Become A Community Patron
Become a patron and supporter of The Artist's Manifesto and join an exclusive community of creatives dedicated to following their artistic inspiration simply for the sake of it.
The Patrons' Area is where supporters of The Artist's Manifesto, creative people from all walks of life, have access to patron-only content that expands and reinforces the principles found in the book.
How to gain the freedom to create without fear of rejection.
How your creative mind works & how to direct it towards your own ends.
Why hacks & shortcuts that clever marketers sell you don't work.
How to build a following around your work that supports you
Coming To The Patron Area
I'm constantly refreshing existing, and developing new content that expands and compliments The Artist's Manifesto philosophy. Here's some of what you can enjoy in the Patron Community Area.
MP3 Audiobooks & Private Podcasts
Video Tutorials & Inside Look
Helpful Docs, Tools & PDF Downloads
Access to Patron only content
eBooks in Mobi, ePub & PDF Format
Weekly Articles on Creativity & Work
What Readers Are Saying
Love your writing. A lot of of it seems like it was written specifically for me. Keep up the good work!
I haven't even read this one yet, but I love @LarryGMaguire 's Blog, so I already know this entry will be good!
Choose Your Patronage Level
Becoming a patron helps keep the The Artist's Manifesto philosophy alive and ensures more creative people receive its message. Show the love make a monthly donation of your choice below. And don't forget - you can opt in and out as you please, no questions asked.
the €5 Tier
For about the price of a pint, you can access these rewards
The €10 Tier
At the €10 level I get another jar and you get the following rewards.
The Premium Tier
Providing I'm still upright, you get the following at €50
Your Patron's Guarantee
If for any reason after becoming a patron, you feel that the community is no longer for you, or that financially you can't afford to be a patron right now, you can quit any time without question. Just log into your Patreon account and cancel.
I realise you may have some questions. Check out the frequently asked questions that should help you decide what level of patronage at which you would like to support The Artist's Manifesto.
What exactly is Patronage?
Patron (n.); pater (genitive patris) "father" (see father (n.)). Meaning "one who advances the cause" (of an artist, institution, etc.)
At the time of the renaissance in Europe, many artists were supported by generous patrons who provided them with food, shelter and financial support so that they could create beautiful things. Here, patronage (or membership) is built with the Patreon platform and unlike other membership websites, it hinges on the idea that you decide how much you want to contribute based on the value you receive from the content creators produce.
Not have a Patreon account yet? Set one up here.
Patreon eh? I'm not familiar with the site. Can I trust it?
For creators, Patreon is a way to generate an income by sharing the stuff we make with people who like to consume it. Design work, crafts, video production, whacky garage projects, art, fashion, you name it. If you make something and want to make a few quid from it, or even a living, then Patreon is no a bad place to start.
For fans and supporters, Patreon is a way to connect with artists, writers, musicians, videographers, podcast producers, and whacky garage project dudes and help them out by pledging a couple of quid per month so that they can keep making cool stuff.
How does Patreon take my payment?
Patreon process your monthly pledge via credit card or PayPal account. You can cancel any time you wish from within your Patreon account.
How much does patronage cost?
You can decide what exactly you want to contribute from zero upwards to whatever level you wish. However, I have made patronage levels with specific rewards that you can sign up for. See the Patronage Levels above for details.
How long does patronage last?
Again, you decide. Maybe you want to support my work for only one month, maybe one year or maybe for the foreseeable future. You get to opt in or out, or change your patronage level at your own discretion. Just login to your account and set the patronage level you wish.
What are the rewards levels?
There are five preset patrons levels starting at €0 up to €50/month. I made three of these visible above simply because there was not the page width to display all five. So here's a break down of all five patron levels.
€0 LEVEL - Access To Patron Content
At the zero level you'll be essentially following the material I create and publish. Material such as articles, videos, photos and other content. Some content I create will not be accessible at the zero level and you'll need to upgrade to view it.
€1 LEVEL - Increased Access To Patron Content
At the €1 patron level you'll have increased access to patron only content, receive the short form version of The Artist's Manifesto, help me keep the podcast advert free, 10% off my books and merch and generally support me in my work.
€5 LEVEL - Buy Me A Pint, Plus...
At the €5 level of patronage, you'll receive the lower tier rewards, help me self-publish The Artist's Manifesto, get your name mentioned in the book acknowledgements section, and a paperback copy of The Artist's Manifesto.
€10 LEVEL - Get The MP3 Audiobook
Things are picking up a tad at this level of patronage. Your contribution helps make a difference to the work I do to a more significant degree. At this level you get access to all the lower tier rewards plus The Artist's Manifesto MP3 audiobook and the 21 limited edition postcard prints. You can find out about the postcards here.
€50 LEVEL - Premium Level Rewards
The €50 level is currently the top level reward you can access. If you really dig the stuff I make then this patronage level is for you. Like all patronage levels, the €50 level might be a once off contribution and if so that's very welcome indeed. At this level you get all lower level rewards plus signed first edition paperback, and The Artist's Manifesto Journal currently in design.
How can I access patron only content?
When you click any of the buttons on this page you will be directed to the Patreon website where your payment details will be recorded and your account set up. After you have successfully set up your account, you can login here.
I signed up. Now how do the rewards come to me?
When you sign up at Patreon, you will be prompted to add your postal address depending on the tier of patronage you choose (the lower tiers don't require a postal address). Physical products will then be posted to you. Digital products like PDF and MP3 links will be emailed to you.
I didn't get the rewards I expected. What do I do?
If for some reason you didn't receive the patronage rewards you were expecting, firstly, check your account and verify the reward tier you're currently on is accurate. If something is still amiss, shoot me an email and I'll sort it out for you.