Welcome to Kickstarter’s Creator Handbook!

If you’ve ever wanted to create something new with a community of enthusiastic people cheering you on, you’ve come to the right place.

This guide is based on everything we’ve learned from watching over 200,000 projects — each of them created by someone like you. We hope it’ll help you get started with shaping your own project, whether it’s to make a movie, an album, a game, a gadget, a play, a restaurant, or pretty much anything else that springs from the imagination.

Kickstarter is more than just a funding tool. It’s a community of millions of people who love to share and support creative ideas. Every Kickstarter project is the story of something new coming to life. We’re happy you’ve found your way here, and we’re thrilled to help you on your journey.