Fundraising for your creative venture?

Hi All,

Thought I’d recommend a websites for fundraising since I guess people following this blog are interested in it. I’ve used it (but as a donor rather than to raise my own money) and it seems great. The site is Kickstarter (http://www.kickstarter.com It’s only for raising money for creative endeavors. A friend of mine used it to raise money for their theater group (to come to Prague and put on their show for Fringe Festival next month). They were only trying to raise $1000 and just sent the invite to friends and ended up getting almost twice that. I have to say part of the reason I donated was because it was so transparent and easy. Anyway, I’ll use it myself next time I’m trying to raise some money.

First day

See my impoverished description of the first day on the Locus Facebook page ( You don’t need to use facebook to see the page. And if you have a suggestion for how to seamlessly manage a blog and a Facebook page at the same time without being completely repetitive, let me know. Referring people back and forth for each update doesn’t seem ideal.


Opening the doors in two days and still a million things to do.
Last week I lucked out. I was about an hour away from driving to Ikea to buy as many desks, chairs, filing cabinets, book shelves, etc., that I thought would make sense for the space when a friend of a friend of a friend called to say his office was going out of business and to see if I needed office supplies. Turned out to be enough and then some to furnish the entire space, and to solve some challenges with respect to providing personal storage. High quality everything, including many things I wouldn’t have invested in for some time (like a very quality laserjet printer, fax, copier, scanner; nice security camera system; amazing bookshelves with locking storage space, locking, rolling filing cabinets for every desk, etc.). This is the second great stroke of luck after finding the space itself, which couldn’t be better situated.