Our mission is to help bring creative projects to life. Kickstarter helps artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, and other creators find the resources and support they need to make their ideas a reality. To date, tens of thousands of creative projects — big and small — have come to life with the support of the Kickstarter community. Kickstarter is an enormous global community built around creativity and creative projects. Over 10 million people, from every continent on earth, have backed a Kickstarter project. Some of those projects come from influential artists like De La Soul or Marina Abramović. Most come from amazing creative people you probably haven’t heard of — from Grandma Pearl to indie filmmakers to the band down the street. Every artist, filmmaker, designer, developer, and creator on Kickstarter has complete creative control over their work — and the opportunity to share it with a vibrant community of backers. Who is eligible for this funding opportunity? Projects within the categories of Art, Comics, Dance, Design, Fashion, Film, Food, Games, Music, Photography, Publishing, Technology, and Theater. Pretty much anybody. Important features of this funding option: Project creators keep 100% ownership of their work. Money raised through Kickstarter are considered donations and do not need to be repaid. The model is all-or-nothing, which means that the target dollar amount must be raised or the project creator receives no money. It is free to sign up. Successfully funded projects are charged a 5% fee based of the amount collected.