The thing was that I wanted to build a new website. One that would act as a sort of art/culture platform for promoting young artists. Writers, painters, photographers, you name it. You know, the type of website that would review independent movies and self-published books.
And I still think it’s a very good idea. Oh, boy, how much I want to do this. And I’m crazy enough that I’ve actually found myself a team. A bunch of crazy, young Romanian folks who are willing to help me. With the interviews, with reviews, with photographs, and all that.
I know the idea is cool. And I believe in it wholeheartedly.
But there’s a catch.
We don’t have any money. And we need to pay for hosting and web design and stuff like that. We need a professional framework, we need to make this website look as sharp and cool as possible. Because this is something worth fighting for, I’ve decided to start a campaign on Indiegogo.
So basically we need the following things:
1. a domain
3. a professional design
4. a name
So, yeah, we need a title. We don’t know how the website is going to be named, but we do know what it’s going to be. We know what we want to do with it, and we strenuously believe that we have something to say. In other words, we believe this idea of ours has potential.
You can find the project here. There are some cool perks available, but every dollar counts. Every dollar gets us closer to making this happen.
The website’s gonna be free. Like free, free. You’re going to be able to submit art and fiction and photographs, and essays and interviews and articles, and other stuff. And request reviews. All that stuff, we’re going to do it for free.
But we need this initial capital. It’s not much. $500 to get the website up and running.
You can contribute with as much as you can.
Think of it as a sort of investment, if you like. If you’re an artist (and I know a lot of you are), this is going to be a great place to showcase your work and get some exposure. If you’re not an artist, this website is going to be the place you’ll go to when you want to buy a new book or watch a new movie. And you’ll get to read more of me.
Editorials, opinion pieces, interviews, weekly columns, all that stuff. And no, politics. Sorry, but that’s not what this website is going to be all about.
But most important… this website is going to be about promoting indie artists.
Don’t have any money? Don’t worry, you can still help by spreading the word. Twitter, Facebook, all that stuff… tell your friends, your neighbors, the mailman, and your landlady.
I believe we can raise the money. 30 days… 500 bucks. It’s not that much, and it’s sure worth it, if you were to ask me.
Update #1: $100 raised in two hours. Wow. That’s pretty cool. Thank you all for contributing.
Update #2: $253 raised in 18 hours.