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Edmonton needs more venues for art exhibitions like Capricious! - MasterMaq.ca Blog
Does Edmonton need more venues for showcasing and enjoying local contemporary art? Miranda Sayer thinks so. She's an independent curator and is the organizer of Capricious!, a month-long pop-up art exhibition that would feature the work of a number of local artists, if only it had a venue. Miranda got in touch with me a few weeks ago to talk about the project, and highlighted the crowdfunding aspect. She is using RocketHub, a platform similar to Kickstarter except that it is focused on "creatives" and works in Canada. The RocketHub mission page boldly proclaims that the platform is "the foundation for the new creative economy." While that might be a bit of a stretch, it is a smart way to fundraise. So far Capricious! has raised $595, or about 14% of the goal ($4500). All of the funds raised will go toward making the show happen and each funding level from $10 and up features a variety of rewards. Miranda Sayer, the independent curator behind Capricious! While I was indeed interested