Crowdfunding, the practice of funding a project or organisation by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people, has been growing substantially in recent years. Thousands of people and organisations across Europe have raised funding through crowdfunding platforms, including cultural and creative projects.

How does crowdfunding work for the cultural and creative sector? What type of finance can you raise through crowdfunding? How do you select the right platforms? What are the do’s and don’ts when setting up a crowdfunding campaign? Can crowdfunding be matched with public grants or private sponsorship? Crowdfunding4Culture aims to help you find answers to all these questions and many more.

Crowdfunding4Culture is part of a pilot project “Crowdfunding for the cultural and creative sectors: kick-starting the cultural economy”, commissioned by the European Commission to IDEA Consult (project leader) and its consortium partners ECN and Ecorys.


The aim of Crowdfunding4Culture is to make the tool of crowdfunding more easily accessible to creatives and cultural organisation in Europe. Through research, interviews and data analysis Crowdfunding4Culture is investigating:

  • how crowdfunding works for the cultural and creative sector
  • the number of platforms, the different types and their success rates
  • the do’s and don’ts of setting up a crowdfunding campaign
  • examples of match-funding with public grants or private sponsorship
  • case studies
  • and much more …


Who is this website for?
Crowdfunding4Culture has the ambition to become a European wide information hub for anyone who wants to learn more about crowdfunding specifically in the cultural and creative sectors, the different models and platforms, lessons to learn from (un)successful projects and tips and tricks on crowdfunding campaigns.

Crowdfunding4Culture is aimed at cultural and creative professionals (freelancers as well as organisations), crowdfunding platforms, backers, as well as local, regional and European policy makers.

You can contact the crowdfunding4culture team via their website or follow regular update on their social media channels: facebook and twitter .