Crowd funding is becoming increasingly popular among creatives. With more sites springing up and more artists asking for funds, Don’t Take Pictures spotlights projects that benefit the arts community.
This month’s crowd funding roundup presents photographic resource space reaching out to the public.
The Light Factory
The Light Factory Contemporary Museum of Photography and Film is a non-profit arts and education center in Charlotte, NC for lens-based media. Since its founding in 1972, The Light Factory has mounted exhibitions of notable photographers, held film screenings, and conducted classes, workshops, and lectures.
After The Light Factory suspended its operations in October due to lack of funding, a group of volunteers stepped in to bring it back to life. A new volunteer board was created, and the location was changed.
They are looking to raise at least $20,000 for new facilities, including two gallery spaces and a darkroom. It is important to note that the new board has pledged the necessary funding to pay one year’s rent on the new location. The new facilities will provide community outreach and encourage membership that will sustain the institution for years to come.