I’ve launched a Patreon page for my main project Ugress.
Patreon is a platform for artists to earn a monthly income by providing regular content directly to their fans. I’ve written a longform blogpost on ugress.com detailing my philosophy behind the Patreon, it can be summed up as follows:
My goal, is threefold:
- To create a “third space” where we can build a community and conversation away from the corporate social media platforms. Exactly what this can and shall be, will take some time to figure out, but the process will be exciting.
- To create a new economic leg for me to stand on, in addition to streaming, touring, grants, commissions and work for film and TV. The last few months of pandemic shutdown have demonstrated how critical it is to have multiple sustainable income streams.
- Future expansion. A long term goal is to be able to hire a part-time assistant. This will allow me to focus markedly more on creation and performance, and less on admin.
I’m very curious and excited about the possibilities here, and look forward to exploring this strand of the future. I hope there are strange monsters to befriend.