Most of us have now at least heard about Kickstarter, an innovative way to crowd-fund arts projects: ask publicly for pledges (kinda like NPR does) and, if enough people are interested in your project and they pledge enough money to meet the stated goal before the deadline - Viola! - cash for creation! The tricky part is that a goal has to be fully funded if the project is to get any money. So The Word has got to Get Out.
Well, that friend I told y'all about raising funds for a short film Perfectly Normal... made his $ 20,000 goal! (More HERE.)
So... Kickstarter works. At least some of the time. Good to know.