We see Kickstarter as a home for creative minds and a wonderful platform; where people who believe, respect, and see the vision can support an idea and make it a reality.
— De La Soul

A Kickstarter project does more than raise money. It builds community around your work.

What can I use Kickstarter to fund?

Kickstarter is specifically for creative projects in the following categories: Art, Comics, Crafts, Dance, Design, Fashion, Film & Video, Food, Games, Journalism, Music, Photography, Publishing, Technology, and Theater. Make an album, write a book, create an immersive theater experience, score a film — you name it. Read more about our project guidelines.

Who can I get pledges from?

Millions of people visit Kickstarter every week, but support always begins with people you know. Friends, fans, and the communities you’re a part of will likely be some of your earliest supporters, not to mention your biggest resources for spreading the word about your project.

How much work is it to run a project?

Every Kickstarter project has its share of exhilarating and challenging moments, but the amount of work generally depends on the size and complexity of the project.

Expect the first few days after launch to be very busy as you spread the word to your community, answer questions from potential backers, and more. You may need to spend the last few days rallying your social networks in order to reach your funding goal.

Projects sometimes take on a life of their own, and in that case you should expect to spend more time creating and fulfilling rewards.

How do I get in touch with questions?

You can reach out with your questions through this contact form. We also recommend taking a look at our FAQs for more detailed information, along with the creator handbook for guidance on starting and running a project.

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Why Kickstarter?

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Kickstarter is just for creative projects.

 

We built Kickstarter as a tool for artists, designers, makers, musicians, and creative people everywhere. We’re proud to be the only platform that’s fully dedicated to building community around creative projects.

2

All-or-nothing funding works.

 

Kickstarter’s all-or-nothing model allows you to choose a funding goal and a set number of days to reach that goal. This way, you don’t get stuck without enough funds to realize your project. It also gives backers incentive to pledge more to help you reach your goal.

3

Our community wants to support you.

 

Millions of backers agree — helping to create something new is exciting. People love peeking behind the creative curtain and directly supporting the creative process. In fact, 13.9 million people have pledged more than $3.39 billion to bring Kickstarter projects to life over the years.

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From backyard performances to large public murals, thousands of arts projects have broken new ground, sparked meaningful dialogue, and given people the opportunity to share their work with the world.

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Example arts projects

Whether you work in ink or online, a Kickstarter project can get your work on your fans’ walls, or on the shelves of your local comic shop.

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Example Comics & Illustration Projects

From innovative new products to civic design projects that revitalize public spaces across the globe, designers and technologists use Kickstarter to bring ambitious ideas to life.

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Example Design & Technology Projects

More than 150 Kickstarter-funded films have made theatrical debuts and thousands have played at festivals around the world — including a film that would go on to win an Academy Award. Shoot your first film, restore an old classic, or make your documentary feature debut.

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Example Film Projects

Whether you’re a budding chef with big restaurant plans or a fashion designer working on your breakthrough line, a Kickstarter project can help bring your dreams to life.

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Example Food & Craft Projects

Whether you’re an aspiring game maker or a seasoned pro, Kickstarter gives game designers a platform to bring their boldest ideas to life. Our community has helped launch groundbreaking indie games, epic tabletop games, beloved revivals, and even a household name or two.

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Example Games Projects

Whether you’re an unsigned musician or a career artist, Kickstarter connects creators with fans to help them bring amazing new albums, shows, and performances to life — together.

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Example Music Projects

From anthologies to zines and everything in between, writers and journalists can find readers and listeners on Kickstarter. Whether you dream of making an illustrated biography, a podcast, or a full-color magazine, you can make it here.

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Example Publishing Projects

“A way for every creative person to control their destiny.”

— Brian Fargo, successful Kickstarter project creator

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