Joshua Harker

is creating art

15

patrons
Visit me @ JOSHHARKER.com or on FacebookInstagram, & Twitter

HEY!  You're here!!  I am so appreciative that you've taken the time to consider this.  I'll be working hard to make it worth while.

WHY Patreon & WHAT is it?  Patreon is crowdfunding, but it's different in that it's reoccurring, more personal, & about way more than a single project.  It's about every project... & even more.  It's a bit like a magazine or Netflix subscription or monthly cup of coffee or drinks with a friend.  You get something interesting or a genuine warm fuzzy for a relatively small amount of $.  It's set up specifically to leverage many small pledges into working capital & with it you become an active & engaged patron of the artist.

For comparison, I've used Kickstarter successfully but that platform is really more for releasing projects rather than supporting the effort to develop them.  It's not the place to share new concepts, upcoming exhibition news, or chat with my audience.  Facebook used to be useful for some of that but it's gotten noisy & an overall not-so-healthy place to share my work & connect with my audience in a positive & meaningful way.  Then there's newsletters... they stink at conversation & half of them end up in spam folders.

So here I am... hoping this proves to be a useful tool to an artist trying to connect with a supportive audience & find a way to keep priority on the art while filling in the gaps around what it takes to keep my kind of work afloat.

HOW can you help?  Support my work in a big way with just a little $.  To pledge support- just choose a reward tier, click through & enter your payment info. Your subscription will help enable me to explore new themes & mediums while working towards a steady income to help cover the cost of design & developing these projects. The better this works, the more ambitious projects I'll be able to pursue & the bigger part of the story you'll play.

HOW often?  
This works like a subscription. You get charged per creation, which will typically happen once a month. Regardless of how much work I crank out, you always have complete control over how many times you’re charged each month.  You can change, pause, or cancel at any time.

WHAT are the rewards?  For your support, I'll be offering various rewards & perks only available here to say thanks & stay engaged directly with you.   Much of this happens via the Activity feed which is similar to Facebook or Twitter, so it’s very familiar & easy. I'll be introducing new pieces, offering promo discounts, behind the scenes & work in progress access, earlybird notifications on exhibitions & projects, group & personal chats. We'll talk about all things art, 3d printing, tech, design, crowdfunding, & the business details behind all of it... probably some other stuff too.   Not only will I be posting, but you’ll be able to leave comments & you can get to know my other patrons by interacting with them in the feed as well.  I'm really looking forward to this being a lot of fun.

WHO am I?  If you're not already familiar with my work, I'm an artist, mostly known for sculpture & use of 3d printing & projection technology. I've also become known as a proponent for democratizing art, empowering artists, & finding new ways to share art through grass roots style crowdfunding & social media.  You can check me out at JOSHHARKER.COM

Join my story & help me blaze new trails!

Cheers,
Joshua

Tiers
OFFICIAL PATRON
$1 or more per creation

The nuts & bolts of how this works... a single dollar added to a bunch of other dollars adds up to many bunches of dollars. Thanks!

  • access to the Patron-only feed (new works, events, news, etc)
EARLYBIRD
$3 or more per creation

Share a metaphorical coffee or beer with me.

  • Earlybird access to my Patron-only feed.  You'll be 1st to hear about what's going on.
  • Behind the scenes & work in progress posts (not available in public feed)
  • Digital wallpaper (optimized for phone or desktop)
  • One time 10% discount coupon code for all art & merch through my webstore (valid for webstore only, does not include auctions, other sites, galleries, etc)
COLLECTOR
$10 or more per creation

For those of you who want to purchase some of my work &/or support my events in person  

  • All EARLYBIRD rewards
  • Monthly 3D viewer model link (featuring full 3D & Virtual Reality navigation!) 
  • Unlimited 10% discount for all art & merch through my webstore (valid for webstore only, does not include auctions, other sites, galleries, etc) 
  • Hand signed card with every order
  • Meet & greet invites
ARTIST/DESIGNER
$25 or more per creation

Every month we'll have a Google Hangout Group Chat (1 hr).  I'll be talking about art, business, behind-the-scenes insight into my creative work process and workspaces.  Also, personal reflections & insights on the ride, advice on getting your work seen, how to deal with the good & bad of being out there, as well as resources, marketing strategies, crowdfunding, social media etc (you'll have access to the recorded chat for a month if your schedule doesn't jive) 

  • ALL previous rewards
  • Suggest topics & submit questions for chat (at this level you'll be able to interact via chat...  see $50 level to reserve a live spot invitation)
ARTIST/DESIGNER (VIP)
$50 or more per creation

Same as ARTIST/DESIGNER tier... plus:

  • Reserved spot on the monthly Group Chat video call, so you will get to participate in real time and face-to-face
  • Includes one personal project review & advice on marketing strategies after every 12 months support (or equivalent initial pledge).
COMMERCIAL
$100 or more per creation

Geared for the professional artist/designer, startup, or business looking for an inside track on all things digital, arty, 3d printy & techy, crowdfunding, social media, software, hardware, etc

  • ALL previous rewards
  • Includes one personal project review & advice on marketing strategies after every 6 months support (or equivalent initial pledge).
COMMERCIAL (VIP)
$500 or more per creation

Same as COMMERCIAL tier... plus:

  • 1 hour per month just for you (includes emails, calls, private Google Hangout chat, advice on projects, strategies, networking, & whatever else I can reasonably help with)
ANGEL VIP (*just in case* )
$1,000 or more per creation

We need to be hanging out!  I think dinner is in order.  I'll call you & we'll make some plans.

  • 1st dibs on limited editions & one-of-a-kind pieces
  • After 1 year support at this tier (or equivalent initial pledge) I'll create a custom piece for you (cost of materials or 3d printing additional TBD by material & scale)
  • ALL previous rewards (of course)  
Goals
15 of 100 patrons
100 patrons will help me save up for some new software or other new tools.
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Visit me @ JOSHHARKER.com or on FacebookInstagram, & Twitter

HEY!  You're here!!  I am so appreciative that you've taken the time to consider this.  I'll be working hard to make it worth while.

WHY Patreon & WHAT is it?  Patreon is crowdfunding, but it's different in that it's reoccurring, more personal, & about way more than a single project.  It's about every project... & even more.  It's a bit like a magazine or Netflix subscription or monthly cup of coffee or drinks with a friend.  You get something interesting or a genuine warm fuzzy for a relatively small amount of $.  It's set up specifically to leverage many small pledges into working capital & with it you become an active & engaged patron of the artist.

For comparison, I've used Kickstarter successfully but that platform is really more for releasing projects rather than supporting the effort to develop them.  It's not the place to share new concepts, upcoming exhibition news, or chat with my audience.  Facebook used to be useful for some of that but it's gotten noisy & an overall not-so-healthy place to share my work & connect with my audience in a positive & meaningful way.  Then there's newsletters... they stink at conversation & half of them end up in spam folders.

So here I am... hoping this proves to be a useful tool to an artist trying to connect with a supportive audience & find a way to keep priority on the art while filling in the gaps around what it takes to keep my kind of work afloat.

HOW can you help?  Support my work in a big way with just a little $.  To pledge support- just choose a reward tier, click through & enter your payment info. Your subscription will help enable me to explore new themes & mediums while working towards a steady income to help cover the cost of design & developing these projects. The better this works, the more ambitious projects I'll be able to pursue & the bigger part of the story you'll play.

HOW often?  
This works like a subscription. You get charged per creation, which will typically happen once a month. Regardless of how much work I crank out, you always have complete control over how many times you’re charged each month.  You can change, pause, or cancel at any time.

WHAT are the rewards?  For your support, I'll be offering various rewards & perks only available here to say thanks & stay engaged directly with you.   Much of this happens via the Activity feed which is similar to Facebook or Twitter, so it’s very familiar & easy. I'll be introducing new pieces, offering promo discounts, behind the scenes & work in progress access, earlybird notifications on exhibitions & projects, group & personal chats. We'll talk about all things art, 3d printing, tech, design, crowdfunding, & the business details behind all of it... probably some other stuff too.   Not only will I be posting, but you’ll be able to leave comments & you can get to know my other patrons by interacting with them in the feed as well.  I'm really looking forward to this being a lot of fun.

WHO am I?  If you're not already familiar with my work, I'm an artist, mostly known for sculpture & use of 3d printing & projection technology. I've also become known as a proponent for democratizing art, empowering artists, & finding new ways to share art through grass roots style crowdfunding & social media.  You can check me out at JOSHHARKER.COM

Join my story & help me blaze new trails!

Cheers,
Joshua

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Tiers
OFFICIAL PATRON
$1 or more per creation

The nuts & bolts of how this works... a single dollar added to a bunch of other dollars adds up to many bunches of dollars. Thanks!

  • access to the Patron-only feed (new works, events, news, etc)
EARLYBIRD
$3 or more per creation

Share a metaphorical coffee or beer with me.

  • Earlybird access to my Patron-only feed.  You'll be 1st to hear about what's going on.
  • Behind the scenes & work in progress posts (not available in public feed)
  • Digital wallpaper (optimized for phone or desktop)
  • One time 10% discount coupon code for all art & merch through my webstore (valid for webstore only, does not include auctions, other sites, galleries, etc)
COLLECTOR
$10 or more per creation

For those of you who want to purchase some of my work &/or support my events in person  

  • All EARLYBIRD rewards
  • Monthly 3D viewer model link (featuring full 3D & Virtual Reality navigation!) 
  • Unlimited 10% discount for all art & merch through my webstore (valid for webstore only, does not include auctions, other sites, galleries, etc) 
  • Hand signed card with every order
  • Meet & greet invites
ARTIST/DESIGNER
$25 or more per creation

Every month we'll have a Google Hangout Group Chat (1 hr).  I'll be talking about art, business, behind-the-scenes insight into my creative work process and workspaces.  Also, personal reflections & insights on the ride, advice on getting your work seen, how to deal with the good & bad of being out there, as well as resources, marketing strategies, crowdfunding, social media etc (you'll have access to the recorded chat for a month if your schedule doesn't jive) 

  • ALL previous rewards
  • Suggest topics & submit questions for chat (at this level you'll be able to interact via chat...  see $50 level to reserve a live spot invitation)
ARTIST/DESIGNER (VIP)
$50 or more per creation

Same as ARTIST/DESIGNER tier... plus:

  • Reserved spot on the monthly Group Chat video call, so you will get to participate in real time and face-to-face
  • Includes one personal project review & advice on marketing strategies after every 12 months support (or equivalent initial pledge).
COMMERCIAL
$100 or more per creation

Geared for the professional artist/designer, startup, or business looking for an inside track on all things digital, arty, 3d printy & techy, crowdfunding, social media, software, hardware, etc

  • ALL previous rewards
  • Includes one personal project review & advice on marketing strategies after every 6 months support (or equivalent initial pledge).
COMMERCIAL (VIP)
$500 or more per creation

Same as COMMERCIAL tier... plus:

  • 1 hour per month just for you (includes emails, calls, private Google Hangout chat, advice on projects, strategies, networking, & whatever else I can reasonably help with)
ANGEL VIP (*just in case* )
$1,000 or more per creation

We need to be hanging out!  I think dinner is in order.  I'll call you & we'll make some plans.

  • 1st dibs on limited editions & one-of-a-kind pieces
  • After 1 year support at this tier (or equivalent initial pledge) I'll create a custom piece for you (cost of materials or 3d printing additional TBD by material & scale)
  • ALL previous rewards (of course)