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Our first 10 years have proven that our platform is a powerful tool for creative people.
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But creative work still faces enormous challenges
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Now more than ever, we know we need creative work in the world.
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Looking back over Kickstarter’s past decade, there’s a lot to celebrate
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Tens of thousands of creators have built meaningful, direct relationships with their audiences
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They have exchanged advice and mentorship; they have stayed up late together to watch a project’s funding tick over the finish line
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they have been able to protect their creative independence
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Together they have proven
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that creative work is essential. Not because it might turn a profit, not because it can sell a product
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Yet we continue to face a tremendous number of challenges in making independent creative work.
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An artist’s notoriety is still often conflated with financial success, when one rarely equals the other. There is a lingering stigma that art isn’t “real work.”
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Then there’s the notion that if you find your passion, everything will click into place.
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Meanwhile, public sources of money have been dwindling
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The good news is we have an advantage in this struggle. Being a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) helps to legally protect our ability to make the right choices for the creators and backers we serve
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It’s part of the reason we’ve been able to remain so fiercely dedicated to that mission, and it’s why we’re able to look to the future with optimism.
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