Who we are
The Kickstarter Arts team works with visual and performing artists, arts organizations, and cultural institutions to help them realize ambitious projects. By bringing a global community of creators and supporters of the arts together, we champion ideas that break new ground, elevate meaningful dialogue, and offer imaginative opportunities for public engagement.
To date, over 10,000 artistic projects have raised more than $70 million on Kickstarter across the art, dance, photography, and theater categories.
Kickstarter is also a Public Benefit Corporation, where we place our mission of bringing creating projects to life above the interest of shareholders. Maintaining a radically positive impact on society, especially for the arts, is a part of our defined goals. Head here to learn more.
Patton Hindle is the Director of Arts at Kickstarter where she oversees the Arts team. Hindle was previously the Director of Gallery and Institutional Partnerships at Artspace and is a founder and current partner at Lower East Side gallery, yours mine & ours. She is a co-author of the forthcoming second edition of How to Start and Run a Commercial Art Gallery. Hindle was raised in London and attended university in Boston.
Jessica Massart is the Senior Lead for dance and theater projects at Kickstarter. She collaborates with artists and organizations on crafting campaigns from the video and story to strategic outreach planning. Before joining Kickstarter, she directed marketing and communications for the likes of On the Boards, Performa, and the French Institute Alliance Francaise. She has also provided management for award-winning companies such as zoe | juniper and The Builders Association.
Daniel Sharp focuses on public art, political art, and photography projects at Kickstarter. As the Outreach Specialist, his work ranges from initiating conversations with potential creators to coaching projects before, during, and after launch. Sharp was formerly the founder and curator of a university public art organization, D/ART, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and is published in the Agora Journal of Urban Planning and Design.
Amelia Brod is the Outreach Specialist for Drip, Kickstarter’s new platform for artists and institutions to build sustainable support and community. Working across art and performance, Brod is invested in highlighting interdisciplinary practices, performances, and experimental spaces on Drip. Before Kickstarter, she worked on exhibitions and programs at SculptureCenter, Creative Time, and ArtTable. She also curates independently, including Order My Steps at BKSD (2018), and holds an MA in Curatorial Practice from the California College of the Arts