Kickstarter Changing The Way Art Is Funded In Detroit

“The power of the Kickstarter platform was illustrated earlier this year with the success of the effort to construct a RoboCop statue in Detroit — a project that raised more than $67,000 from 2,700 backers. What started as a joke — fueled by a dismissive tweet from Detroit Mayor Dave Bing — quickly became a reality when the project gained traction on the social Web as people passed around the link, tongues planted firmly in cheek.”

Source: Detroit Free Press 08/06/11