Crowdfunding in Nepal
It’s awesome to see bands, filmmakers and others using platforms like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo these days in Nepal. Crowdfunding has been all the rage for a while, but this has been the first time I am seeing it here, and it’s great. From Deepak Rauniyar’s ‘Highway’ on Kickstarter (Lex Limbu blogs about it here) to FunkyFresh, The Old Man and the Tea, and Make Me Play on IndieGoGO, there’s more people funding their projects by asking friends, fans, and random people on the web to make their idea happen. Do check out all the project mentioned above and support any way you can…We need more of that in Nepal.
Learn to do it yourself
We, at Sattya Media Arts Collective, are also planning a one day session called ‘Funding Your Idea’ sometime in December, where we’re going to talk about crowdfunding, grant writing, fundraising, and other creative ways to make your ideas happen. So stay tuned for that on our website and Facebook group.
King 10 & Space Cake Break
The latest crowdfunding project out of Kathmandu that you should be checking out is Space Cake Break- “the bake of celestial enthusiasm and material innuendos, inspired by the pop culture of sound-scapes and the theatrical decadence of a humanity driven to self destruct”; the closest definition of what the band believes to be.”
This is the first band to be coming out with the promising new local indie music label, King10 Records, which is trying to create opportunity for upcoming musicians in a city where so many great musicians never get a chance to share and develop their talent due to lack of funding and support.
“We are looking at nothing more than to INSPIRE local artists on continuing what they do best. Even to be able to fund just as basic as production costs is a major motivation for bands as such to be in the scene.”
So here is your chance, Kathmandu. Support your local scene. Do it here.