Help us promote artists! Support our first anthology and our unique approach to art.
By supporting our first anthology, you will be laying the foundation for generations of artists to come. We're actively seeking fundraising from a number of sources, and we hope you'll be able to help us build this dream! Your funds will be used to cover contributor payments (we're paying the writers $100 per story), printing costs, and marketing fees. Royalties from sales of the anthology will go towards funding the Margery de Brus mission.
Margery de Brus is an LLC backed by private funding with the goal of promoting artists in a world that increasingly marginalizes art. Our world is capitalist-focused, and art that isn't "salable" is often overlooked. Worse, graduates of the Fine Arts are often left with large amounts of student loans and no realistic job prospects. Art is a side hustle, while office jobs pay the bills.
We want to change that.
Arguably, the most stunning art in history came from the Renaissance period. And those works were backed by wealth. The most notable patrons were the Medici's who sponsored artists like Michelangelo, da Vinci, and Botticelli. Granted, the conditions under which some of the artists worked were not ideal, and the model isn't without its flaws. But it's our starting point. A base to build upon.
Surprisingly, the trend of sponsoring art is growing again. Numerous articles have been published over the past two years regarding Angel Investors for artists. The idea is to treat artists like start-up companies by providing financial backing and security so the artists can grow and flourish.
Margery de Brus will start with literature and grow from there. Our first eBook is coming out this month, and we're accepting short story submissions for our first anthology to be published in June 2019.
In March of 2019, MdB will open to employment applications for a limited number of writers. The writer-employees are not residents. They are not grant recipients. They will be paid a salary and given freedom to write on the topics of their choice. More details will be coming soon!
Risks and challenges
The risks involve lack of submissions and interest in the anthology. The submission period is currently open, however we may not receive enough quality stories to publish. In that event, we may need to extend the submission period and push back the publishing date.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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