In 2018, community can happen anywhere. I just happened to find some pretty amazing inspiration on Kickstarter.
So far, I’ve helped support a variety of arts-oriented projects, including:
- A library in the UK
- An arts center in the Pacific Northwest
- A community print shop in Vermont (one of our on-again-off-again married dreams, minus the Vermont part, as far as I know)
- and a few other writers, book lovers, and other creatives
My reward for the PNW arts center just arrived in my inbox this week (a commissioned haiku!):
A few days ago, I got this fun little perk from a Chicago bookstore’s recent Indieogo campaign:
One of my favorites is an artist based in Chicago who turns potholes into art; now he wants to take them to NYC. The “You are Beautiful” campaign has had a home on KS. Others create enamel pins and letterpress prints or start literary festivals. No matter where you are, you can be part of something that inspires you while still maintaining a sense of the local and intimate. When you support a project, you join a community that gets to follow the creative process, to contribute to something tangible in a meaningful way.
And it just happens to be pretty fun too.
(Feeling inspired? Check this out.)