Funding The Arts payments are processed securely. If you run an art project campaign on Funding The Arts, we also have secure systems that manage how you receive money you've raised.

Let's Keep the Funding The Arts Community Safe

Please help us provide a safe environment by moderating the campaign content on Funding The Arts.  Although each art project campaign must be approved before going live, please notify us if you think a campaign contains prohibited content that violates our Terms of  Use.

Keep your Funding The Arts account secure by creating a strong password.

Be A Smart Contributor

When you're contemplating contributing to a campaign, consider all of the information available to decide whether and how much to give.  It's important to consider the stragetic plan behind the campaign and to understand how your contribution will be used.  Become familiar with the Artist running the campaign.

Q: What does Funding The Arts do?
A: Unlike any other crowd-funding website, Funding The Arts is a crowd-funding platform created just for artists. Funding The Arts is also a place to discover what Artist's all around the world are passionate about and how you can get involved.

Q: Who uses Funding The Arts?
A: Artist's of all types; including but not limited to music artists, photographers, painters, sculpture,  jewelry makers, etc., from all over the world - both to raise money for their art projects and to contribute to other artist's passions. If you are an artist, then you can use FundingTheArts.org as long as you have a valid bank account.

Q: Why do people contribute to campaigns?
A: People contribute to art project campaigns for many reasons, but usually it's because they want to be involved in what the campaign is doing or because they want the perks that are part of the campaign.

Q: How much does Funding The Arts cost?
AFunding The Arts is free to join. There is a fee on any money that is raised, which is 5% of the money you raise if you meet your goal or 9% if you do not meet your goal. For more information on our fees, see our article: Pricing and Fees.

Q: Are contributions tax-deductible?
A: Contributions are not tax-deductible.

Q: Who do I contact if I have a question about my contribution?
A: If you have a question about a perk, shipping address or need to provide additional information for your contribution, contact the campaign owner. For all other questions please email support@fundingthearts.org.

Q: Can I cancel my account?
A: You can cancel your account as long as you have not raised any money.  Accounts that have raised money must remain active. Contact support@fundingthearts.org to cancel your account or campaign.

Q: Is anyone artist in the world able to create a campaign?
A: Funding The Arts is an international platform, so any artist with a bank account can start a campaign.

Q: What if I don't reach my funding goal?
A: If your campaign is setup as a Flexible Funding, you will be able to keep the funds you raise, even if you don't meet your goal.  If your campaign is set up as a Fixed Funding, all contributions will be returned to your funders if you do not meet your goal.  Flexible Funding campaigns that meet their goal are only charged 4% as our platform fee, whereas campaigns that do not meet their goal are charged 9%.

Q: What do I need to do to have a successful campaign?
A: There are many factors that contribute to a successful campaign.  Learn more about how to create a campaign.