A lot of artists I know are using Kickstarter or Indiegogo right now to raise money for projects. Check out the following videos and give them money!
1. TEENAGE WASTELAND OF THE ARTS is a Los Angeles artist collective for teens aged 14-19. It's directed by Lee Lynch and Thorbjorg Jonsdottir.
"Our current project is a two night gallery show at Human Resources scheduled for May 18th and 19th, consisting of work made by the teen artists in the collective. As well as the gallery show, we are planning to release a DVD catalouge with work by members of the collective, including work from the show."
2. INDEPENDENT SHAKESPEARE COMPANY gives free performances of Shakespeare in LA's Griffith Park throughout the summer.
3. THEORY OF HAPPINESS is a film by Gregory Gan, with a soundtrack by composer Marc Sabat.
"Deep in the Ukrainian countryside, a group of people are trying to discover happiness through mathematical formulas. Will they succeed, or do dreams of utopia inevitably turn into a veritable nightmare?"
4. STAR is one of seventeen plays that make up Erik Ehn’s Soulographie. It is being presented by Katie Shook, Eric Lindley, and Sibyl O'Malley.
"With original music and puppetry, Star conjures the hallucinatory visions of a jazz singer working at a Kansas City Starbucks and bent toward revenge. Insidious cultural and economic appropriations—smooth jazz and Salvadorian/Guatemalan/Rwandan coffee beans—permeate an atmosphere flitting with caffeine fairies, poisoned dogs, and the vague foreboding of consequence."
5. THE ACCIDENTAL INSIGHT OF SEBASTIAN KRAINE is a piece by Dominik Krzanowski, a self-taught magical craftsman and theatrical story-teller.
"Our hero, Mr. Kraine, a recluse but imaginative watch maker adrift in fantasy is forced from passivity to agency by a force he can’t see or understand. The fantastical story is told in a series of mystical vignettes employing Dominik’s years of magical experience and craftsmanship. Watch as Mr. Kraine struggles to understand the unknown and unseen forces at work in his life.