The last project I wrote about here, Ruckus Amongstus, was a variety night in January, taking place at the Exapno new music community center in Brooklyn.
The evening was a great success, and everyone asked us to do it again soon. So we thought about what we could do next that would be bigger, better, and more awesome. And that's how we came up with RUCKUS NYC.
These kinds of concerts are full of lots of different musicians, filmmakers, and performers of all kinds. So instead of just sitting around all day sound-checking, we created a one-day conference about their art, and how they've built their careers. We've brought in people from companies like Tumblr and Kickstarter to talk about how they work, and how artists can use their platforms, and we've got successful artists who will present their own expereinces and talk about what worked, what didn't, and what experiments we can all try next.
The evening show will feature a huge range of performers, as usual, but this time we're live streaming the show for our $25 and up Kickstarter backers.
We can't have a bar this time, because we're doing the show in a new Rose theater at Cooper Union. But the space, and the connection to Cooper Union's community of artists is more than enough to make up for the lack of cocktails.
We think we've built a pretty amazing event that can really help artists connect with each other, learn new skills, and get better at creating careers on the internet. We'd love it if you'd take a look at our Kickstarter, let us know what you think about what we're doing, if there's a way we can do any of this better, and what you think the next steps should be.
We'd be especially honored if you wanted to join us for a full day of panels, presentations, and amazing performances. Here's the Kickstarter campaign:
And here's our tumblr, with videos from many of our performers: http://ruckusnyc.tumblr.com/
What do you think? Have we built something worthwhile?