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CrowdCulture is a Swedish crowdfunding platform that aims to support cultural projects in the country. Unlike some other platforms, CrowdCulture is backed by public entities, meaning its model blends both private and public capital to fund projects.
The platform, which launched in 2011, has had a fair amount of success thus far, having funded numerous cultural projects. Like for many other crowdfunding platforms, 2012 was a big year for CrowdCulture, and the company put out an infographic to showcase some of the statistics around its activity last year, which we are sharing below.
Northern Europe has emerged as a hotbed for crowdfunding of both reward- and equity-based varieties. Platforms like FundedByMe and Invesdor allow individuals to invest in companies, while initiatives like Brickstarter explore (among other things) the role of the government in local crowdfunding. Crowdfunding cultural projects is also a topic that has gotten quite a bit of attention both here in the U.S., and in Europe. In France, for example, the crowd has helped museums like the Louvre to fund art purchases.
The infographic below shows the types of projects being funded on CrowdCulture, statistics about the backers, as well as some tips on how to create a powerful campaign.
To learn more about CrowdCulture, visit the site here; also, check out this interview, which goes into further detail about the company and how it operates. You can find the platform on Twitter @Crowdculture.