Crowdfunding for Creatives and Activists

Interested in learning more about Crowdfunding and how to use it to support your practice? Find out in this interactive workshop with Cinder Hypki, where you’ll learn key ingredients for a successful campaign and the component skills to craft a strategy, plan, “pitch,” perks, video, and social media plan.

Location
Maryland Institute College of Art
Instructor
Cinder Hypki
Sessions
Saturday, October 28, 2017 11:00 - 2:30 PM
 
 
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Artists, activists and others on a mission to bring new ideas to life often use online crowdfunding to support their projects on sites like Kickstarter, Crowdrise, GoFundMe and Indiegogo. Would this fundraising technique work for you? Find out in this interactive workshop with Cinder Hypki, where you’ll learn key ingredients for a successful campaign and the component skills to craft a strategy, plan, “pitch,” perks, video, and social media plan.

Instructor Bio:

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Cinder Hypki is a community artist, educator and nonprofit consultant with thirty years of experience guiding individuals and groups of people through change and challenge, crisis and opportunity. A resident of Baltimore, she has maintained a studio there since 1995. Drawing on multiple artistic media, deep listening skills and facilitation techniques, Cinder designs experiences that encourage individual and group creativity to move toward health, wellbeing and the strengthening of relationships across difference. In the past decade she has increasingly been drawn to explore the power of the creative force for change and for healing at an individual, group and community level, and has designed rituals for mourning, celebration and transformation.

Cinder has taught Crowdfunding and Grant Writing workshops throughout Baltimore for organizations like the Creative Alliance, MICA, the Enoch Pratt Free Library, UMBC, and the Urban Arts Leadership Program. She launched and successfully completed her own crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo in 2016. Cinder has designed and managed over 30 community art projects in the US and abroad, serving children, youth and adults in communities; cancer patients and their caregivers; chaplains; ALS caregivers; social workers and the bereaved. She served as mentor and faculty in the MFA in Community Arts Program at the Maryland Institute College of Art for nine years and is currently on the Advisory Board of the Urban Arts Leadership Program in Baltimore. She has a Master’s degree from the University of Michigan.