Last year we published the results of the first study to examine Kickstarter’s impact on the creative economy. The findings were exciting news for independent creators — Kickstarter projects lead to job creation, greater earnings, career advancement, and the opportunity to pursue creative ideas on your own terms.
The numbers are inspiring. Tens of thousands of new careers created. Hundreds of thousands of creative collaborators paid. Billions of dollars in broader economic impact generated.
The stories behind the stats are even more compelling. Today we’re bringing a handful of those stories to life. You’ll read about a team in Tokyo reviving the art of Japanese woodblock printing, an experimental dance troupe that captivated Minneapolis with a new contemporary dance festival, and a designer from London who’s making cycling safer on city streets around the world.
We look forward to sharing more of these stories from around the Kickstarter community. If your project has made a great impact on the world share your story in the comments below. We’d love to hear them.