Kickstarter Is Live in Scandinavia and Ireland!
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We're super excited to announce that creators based in Scandinavia and Ireland can launch their projects right now! People in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Ireland are some of the most creative in the world, and we can’t wait to see what projects they have in store for us. We expect to see great ideas in the categories of design, games, film, technology, and lots more!
Projects in these countries function just like every other Kickstarter project, with a few small differences. Let’s go over how it works.
Will there be a Scandinavia-specific or Ireland-specific Kickstarter site?
Nope — Scandinavian and Irish projects will join the worldwide community of Kickstarter projects. But if you only want to see projects from home, you can search Kickstarter by location!
Can people outside Scandinavia and Ireland pledge to Scandinavian and Irish projects?
Yes! As with all other projects on Kickstarter, backers can pledge to projects no matter where they are.
What currency will Scandinavian and Irish projects be listed in?
Local currency for everyone! Danish kroner, Swedish kronor, Norwegian kroner, and the euro in Ireland. You can use your local banking and business details, and if your project is successfully funded, pledges will be collected in your local currency and transferred to you.
What payment methods are accepted for pledges?
Right now, pledges can be made with any Visa, MasterCard, or American Express card.
What language should my project be in?
Use whatever language works best for your project. But we do recommend that all projects also include an English version of their description, rewards, and other important elements. Kickstarter is a global community, and including translations will definitely help your project have a wider appeal. It also makes it easier for us to help you and your backers if a problem comes up.
What are the fees?
Kickstarter only collects a fee when a project is successfully funded. If that happens, we charge 5%. The partners that process payments for us also charge a fee, which varies depending on where you’re located. For more info, see here. If a project is not successfully funded, there are no fees.
Who can launch a project?
Almost anyone! You need to be at least 18 years old, and you should be a permanent resident of a country where Kickstarter has launched. You have to start the project in your own name, or on behalf of a legal entity with a valid business number. And you’ll need things like a mailing address, bank account, identification, and a major credit or debit card.
What about taxes?
In general, funds raised on Kickstarter are subject to taxes. That said, how much you owe can vary based on a number of factors. We highly recommend talking to an accountant or tax advisor. They can guide you through your particular tax scenario in the most advantageous way possible.