a brief overview of the Patronpolis
What is the Patronopolis?
The Patronopolis is a unique crowd-funding experiment. Members are helping to fund my creative process over time, directly supporting whatever songs, stories or other things I make. They get the inside scoop on my projects and weigh in when I need feedback and ideas.
How do I join?
Click here to make a tax-deductible donation and join this community of arts-funding revolutionaries! Donations of any amount are welcome -- so far they've ranged between $5 and $5,000. Thank you!
When was it founded?
The Patronopolis was born in the spring of 2011.
How many members are there?
As of spring 2014, the Patronopolis has around 260 members.
What's up with the weird name?
I invented it! It's a mash-up of "polis" (community) and "patron" (supporter). The idea is that anyone can be a patron of the arts, and that art-making is ultimately a community endeavor. It rhymes (sort of) with "acropolis."
Are you going to include other artists in the Patronopolis?
I'm not interested in being the organizer or administrator of a collective -- I want to make stuff! If other artists want to copy the idea and adapt it to their own needs, fantastic.
How do I unsubscribe?
You can opt out of Patronopolis communiques at any time. Just send an e-mail to patronopolis at gmail dot com, and put "unsubscribe" in the subject line. I promise you will not be hurting my feelings.