Fri, Jun 23, 2017, 11:30 PM - Fri, Jun 23, 2017, 12:30 PM
'बैठक evenings with Sahapedia' in collaboration with Kiran Nadar Museum of Art presents a talk on 'Role Of Crowdfunding in Sustaining Cultural Ecosystems,' by Ishita Anand.
Date: 23rd June 2017
Venue: KNMA, Saket
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About the speaker:
Ishita Anand is the Founder and CEO of BitGiving, India’s leading online#crowdfunding platform which helps raise funds online for various projects –entrepreneurial, creative and social. Listed in Forbes 30 under 30 Asia 2017, Anand started her first venture at an early age of 22. Passionate about making impossible dreams come true through her fin-tech venture, she envisions revolutionising crowdfunding in India. Anand’s infectious energy, perseverance and foresightedness have helped BitGiving grow from a two-member company to a leader in the crowdfunding niche. An erstwhile film-maker, Anand is an alumnus of Lady Shri Ram College. She is also affiliated with the Lean In Foundation and is heading the circles for Women Entrepreneurs in India.
About the talk:
#Crowdfunding as a concept is important in #cultural ecosystems, such as#museums, heritage spaces and organisations, #art galleries, and other associated #institutions and individuals. Its significance lies not only in its utility as a #fundraising tool, but also in marketing, and in highlighting and raising awareness around relevant issues in the sector. Crowdfunding platforms are much more accessible and open to the general public than other funding options, and hence can potentially democratise the culture space. In a country so rich in its cultural and #historical diversity, with much knowledge and resources to be still tapped into in its regional and localised areas, it is important to explore and utilise the full potential of a platform such as this.
Internationally, cultural institutions, #artists, and museums have engaged with crowdfunding platforms to generate new kinds of support for their activities. Bit-giving, being a one of its kind crowdfunding platform in India, together with Sahapedia and KNMA, will explore the potential of this platform for activities in the culture sector in this #baithak.