May 1, 2012 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Harris School of Public Policy Studies
1155 East 60th St.
Stephanie Pereira, Director, Art Program at Kickstarter
Kickstarter is the world's largest funding platform for creative projects. Every week on Kickstarter, tens of thousands of people pledge millions of dollars and help bring to life creative projects from the worlds of music, film, art, technology, design, food, publishing and other creative fields. The Kickstarter community features projects by Oscar winners, Grammy winners, TED Fellows, New York Times best-sellers, Pulitzer Prize finalists, and thousands of others. Kickstarter is open to creative projects big and small, serious and whimsical, traditional and avant-garde. Kickstarter's Art Program Director Stephanie Pereira will present examples of interesting Kickstarter projects and provide tips on how to structure a successful project. Bring your questions about Kickstarter's policies, processes, and evolving role on the national arts funding scene.
Stephanie Pereira has spent the last 10 years working with artists and arts organizations to catalyze creative communities through both on- and offline engagement. Stephanie previously served as Associate Director, Learning & Engagement at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, a non-profit residency center in New York City. She holds an MA in Arts Administration from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BFA in Visual Art from Rutgers University.