Kickstarter, a nifty website that bills itself as a "funding platform for creative projects," plans to hand off $150 million in cash to artsy-fartsy projects of all shapes and sizes in 2012, co-founder Yancey Strickler told TPM last week. The money comes from individual donors who voluntarily give to specific projects.
The 2012 budget of the National Endowment for the Arts is $146 million.
Reason.tv on three reasons not to fund art with taxpayer dollars:
Reason's Greg Beato is So Bored with the NEA.
Via tipster and trickster Andrew Mayne.