Crowdfund your classical art training and give something in return
As you know classical art training at an academy is expensive but what if your desire to attend an academy is so strong that you don’t want to learn it on your own at home?
Aspiring artists Eliza Moser and Arthur Haywood started their own crowdfunding projects at Kickstarter.com to make their dream come true. While Eliza aimed to go to the Florence Academy of Art Arthur crowdfunded for the Grand Central Atelier.
Each of them made their own calculations on how much they would need. If you are interested just look in the description of the respective Kickstarter project:
- The Florence Project – The Florence Project aims to send a 19-year-old girl to the Florence Academy of Art in Italy to study methods of Old Master painters.
- Arthur Haywood Education Initiative – Funding for art materials during Arthur Haywood’s first year of study at the Grand Central Atelier to create positive classical art.
As a supporter of a crowdfunding project you get something in return. Eliza offered free prints of a stil life for those who donated more than $500. Arthur offered staggered rewards – depending on the amount of the donation.
So how can I get people to pay for my education?
Ok, you are convinced that this method brings you closer to a professional art education at an academy? On the blog of Tim Ferris I found an article on “How to raise $100,000 in 10 Days“. This should be sufficient to attend a classical art school in Florence including accomodation, eating ect. 🙂