A Secret Told.
Secrets are only fun for a little while, and secret plans are only really fun when you get to reveal them. So here it is, the reveal to the secret plan we have been hinting at for so long.
Those of you who have been following us know about our recent steps to expand As Yet Untitled. After much conversation, working with a mentor and joining The Enterprise Program at The Princes Trust we are ready to start taking the next steps.
From next year we will be working on collaborative, limited edition, handmade artists’ books with writers, artists, poets, musician and more. We have already lined up and started working with our first collaborators. We even have released dates and launch events planned throughout the year. However, to get these books into the world we need funds. Funds to buy all the materials and equipment an independent artists’ book press will need.
And so we come to our secret plan…
Right now on the Kickstarter website our crowd funding campaign has gone live. We have a little over a month to reach our target and make our plans and dreams for the next year a reality. To do this we need your help.
We deeply believe in the power and ethos of crowd funding. It is a chance for the public to act as art patrons, supporting the creation of arts in an amazing, grass roots way.
It isn’t a new idea. Individuals and groups have been acting as patrons for artists for centuries. Crowd funding is simply the 21st century version of an age-old tradition between artist and audience. See, look here, we have proof.
However, what is new is the scale at which we can do it. Where once being a patron of the arts was only for the wealthy today any one of us can do it. Every little helps in a campaign like ours, be it £3 or £100. It doesn’t matter how much or how little you can give. Crowd funding is inclusive. If you find a project or artist you want to support or believe deserves a chance you can step in and help.
A pledge on Kickstarter is a promise. A promise from you that if on the 12th of December we have reached our target amount of £2000 you will transfer money to us so that we can make all the book art we are promising. No one will be charged a penny until that happens. Kickstarter phrase it best when they call their funding All-Or-Nothing.
This All-Or-Nothing approach is important to us as it keeps our backers and us safe from disappointment and risk. Every pledge we receive means the world to us and we want to do all we can to ensure your investment is not a risk. Because that is what your pledge is to us, it is your investment in the very foundations of As Yet Untitled.
We have a ton of amazing rewards on offer for those that pledge, including some backer only exclusives. You can find them all on our project page here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1541280994/as-yet-untitled
We truly hope you see something in our project that appeals to you, something you want to support. Please help to spread the word by sharing our Kickstarter page on Twitter and Facebook, blog about it, tell your friends or even write in the sky. We need all the help we can get to make this campaign a success.
Thank you for joining us on this incredible new stage of our journey.