Mining The Crowd

Our goal is to help support local, regional, and national artists, through donations to those artists’ crowdfunding campaigns in exchange for allowing us to exhibit a selection of the materials they offer to their supporters as “perks”, “rewards”, and “gifts”.

(especially for our East Coast friends on this warm, gray, winter day)Gray skies are gonna clear up,Put on a happy face;Donating to Mining the Crowd,Will help us pick up the pace.Then you’ll be funding artists,And producing a show.Click on the link for KickstarterAnd give it a go!http://kck.st/It0NEH

(especially for our East Coast friends on this warm, gray, winter day)

Gray skies are gonna clear up,
Put on a happy face;
Donating to Mining the Crowd,
Will help us pick up the pace.
Then you’ll be funding artists,
And producing a show.
Click on the link for Kickstarter
And give it a go!

http://kck.st/It0NEH

http://kck.st/It0NEH
Were you wondering what would be in the exhibit if you support us? 
We will be reinvesting our money into other crowdfunding projects and then exhibiting their “Perks” and “Rewards” as the art in our show.
Please kick in a couple bucks to help make this a success. http://kck.st/It0NEH

http://kck.st/It0NEH

Were you wondering what would be in the exhibit if you support us? 

We will be reinvesting our money into other crowdfunding projects and then exhibiting their “Perks” and “Rewards” as the art in our show.

Please kick in a couple bucks to help make this a success. http://kck.st/It0NEH

Why are we raising money now for an exhibition in 2015?
Why is it so urgent?
Since the artists highlighted in “Mining the Crowd” will be selected from ongoing crowdfunding campaigns at the beginning of 2014, we must allow some time for their rewards/perks to be delivered. (The average kickstarter campaign takes 9-10 months to deliver rewards to their backers.) 
Since we are funding artists at the beginning of 2014, we need to raise funds first.  We are 5 curators with no art and zero dollars.
We must reach our goal in order for this social experiment to move forward. Please contribute to our Kickstarter.  Please pass the word!
http://kck.st/It0NEH

Why are we raising money now for an exhibition in 2015?

Why is it so urgent?

  • Since the artists highlighted in “Mining the Crowd” will be selected from ongoing crowdfunding campaigns at the beginning of 2014, we must allow some time for their rewards/perks to be delivered. 
    (The average kickstarter campaign takes 9-10 months to deliver rewards to their backers.) 
  • Since we are funding artists at the beginning of 2014, we need to raise funds first.  We are 5 curators with no art and zero dollars.

We must reach our goal in order for this social experiment to move forward. Please contribute to our Kickstarter.  Please pass the word!

http://kck.st/It0NEH

As promised, another giveaway contest. This time on twitter.  
Visit our twitter, @MiningtheCrowd  where you will see:
 ”Hey @miningthecrowd! __ in #mycrowd” Count blue guys in video: http://kck.st/It0NEH & RT to win $25 @Starbucks. 1 winner: 12/13, 23:59EDT
must participate on twitter.  

As promised, another giveaway contest. This time on twitter.  

Visit our twitter, @MiningtheCrowd  where you will see:

 ”Hey @miningthecrowd! __ in #mycrowd” Count blue guys in video: http://kck.st/It0NEH & RT to win $25 @Starbucks. 1 winner: 12/13, 23:59EDT

must participate on twitter.  

What is crowdsourcing / crowdfunding / crowdmining?


“Crowd Sourcing” really boils down to asking a number of people to come together for a common purpose – whether that purpose is completing work, building ideas, or fundraising. In the first phase of this project, we are primarily looking at the Crowdfunding side of crowdsourcing – asking people to donate money on this campaign page to support a larger goal (and rewarding them with gifts for doing so). While the term is new, the idea isn’t. Think about every PBS fund drive, ever. – If you donate X to support this station, we will send you a coffee mug or [fill in your favorite PBS gift].

Please join the conversation at https://www.facebook.com/miningthecrowd and stay up to date with the project at http://miningthecrowd.org