Joshua Harker is creating art
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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'm looking forward to getting things rolling with a little help from you.  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 (Me!).

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.

Have a look at the reward tiers to choose what makes best sense for you… & hey, I want to say that if you don’t choose to support my work this way or simply want to appreciate it from afar that is fine.  I really value your interest in my art regardless. 

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.

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.  Spare one of yours to throw into my tip jar (less than a daily nickel) & BOOM... you've just helped support my work.  THANK YOU!
  • Access to Patron-only feed (new work, projects, shows, limited editions, auctions, events & shenanigans )
DOUBLE SCOOP
$2 or more per creation
Literally TWO TIMES MORE than one! Helps cover the associated credit card & processing fees.  There aren't any extra perks at this level, just twice the help & support for only one dollar more :)  THX!
EARLYBIRD
$3 or more per creation
Share a metaphorical coffee or beer with me.  You've just helped jump start my day or talk me down from some edgy anxiety spiral... THANK YOU!
  • 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 general feed)
  • A THANK YOU 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 postcard with every order
  • Personal 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 $100-level to reserve a live spot invitation)
VIP
$100 or more per creation
You'll get all of the above... plus I'll thank you personally via email/phone/video chat (whatever suits you best)
  • ALL previous rewards 
  • Reserved spot on the monthly Group Chat video call, so you will get to participate in real time and face-to-face
  • I hope you like surprises, because I'll be sending you a surprise gift box filled with things I picked out just for you (must be valid subscriber for 12+ months at this tier or contribute $500 initial pledge)
COMMERCIAL
$500 or more per creation
Geared for the professional, startup, or business looking for an inside track on all things digital, arty, 3d printing & techy, crowdfunding,  social media, software/hardware, etc
  • ALL previous rewards
  • 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 you're out there* )
$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.
  • I hope you like surprises, because I'll be sending you a surprise gift box filled with things I picked out just for you.
  • 1st dibs on limited editions & one-of-a-kind pieces
  • After 6+ months 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
14 of 100 patrons
100 patrons will start to give me enough to pay for 1 concept prototype 3d print each month or save up for some new software or other new tools.
1 of 1
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'm looking forward to getting things rolling with a little help from you.  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 (Me!).

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.

Have a look at the reward tiers to choose what makes best sense for you… & hey, I want to say that if you don’t choose to support my work this way or simply want to appreciate it from afar that is fine.  I really value your interest in my art regardless. 

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.

Join my story & help me blaze new trails!

Cheers,
Joshua

Recent posts by Joshua Harker

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.  Spare one of yours to throw into my tip jar (less than a daily nickel) & BOOM... you've just helped support my work.  THANK YOU!
  • Access to Patron-only feed (new work, projects, shows, limited editions, auctions, events & shenanigans )
DOUBLE SCOOP
$2 or more per creation
Literally TWO TIMES MORE than one! Helps cover the associated credit card & processing fees.  There aren't any extra perks at this level, just twice the help & support for only one dollar more :)  THX!
EARLYBIRD
$3 or more per creation
Share a metaphorical coffee or beer with me.  You've just helped jump start my day or talk me down from some edgy anxiety spiral... THANK YOU!
  • 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 general feed)
  • A THANK YOU 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 postcard with every order
  • Personal 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 $100-level to reserve a live spot invitation)
VIP
$100 or more per creation
You'll get all of the above... plus I'll thank you personally via email/phone/video chat (whatever suits you best)
  • ALL previous rewards 
  • Reserved spot on the monthly Group Chat video call, so you will get to participate in real time and face-to-face
  • I hope you like surprises, because I'll be sending you a surprise gift box filled with things I picked out just for you (must be valid subscriber for 12+ months at this tier or contribute $500 initial pledge)
COMMERCIAL
$500 or more per creation
Geared for the professional, startup, or business looking for an inside track on all things digital, arty, 3d printing & techy, crowdfunding,  social media, software/hardware, etc
  • ALL previous rewards
  • 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 you're out there* )
$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.
  • I hope you like surprises, because I'll be sending you a surprise gift box filled with things I picked out just for you.
  • 1st dibs on limited editions & one-of-a-kind pieces
  • After 6+ months 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)