How five creators use Patreon to finance their art
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.