Billions of dollars have been raised through crowdfunding. Yet, the cultural and creative sectors haven’t caught up to use this new funding tool to its full potential. How can European policy and public authorities help to facilitate crowdfunding for creatives and cultural organisations? To answer that, Crowdfunding4Culture – an initiative by the European Commission – invites the public to vote and comment on 23 proposed policy actions. The public consultation is open until 24 March and runs on Europe’s leading collaborative decision-making platform Discuto.io used by EU governments, cities and institutions.
Together with a group of experts, the Crowdfunding4Culture team has formulated 23 policy actions that aim to raise awareness and understanding, create trust, train and link creative communities to use crowdfunding. Since 10 March these proposed actions are up for public discussion on Discuto.io..
Cultural organisations, crowdfunding platforms, backers and the interested public are invited to vote and comment on each action. The European Commission will incorporate the results of the public feedback into its policy actions. As part of the project the first Crowdfunding4Culture Conference is being held on 20 June in Brussels where 200 stakeholders come together to share practices and lessons learned.
Join the discussion here: https://www.discuto.io/en/consultation/18069
Crowdfunding4Culture is part of a pilot project “Crowdfunding for the cultural and creative sectors: kick-starting the cultural economy”, commissioned by the European Commission to IDEA Consult and its consortium partners ECN and Ecorys. The aim is to become a European wide information hub for anyone who wants to learn more about using crowdfunding in the cultural and creative sectors.
More information can be found at http://www.crowdfunding4culture.eu/
Discuto.io is Europe’s leading platform for collaborative decision-making. Governments, institutions, cities and associations are using discuto.io to involve stakeholders and the interested public to generate ideas, discuss proposals, and make better decisions by reaching consensus together.
More information can be found at http://www.discuto.io/
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