Patreon at SXSW: Day Two on the Home of Creativity

The #HouseOfCreativity was again and action-packed on Day Two

ICYMI, Patreon has taken up residency on historic Rainey Road within the coronary heart of Austin, Texas, for the SXSW competition. We formally opened the doorways to our Home of Creativity yesterday, and had a tremendous day full with a panel starring The Attempt Guys, a dwell taping of the Hannahlyze This podcast, and a marathon musical showcase that includes six superb artists, rocking nicely into the evening. We have been pumped to ship a day of inventive collaboration and celebration with the oldsters on the competition.

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However first, Patreon reps Innovation Coverage Day

Earlier than the occasions even started on the #HouseOfCreativity, Weston Dombrowski from our authorized staff represented our group on a panel to speak about how the EUs method in the direction of regulation each stifles innovation and places impartial creators in danger. Learn Weston’s weblog submit on Artwork13 right here.

“With the web, everyone seems to be a copyright holder….We’re profitable when the creator group is succesful.” — Weston Dombrowski

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Happenings on the #HouseOfCreativity

Along with the superior activations we debuted yesterday — you recognize, the larger-than-life MadLib Wall, the Confession Sales space, the Depart Your Mark thought wall, and our Creator Listening Stations — our companions got here by means of with superb experiences on Tuesday. First up, Acast hosted podcast fortune telling plus an superior goodie sales space so our visitors may get straight to the good things. And Amplifier confirmed up for some customized creation on the fly, providing dwell, personalised t-shirt design printing all day. Of us have been inspired to choose the sketch of their selection (by Patreon creator, Roman Muradov!) and their shirt measurement, after which sit again as magic occurs. TL;DR the swag sport was sturdy with Patreon right this moment, y’all.

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Tuesday’s daytime lineup

We actually went for it on Tuesday, internet hosting FIVE performances and panels from common creators in an try to ansswer one of the crucial necessary questions a creator can ask themselves: “how do I exploit my platform for good?” Day 2 delivered.

To begin right this moment’s programming we dove proper in with a dwell taping of the wildly common podcast, Watch What Crappens! Our companions, Acast, introduced the hosts, Ben Mandelker and Ronnie Karam, up on stage for a dialog masking every part and something associated to Bravo TV exhibits, particularly all of the gossipy recaps. Whereas there have been many superb moments, probably the most notable was when none aside from Jax Taylor shocked all of us by becoming a member of the podcast hosts for an impromptu interview.

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Subsequent, a panel of highly effective girls took the stage to have a dialogue asking if something has truly modified in Hollywood within the a long time because the 90s. Take a look at this superb thread on The Woman Energy Fantasy capturing the dialog between award-winning journalist and creator Allison Yarrow of 90’s Bitch, Fanshen Cox Digiovanni, and Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith — moderated by Christy Gressman. They lined plenty of territory from the origination and evolution of the phrase ‘bitch’ to inclusion riders to the way to resolve the issue of illustration in leisure.

“We inform our personal damned tales.” — Fanshen Cox Digiovanni to a lot applause from the viewers on the #HouseOfCreativity

Key takeaways from this unbelievable dialog?

  1. Franshen says: Inform your tales, your distinctive tales. Get your tales on the market.

  2. Ali provides: If you recognize somebody with much less privilege, share your platform and uplift different voices.

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Then? Properly, issues received bizarre when greatest associates for over a decade, Grace Helbig and Mamrie Hart, took the stage. They joined us for a dwell taping of their podcast, This May Get Bizarre, the place they informed tales and answered questions from the viewers (for the report, if Mamrie needed to be a tree, she’d be a gumdrop tree, however Grace thought that query was too invasive, thankyouverymuch). And in true TMGW type, an viewers member volunteered to indicate the hosts his naked ft — it was enjoyable (enjoyable and a bit of bizarre), however principally it was great having Grace and Mamrie with us right this moment.

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Subsequent it was time for Kati Morton, a licensed therapist and YouTube content material creator, and Gloria Kellet (government producer and co-showrunner of Netflix’s One Day at a Time) to have a dialog about Utilizing Your Platform for Good: Let’s Discuss About Psychological Well being. The duo mentioned what we are able to do to actively deal with ourselves and people round us. The session was stuffed with sensible recommendation to spice up positivity and we captured numerous beautiful concepts in this thread.

“If I’m having a foul day, I take time to depart good feedback for on social media for different folks and it makes me really feel higher but in addition begins a wave of positivity.” — Kati Morton

“Sure – anytime you set positivity on the market, you obtain it.” — Gloria Kellet

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The #HouseOfCreativity closed out daytime programming with one other look from The Attempt Guys. This time they recorded a dwell podcast present the place filled with tales about their experiences as content material creators and greatest associates who’ve made a residing regardless of failing upwards.


The Enterprise of Creating with Jack Conte

We by no means need to miss a chance to attach with creators, so in-between programming on the #HouseOfCreativity, Patreon co-founder and CEO, Jack Conte, gave a chat throughout city on The Enterprise of Creating. The room was packed as Jack passionately spoke about why artwork is so necessary, and the way creators positively influence society, and why working exhausting to make lovely issues is value it.

“Life is a by no means ending trash hearth and artwork makes all of it value it. Artwork is the very best a part of residing – it provides life which means.” — Jack Conte

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“There’s a complete technology of creators who’re making lovely, life-changing artwork that’s reaching hundreds of thousands of individuals worldwide. However artists aren’t handled like viable members of society.” — Jack Conte

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Pure, unadulterated, dwell music

As evening fell on our second day at SXSW our #HouseOfCreativity remodeled right into a vacation spot for unbelievable dwell music. Tonight, in partnership with Aquarium Drunkard and Gold-Diggers , we introduced 6 superb acts to the stage. Tuesday’s SXSW showcase kicked off with RF Shannon, who helped us transition into the evening with their soulful desert blues, enchanting the viewers instantly. Then we heard from Jess Williamson and associates, and the a Texan singer-songwriter’s intimate present was simply what we would have liked after a busy day. After that William Tyler graced the stage. A guitarist hailing from Nashville (who can be a member of Lambchop and Silver Jews), William introduced a soulful acoustic vibe that the group beloved. Subsequent up, The Cactus Blossoms got here on and shared some lovely sounds late into the Austin evening. An Americana duo touring exhausting for his or her latest album, Simple Approach, we have been thrilled to have them on stage. Then we switched gears and White Denim, a psychedelic rock band from Austin — who has toured with Wilco, simply sayin’ — got here on and introduced the social gathering. To shut out the evening, Y La Bamba took over with their indie folks tunes from Portland.

Our final present began at 1am, y’all. We went late into the evening however we had such a blast we kinda want the enjoyable by no means ended. Fortunately, we all know Day three goes to be simply as epic.

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Prepared for spherical three?

Tomorrow is our third and closing day on the #HouseOfCreativity, and we’re wrapping up our Rainey Road residency with a see-it-to-believe-it lineup. Doorways open at 12midday; we’ll have participating activations all day lengthy, extra panels and performances whereas the solar’s out, and at evening we’re bringing six extra artists on stage to shut out what’s been on the very best weeks of our lives. The Patreon staff feels so honored to be right here, and we thanks a lot for becoming a member of us on this trip. See you tomorrow!

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