CGPress launches crowdfunding campaign
(Update) Patreon campaign has been cancelled.
If you enjoy reading CGPress and would like to continue to do so, please consider contributing through Patreon (link removed). We’re running a campaign for 30 days to gather needed funds to be able to continue operating the site. Latest update: 27 days left – Goal: $8000.
Why: CGPress is growing fast, due to this we’re receiving more information each day to publish. This means we need to hire artists to help us handle this information, and we need to compensate them appropriately. The income is not growing at the same rate, so we are running a campaign for 30 days to gather the needed funds to be able to continue running the site. If we don’t get close to the number, it’ll be time to pack up and leave. (All or nothing – exciting, isn’t it?)
What’s at stake: Thanks to technology, for the first time in history we artists can have our own news media that reaches the whole world. While we face new challenges that surface, we now have the possibility of running a digital printing press that expresses and defends the interests of artists – thus the name of the site, the CG Artists’ Press, or CGPress. We have published news and articles dealing with subjects you will find nowhere else, we have an editorial line known for its independence, and while we regularly receive offers for publishing paid content, we have not published a single sponsored news article, ever. We have declined to accept dozens of presents from companies through the years to maintain our independence, we are one of the very few sites that publish quality, trustable, thorough reviews. Our organization’s only focus is on delivering news and content with the goal of helping fellow artists and studios, and thanks to this we have no conflicts of interest in news reporting. Together with readers, we have collectively helped artists get jobs, build careers, fund artists’ crowdfunding campaigns, helped software get ported to other platforms, changed the direction of software development, and in essence, helped build a friendlier, healthier, better ecosystem for artists at large.
News media plays an essential role in society, one that cannot be left in the hands of maximization of revenue. CGPress will always be a guarantee that artists’ voices and interests will be heard, and that they will be the #1 priority.
We believe in these ideas, we believe this site is necessary. The decision is up to you.
Thank you for listening.
Note: to make it easier for people to participate we’ve launched a sales & discounts news channel that will hopefully help you save some money while you contribute to CGPress (or at least break it even).
Developers who’d like to see this site continue to thrive or would just like to give more exposure to what they sell are welcome to offer exclusive discounts through the above channel. We ask for no commissions and direct those interested to your sites. Please use the Contact Us form on our site.***
Note II: If you’d like to help CGPress and have an idea that does not fit into any of the categories of our Contact Us, too.
*** We at CGPress will do our best to respond to any comment, request, or concern, within 48 hours of submission. Typically we will not respond on weekends, so any inquiry made late on a Friday, will be addressed and replied to the following Monday.