Some interesting news today is that Kickstarter, the crowd-funding model for arts, media and gaming projects is coming to the UK. Up Until now you could fund UK projects, but only if you had a US address. From Autumn it will be open for anyone with a UK based project.
I have very mixed feelings about KickStarter. On the one hand I welcome the way it enables projects that might not have ever got off the ground to be funded.
But on the other I can’t really get my head round the idea of effectively begging for funding.
Personally I prefer the Blizzard magazine approach of pay what you want for a magazine. It works for them (probably because the content is amazing).
Anyway I will be watching it with interest.