Registrations are now open for the Crowdfunding4Culture Conference. Around 200 creatives, cultural organisations, crowdfunding platforms, backers and policy makers will come together to discuss the use of crowdfunding by the cultural and creative sectors in Europe. The conference will take place in Brussels on June 20th.
The European Centre for Alternative Finance (ECAF) is happy to invite crowdfunding enthusiasts to the first Research Week, to be held from June 7-9 2017 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. It aims at bringing together researchers from all over Europe and actors of the crowdfunding industry to connect and develop research projects around crowdfunding.
Crowdfunding is not a long-term solution for financing in the public sector. For that, we need smart tax reform. We need to give local government greater control. We need to bring decisions about tax and how to spend it closer to local communities. Given that this great decentralisation of state spending could take years to achieve, what can local communities do now?
The Study “Assessing the potential for crowdfunding and other forms of alternative finance to support research and innovation” was initiated by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research & Innovation (DG RTD) in December 2015.
Open Evidence together with EY, the European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) and Politecnico di Milano are investigating how crowdfunding and other forms of alternative finance could support research and innovation (R&I).
The KISSKISSBANKBANK crowdfunding platform and the ST'ART investment fund, for creative companies, are partnering to jointly finance the launch of a project, its implementation and its development. In concrete terms, if the selected projects carry out a successful campaign of at least EUR 10,000 , the project has access to a loan of at least EUR 20,000 from the ST'ART fund.
“It seemed like the right time to go independent.” While She Sleeps’ frontman, Loz Taylor, is reflecting on the Sheffield metalcore band’s decision to leave major label Sony following the conclusion of their last album, 2015’s ‘Brainwashed’. “We’d had a few hiccups with the label,” the vocalist explains. “We’d question why something had leaked at 4am with no hype and no push behind it.
Finance Minister Michael Noonan has today launched a crowdfunding public consultation, which will run for a period of six weeks up to June 2.
"Ensuring that the development of this exciting and innovative form of finance is facilitated for the benefit of the economy, while also ensuring adequate protection for consumers providing funds through crowdfunding platforms is of critical importance," Mr Noonan said today.