All or Nothing
One month ago, the Long Island City Artists (LIC-A), a non-profit arts advocacy organization launched an ‘All or Nothing’ Kickstarter Campaign to raise $15,000 to be used to support operations and keep the organization running. The all or nothing nature of the Kickstarter means that if the fundraising target was not met by the deadline then LIC-A would not receive any of the pledged money and it be returned to donors.
With less than 24 hours to go, donors came together in a show of solidarity with the Long Island City artist community and successfully reached their $15k target.
The campaign ended at 12AM this morning with $17,289 raised across 178 backers.
What will the donations be used for?
According to the Kickstarter page, the funds will be used to allow the organization to fully utilize their space and continue providing free art services to the community of Long Island City. These two things are expected to help the organization secure more permanent funding in the future.
Some of the specific uses for the donations include, hiring a gallery director to run the day-to-day operations, a monthly stipend for their Performing Arts Director, artist supplies, and overhead expenses. The organization is also going to be using some of the funds to create a space which facilitates the sale of LIC artists’ art which they are calling, Art-o-Mat.
LIC Artists, Inc. (LIC-A) is a New York City arts advocacy organization based in Queens, NY that was founded by artists in 1986. For the past eleven months, LIC-A has found a home at The Plaxall Gallery in Long Island City. We were originally given the use of 6,000 square feet of warehouse space, and have since extended our art gallery to 12,000 square feet, including a waterfront view.
LIC-A Website: http://www.licartists.org/