Patreon at SXSW: Day One on the Home of Creativity

The #HouseOfCreativity doorways are open

Patreon kicked off our Rainey Avenue residency at this time for SXSW, formally welcoming festival-going of us to our Home of Creativity. A hub for creators of every kind proper within the coronary heart of Austin, Texas, the Home of Creativity hosts collaborative programming, interactive displays, each day unique performances, and nightly, stay music showcases. We’ve been planning this factor for months, and at this time our workforce was PUMPED to welcome creators, artists, makers, and minglers from throughout the globe.

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What to do on the #HouseOfCreativity

Patreon’s Home of Creativity isn’t just your private home for showcases and classes, but additionally the proper place to take a look at our inspiring, artistic activations. Right here’s what you’ll be able to anticipate at our home:

  • Cease by our “Depart Your Mark” Visitor Wall, the place you’ll be able to share a snapshot and your artist story, plus your perspective on why artwork issues, and different subjects.
  • Go to our larger-than-life MadLib Wall and inform everybody what you’re creating, and what this yr and artistic freedom means for you.
  • Get artistic in our Confession Sales space, the place you’ll be able to reply prompts by recording issues like a message to your future self, a poem, or belt out your new hit single.
  • Curious concerning the creators on the Patreon platform? Put in your headphones and get to know a few of our creators at our Listening Stations.
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Monday’s daytime lineup

To start out issues off, we dove proper into the idea of artistic liberty: making what you need to make. Our very personal Creator Partnership Lead, Alexis Homosexual (who, by the way in which, simply hosted a panel right here on the steps required to launch and develop a membership enterprise), welcomed Keith Habersberger, Ned Fulmer, Zach Kornfeld, and Eugene Lee Yang — also referred to as The Strive Guys — to the stage to speak about taking threat, why making an attempt issues could make you a greater particular person, how Patreon helps them construct deeper connections with followers, and (after all) their steady pursuit of creativity.

“We need to present that making an attempt issues makes you a greater particular person.” — The Strive Guys

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Subsequent up, it was a Hannah-Trifecta (or, a trifectannah) when Hannah Hart and Hannah Gelb invited their pal actor/author/director Hannah Marks onstage for a stay taping of Hannalyze This! They dished on balancing perfectionism with self-worth — and the (usually hilarious) psychological well being foibles creatives face every day.

“Self consciousness at its worst will make you hesitant, and its finest makes you constructive. Enhancing your self is horrible nevertheless it does make you get higher.” — Hannah Hart of Hannahlyze This

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Hear-it-to-believe-it musical showcase

Look, we knew who had been confirmed to carry out Monday night time, nevertheless it’s totally different while you see it on paper after which it legit occurs earlier than your eyes. Check out this lineup.

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First to hit the stage was Novo Amor, a Welsh multi-instrumentalist with 1.2 million streams on YouTube for his local weather change aware music video, “Birthplace.” Then Angie McMahon, a younger Australian singer-songwriter who has opened for the likes of Bon Jovi, took the stage and slayed. After that Amanda Palmer, an enormous within the music trade, well-known for each her solo work, her band The Dresden Dolls, and as an advocate for “The Artwork of Asking” despatched the gang hovering. With a fast change of the set, Nika Danilova of Zola Jesus got here on subsequent to ship darkwave and goth vibes throughout her distinctive and uncommon solo set. Then, Cautious Clay took over, and the flute-playing soul-singer from Brooklyn (whose breakthrough single “Chilly Battle” was featured on the season premiere of HBO’s Insecure) get the viewers swaying. Rounding out the night time was Australian duo, Geowulf (aka Star Kendrick and Toma Banjanin) who introduced all their beachy-pop melancholy to our stage.

So sure, we went late into the night time, but when the quantity of cheering counts as an indicator — it was greater than price it!

Too enthusiastic about Tuesday to sleep

Oh, proper. All of that was solely DAY ONE. If it appeared like Monday was packed, it’ll be bananas to consider what’s on deck for tomorrow. Doorways open even earlier to convey you reside performances of three podcasts plus two vital panels, adopted by one other official showcase, offered in collaboration with Aquarium Drunkard and Gold-Diggers. Get all the main points right here.

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Get in on the motion

Are you in Austin and need to swing by? Ensure you register right here so you’ll be able to be a part of us.

Should you’re not native however would like to observe alongside, join with us on Twitter and Instagram. We’re stay tweeting the heck outta this week, so even should you can’t be there, you’ll get the great things.

Our workforce is past comfortable to be right here in Austin, and so very grateful to the parents at SXSW, and the amazingly gifted creators who made this all doable. We’ve received Texas-sized love for you all tonight, and might’t wait to be again on Rainey Avenue tomorrow.