Eating Our Own Dog Food

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Eating your own dog food is when a company uses the products that it makes. Given our recent reflections on the success of the Future of Money project, we realize we need a fundraising goal for the Future of Art project too. We hope by declaring a concrete goal we’ll give a focus to our fundraising process by helping each supporter determine the relative value of their donation.

In light of our desire to pay a percentage of our fundraising forward to another artist in the form of a Micro-Grant, we’d are setting a goal of €3000. We are encouraged and delighted to have received Micro-Grant applications already, and as artists ourselves, we feel that €300 (10%) is a reasonable minimum amount to award to another artist as micro-patronage of their creative practice.

For some artists in Berlin, that amount will cover rent for a month. For other artists it will cover the cost of supplies for half a year, or the cost of upgrading creative software to the latest version. We hope to leave a legacy behind this project for another artist that makes a difference, and we’re excited to involve you in the process of choosing the final recipient in February! Artists: remember the application deadline for the Micro-Grant is 6 February.

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2 Comments

  1. Posted January 25, 2011 at 11:53 am | Permalink

    Why is only starving artists that get the public sympathy? What about software engineers?

    • Posted January 25, 2011 at 11:58 am | Permalink

      In my experience working with freelance web developers it’s been my impression that our current economy offers software engineers an abundance of work and opportunities for support when compared to the conditions facing artists.

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