BRINGING ARTISTS AND AUDIENCES CLOSER TOGETHER THAN EVER
EVERYONE NEEDS ART... BUT MOST ART NEEDS MONEY! SO AT
BOOSTED WE'RE HERE TO REMOVE EVERY POSSIBLE BARRIER BETWEEN ARTISTS
Kei Boosted ka taea e te tangata te kimi moni nō te minenga mō
ngā mahi toi.
HOW BOOSTED WORKS
Art is hard. So we've tried hard to make the money bit simple.
Once an artist has an idea that needs money to bring it to life,
they list it on Boosted with a
clear financial target. If someone likes the look of the project,
they can boost
it and donate as little or as much as they
When the project hits its financial target inside its time
limit, the artist gets the money (less our 10% admin fee to help
keep the site running) and the Boosters get a tax credit (33% for
donations $5 and up) - and that warm feeling that only comes from
helping someone challenge our thinking through creating art.
And if the project doesn't hit its target in time? We return
your donation (with no fees charged) and we see how we can help the
artist to give it another go. (We're what you call an
all-or-nothing crowdfunding platform.)
Boosting a project is easy. Choose a
project and click on DONATE. You can even do it
anonymously if you like, but we'd like to think that seeing your
name and smiling face next to a project will make people want to
join you in supporting it. Whether you choose to fly below the
radar or not, the amount you choose to donate will never be
IT'S NOT JUST THE MONEY, HONEY
On top of making it easy for anyone to fund an arts project,
Boosted is working hard to make the arts community better at the
whole fundraising business. We run workshops and
seminars on how to grow arts giving, and provide tools,
tutorials and campaign support to help grow long-term relationships
with donors. And we know this stuff! Boosted is backed by
Foundation; New Zealand's leader in arts
The Boosted team is available to help. We offer artists one
to one discussions and advice wherever we can. You can drop us a
line anytime and we relish the opportunity to work alongside you
throughout your project campaign. Read our blog to get advice and ideas.
You can put any kind of arts project on Boosted: literature,
performing arts, music, visual arts, dance, moving image… you name
it. Boosted is here to help all New Zealand artists and
To add a project, join
Boosted if you haven't already and click "add a
project." We'll give it a quick check to make sure it qualifies for
Now you need to work through the Boosted
guidelines to give your project the best possible
chance of success. The Guidelines are based on successful projects
and cover Story, Network, Funding Target and Campaign Strategy.
Take time to read them - they work!
Once your project is live you'll have a set time period to do
everything you can to make sure it succeeds.
MY ART NEEDS MONEY
There are no gimmicks here. Your reward is the knowledge that
you're empowering an artist to create work in the spirit of
generosity. You're mobilising a new generation of arts patrons.
You're making works of art.
All donations are given freely with no expectation of anything
in return, apart from the satisfaction of supporting the project.
Projects are unable to offer gifts, products or entitlements so we
can protect the charitable status of donations to the Arts
Foundation for projects listed on Boosted.