In order to do this I have launched a crowd-funding campaign. My goal is to raise $30,000. About $26,000 will go toward the site, $2,000 to pay the campaign fees, and $2,000 to be held in reserve for future marketing.
I need your help! First and foremost I need sponsors. If you liked the website and want to see my little Pinocchio come back as the Jolly Green Giant, I urge you to step up and offer whatever you can. If you want to sponsor the re-creation of the Art Model Place, please visit the campaign website and make a donation. $20 is great, $100 is fantastic! If you are connected in your neighborhood to any Patrons of the arts or friends who might like to support this, we need as much help promoting as possible. Share the word! Share the campaign link on your Facebook page and forward this email to anyone you think would like to help out. In order to offer prizes to people who sponsor the site and make a donation, I'm asking for contributions in the form of handmade art, crafts and trinkets. Just let me know what you want to make and how many, and I'll add it/them to the 'perks' offered in the campaign. If you want to design a logo to put on shirts or flyers, that would be great too. Got a connection for a silk-screener and cheap t-shirts to print on, even better. If you are in LA and want to help me write/film/edit a video clip for this campaign, that would be an amazing benefit.
With your help, we can raise the funds needed to resurrect AMP for all time.
Recap - Art Model Place is a networking site that caters to Art Models, Artists and Educators. It will provide listings of models and employers, connecting the industry like never before. Everyone who is a part of the site will have a personal profile and the ability to network with other professionals in the biz. Tools will be provided to automate and streamline the networking / booking process, as well as rating systems on the models to introduce accountability for the first time. Cost to be on the site will be extremely low, around $1 per month to make it affordable to everyone in our industry. We're only charging enough to legitimize the site and allow it to be self-maintaining...
So PLEASE if you want to help with this, please go to the campaign and make a donation, start sharing the link, and email me with details of any other help you'd like to provide.