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Crowdfunding scheme for UK art launched

17 June 2014 Last updated at 11:02 GMT A crowdfunding scheme to help UK museums and galleries raise money for new projects has been launched by the Art Fund charity. Art Happens is asking the public to donate money for projects costing between £10,000 and £25,000. The...

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Crowdfunding in Scotland

Crowdfunding bars, bees, booze and cures By Steven McKenzie BBC Scotland Highlands and Islands reporter According to those involved, it is something that is becoming increasingly popular with entrepreneurs and the public. In Scotland, crowdfunding has helped to reopen a closed-down bar in Thurso, fund a beehive business in...

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The start-ups struggling to make a name through crowdfunding

Crowdfunding websites have caught the imagination of millions of web users, providing businesses and creative ventures with a platform to appeal for money. The likes of Kickstarter and Indiegogo are seen as pioneering a new internet funding model that has elements of investment and philanthropy. Less well-known sites - such...

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Arran Brewery in £4m crowdfunding move

Arran Brewery has become the latest Scottish brewer to turn to crowdfunding as it seeks to expand its operations. Arran is to launch an offer later this month in a bid to raise £4m. Crowdfunding is a way of raising equity by asking a large number of...

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'Superwoman' Nicola Horlick on crowdfunding venture

  Investment manager Nicola Horlick - known as 'Superwoman' - has been telling BBC Breakfast about her new 'crowdfunding' venture, Money&Co, which enables small companies to borrow money from the general public, rather than a bank. Ms Horlick admitted that for the people lending the money, "It's...

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Crowdfunding the arts in South Africa

Source: BBC   Money for a Monteverdi melody, and Bach for their buck. The Cape Consort is a Cape Town-based ensemble in search of investment to help them put on a concert. As with many struggling artists, they are in need of funding. After all, "musicians need to...

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