Friday, October 5, 2012

Crowdsourcing workshop by New Haven arts council: Learn how to work the crowd

Learn to use online crowdsourcing platforms on Oct. 17 in a lunchtime panel sponsored by The Arts Council of Greater New Haven.

Shola Cole, the Arts Council’s coordinator of community programs, has organized this panel because (relatively) new platforms like Kickstarter are amazingly effective, are getting ever-more popular, and are a great way to fund projects with a creative and community-minded approach.

The event will take place on from noon to 1 p.m. at The New Haven Institute Library, 847 Chapel St., New Haven. The event costs $15 for the general public and $10 for students and Arts Council members. Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch. Refreshments and healthy snacks will be provided.

The panel will share insights and experiences with crowdsourcing through Kickstarter, Indiegogo and GoFundMe. Topics covered will include media format, message, identifying community need, and promoting the platform. The event will also allow for audience feedback and questions.

The event will be moderated by New Haven-based actor, producer, writer, and social media entrepreneur, Christian Shaboo, who is a dream director with The Future Project. Panelists include Ben Berkowitz (Inside Out & ClickSeeFund), Jen Vickery (108 Monkeys & Elm City Flow), Bert Bernardi (Pantochino Productions) and others.

For more information, and to reserve a spot, please contact the Arts Council at 203-772-2788 or email Cole at

(Because the Institute Library is not wheelchair accessible, a live feed will be broadcast in the Community Program Room on the lower level of the New Haven Free Public Library, 133 Elm St.

The Arts Council of Greater New Haven, publisher of The Arts Paper, is a regional nonprofit arts agency that provides leadership to and advocates for member artists and arts organizations and connects them to one another, to audiences, and to the Greater New Haven community. Visit the Arts Council online at

This is an edited press release by the Arts Council of Greater New Haven.


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