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Creative Community Success on RocketHub

The Creative Community Fellows have raised over $30,000 for their projects on RocketHub. Pride is an understatement of how we feel making this announcement.

In the final hours of his campaign, Creative Community Fellow, Philip Graulty shared with the cohort of Fellows, “Throughout this entire crowdfunding process, when I felt guilty for asking for help and money, I would think back to what Scott Shigeoka said during our interview for Arts Entrepreneurs:

“…the universe wants to support people that have dreams, that are fulfilling their missions and are alive… especially when they are doing things that serve community.”

It’s been the voice that’s kept me sane, the little angel on my shoulder that’s kept me going. So if you forget everything else, remember to let people in on your dreams! And know that we’re all here to help!”

As Kate Jopson reflects on her campaign, she notes, “It was the surprising generosity of so many people that really made this happen! I’ve never raised money like this before. My heart feels very full right now.”

Several of the campaigns are still live on RocketHub. View all the Creative Community Fellows campaigns »

 

 

Want to be involved in the Creative Community Fellows program? Have an idea to use arts and culture to better a community? Applications are now being accepted through Sunday, April 26. Apply Now »

 

Creative Community Fellows Launch Campaigns on RocketHub

RocketHub Creative Community Fellow CampaignsThe Creative Community Fellows have made it to the final stage of the program. They’ve refined their ideas and presented their perfect pitch. They’ve received feedback from peers in the program, the NAS team and grantmakers and leaders in the area of creative placemaking. Today, we launch their crowd-funding campaigns on RocketHub.

You’ve followed their journey through the Creative Community Blog and you know that Fellows represent a diverse range of projects from using puppetry to engage residents with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias, taking old t-shirts and transforming them into hand woven works of art in order to increase literacy and community to an art and food production co-op in the heart of rural Missouri that crosses generational and cultural boundaries.

We are so proud of how far the Fellows have come throughout this journey and encourage you to check out how they are working to effect change in their communities, learn more about what’s next on their journey and consider helping them get there.

 

View all the Creative Community Fellows campaigns on RocketHub »

 

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