How five cre­ators use Pa­treon to fi­nance their art

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The Singer AMANDA PALMER 11,463 pa­trons* $40,715 per project Palmer uses Pa­treon funds for new al­bums, we­b­casts, per­for­mance art, and doc­u­men­taries. Fans get ex­clu­sive con­tent and a peek into her cre­ation process. The Pod­cast­ers CHAPO TRAP HOUSE 15,978 pa­trons $71,154 per month The founders of this left­ist pod­cast raised enough money to bring in ad­di­tional co­hosts by shar­ing ev­ery other episode ex­clu­sively with Pa­treon sup­port­ers. The An­i­ma­tors KURZGESAGT 8,388 pa­trons $30,368 per month Mu­nich-based de­sign stu­dio Kurzgesagt cre­ates quirky car­toons that ex­plain thorny top­ics. With Pa­treon, Kurzgesagt has grown from a one­man show to a team of 11. The Film­maker DREW SCANLON 3,099 pa­trons $20,061 per month Scanlon, a former videogame jour­nal­ist, cre­ates doc­u­men­taries about gam­ing cul­ture as he trav­els to far-flung lo­ca­tions. Pa­trons get Q&AS and bonus footage. The Builder SI­MONE GIERTZ 1,761 pa­trons $7,040 per month Fans of the Swedish in­ven­tor and Youtu­ber en­joy ac­cess to her videos, which re­volve around ill-fated ro­bot builds and dead­pan hu­mor, plus raf­fles and live streams.

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