We’re coming to the end of our Kickstarter campaign this Wednesday. Ruckus NYC is only one week away and we have a ways to go to meet our goal. So we’re doing two things. First, we’re releasing a group of sponsored tickets for people who need help to attend Ruckus NYC.
$75 is cheap for a conference, but it can be a lot for an independent working artist, and we built Ruckus NYC for working artists. We have a limited number of tickets available, which will be offered on a first come, first served basis. Please email Kevin at kevin.ef.clark (at) gmail (dot) com if you need one. If you receive a sponsored ticket, we would be grateful if you would back the project to the extent you can.
If you want to donate more tickets to artists who need them, simply back the Kickstarter project at the appropriate level. $75 for one, $150 for two, or $500 for up to ten.
Second, we’re publishing the budget for Ruckus NYC. This isn’t a cleaned up public budget, or a financial statement. We’re publishing exactly where the money is going, what’s already been spent, and what we’ve got left to share with everyone who needs to be paid. And we’re going to continue to update the budget as we get through the conference.
We’re doing this for two reasons. First, Ruckus NYC is about how to run an arts career, and event budgeting is part of that. We can be better at what we’re doing by publishing this. Second, $5,000 is a lot of money for independent artists, and by running Ruckus NYC, and doing it on Kickstarter, we’re not just asking for your money. We’re asking for your trust.
We’re releasing our budget because you deserve to know where every penny is going. Here’s the link:
Lastly, and most importantly, thank you.
Thank you for taking this journey with us. Thank you for helping us help working artists, and for helping us make art. Thank you for believing that Ruckus NYC can be a great event, and for coming out on September 29th to make sure that it is one.
This wouldn’t be possible with your help.
-Kevin, Zach, and Victoria