Eli August and Clockwork Cabaret have decided to put together a CD compilation of songs written about famous people who lived in the Victorian era, and they need your help to make it a reality. The Kickstarter for The Victorian Dead started yesterday and has 44 days to reach its baseline goal of $2,500 to begin work on the project. Check out the link to the project here.
For those of you unfamiliar with Kickstarter, it is a website that allows you to become a patron for creative works that would otherwise go unfunded and as a possible result, uncreated. Kickstarter gives you the power to support the arts in ways that used to only be viable to foundations, corporations, and wealthy families by pooling your contributions with the support of others who love the arts and giving the artists the means to create.
Here’s the catch about Kickstarter, though. If the project you have backed does not reach its minimum goal, the project flops. The pledges don’t come through and the artist doesn’t get any of the money that was promised. So, its very important that if you are interested in seeing a concept become reality, that you consider contributing. Every dollar counts towards meeting the goal and the project going underway.
Here’s a video from Eli August explaining the project in detail:
I’m very happy to say that I’ve contributed to this project. I’d love to see it go through.