Shut Up and Take My Money: Fans Should Hire Artists

By    Jun 13, 2012

We’ve been having some interesting discussions with cultural leaders about the relevance of cultural organizations in their current forms. This article adds some food for thought. Kickstarter and similar crowdfunding sites are becoming platforms for “intermediaries” as well as artists and producers. Individuals are taking on the roles of commissioning, producing, and presenting new work and events. Could your organization’s role or model be replaced by a pro-am, freelance model given the new platforms? If not today, are trends pointing towards a disruption in the standard operation of the cultural sector that will leave you behind?