The Ministry of Culture (Department of Studies, Foresight and Statistics) publishes, in co-publication with the Presses de Sciences Po, A book resulting from a call for proposals for research launched in 2015 with the Cultural Industries and Artistic Creation Laboratory of Excellence (labex Icca). The book presents six contributions from an unprecedented exploitation of data from three French platforms from 2010 to 2016: KissKissBankBank, Ulule and Touscoprod.

In France, funds raised through crowdfunding have continued to grow: from 78.3 to 336 million euros between 2013 and 2017. In 2017, €45 million was raised through crowdfunding grants to support cultural projects, 34% of which were in publishing and journalism, 31% in audiovisual and music, 26% in visual and performing arts and 9% in heritage.

The research carried out focuses on the modalities and effects of this funding model supported by digital: what is the profile of contributors and, more particularly, that of multi-contributors and relatives? While digital erases territorial constraints, is there a link between geographical proximity and contribution? Finally, what is the impact of this form of funding on cultural diversity: is it increased or modified, does the crowd of anonymous people support the same projects as the experts?

The six contributions that make up this book question in these different aspects this method of financing, often presented as an alternative to the traditional channels of financing culture.

Publication: 8 November 2018

€18 - ISBN: 978-2-72462330-7

A co-publication Ministry of Culture/ DEPS and the Presses de Sciences Po Studies