An international arts project spanning Ethopia and Huntly has launched Arts & Business Scotland's (A&BS) brand new crowdfunding website for the cultural and creative sectors. Angel Shares Scotland offers a new way for organisations and individuals to raise valuable funds for their arts projects. Founded by Sarah Gee, a professional fundraiser and marketer for nearly 20 years, it aims to help the arts build stronger relationships with donors. Gee claims that it is "the only arts and cultural crowdfunding site that collects Gift Aid on donations".
Angel Shares Scotland will help diversify income streams for the arts, offer new ways for individual supporters to engage with arts projects and raise awareness of inspiring Scottish arts projects across the world. It is the latest in a series of A&BS initiatives to develop extra funding for the arts from private donations, so maximising the amount of philanthropic support for the arts in Scotland.
Supported by Creative Scotland the site is part of the Year of Creative Scotland, offering a route for the wider public to support the creative ambitions of Scotland's artists.
Anyone interested in the latest arts and creative projects can visit Angel Shares Scotland to see what is going on Scotland and what projects Scottish organisations are delivering across the world and choose to support any project they like the look of.
Those running creative projects submit their information to the site and have their projects advertised across the site. Participating organisations promote it through their own marketing channels and the site generates more and more visitors the more projects it features.
Throughout 2012 A&BS will deliver a series of seminars in different locations across Scotland to raise awareness of AngelShares Scotland and further digital fundraising opportunities for the arts.
For more information visit www.angelsharesscotland.com