Patreon is a place for creators, but we are also a home for places of creativity. That’s why we want to help local businesses like music venues, studios, clubs, and restaurants thrive during the coronavirus pandemic.
Patreon is here for you as your reliable foundation, to be the community you can count on, and a source of stability. We are committed to taking care of the platform that delivers your income. Here's what we're doing to help you during this tough time.
In short, COVID-19 brought on one of the strongest influxes of memberships that we’ve ever seen. And the message from the data is clear: membership works.
The creative economy is broken. Here's what we can do to fix it.
We've pulled together resources for fans looking to support creatives and artists looking for ways to garner support during the Covid-19 pandemic.
We're making playlists on Spotify and YouTube to raise awareness about the devastating effect Coronavirus is having on musicians.
Didn't have a chance to watch our Weird Stream-a-thon live stream show? Watch our benefit for creators impacted by COVID-19 here.
When Judith left her band Wir sind Helden, she was burnt out and ready for a change. Now the independent musician, writer, and podcaster is charting her own path on Patreon.
Rejecting the “new shiny” Hainbach is experimenting and connecting by finding new ways to make and share his music.
Pioneering musical act, Einstürzende Neubauten, have been expanding the limits of rock and industrial for over 40 years. To learn why independence has always been vital to the band's music, read on.
After studying painting at an art academy in Germany, surrealist painter Lioba Brueckner didn't feel prepared for a career as an artist. To find out how she went from having a day job to being a full-time painter, read on.
Through their niche method of “cultural exchange” and language learning, Easy German is teaching and inspiring students across the globe.
Readers love Berlin Food Stories for its unbiased take on where to eat in Germany's capital. Read on to learn why independence is so important its founder, Per Meurling (and to his hungry audience).
After her childhood love for drawing resurfaced, Sara knew the only way to follow her artistic dreams was quitting her day job. But then what?
Most fans don’t know what goes into making a song, but German “melodic trap” artist Rival is giving his audience a behind the scenes look at the intricate process with Patreon.
Ani DiFranco opens up about her new memoir, balancing family time with touring, and why she's always been an independent artist.
This month on Hang Time, Jack and Taryn are joined by Patreon Community Manager, Mindy Day, as well as creator and illustrator Jacqueline Chen of Chibird.
The internet turned Anne Geddes photography career upside down but now she’s using it to return to her creative work
Having a rough day? There's nothing like a hug from a penguin to get you feeling like yourself again. To hear Jacqueline Chen, the creator of Chibird, talk about the inspiration behind her motivational drawing series, watch now.
Major video games are usually made behind closed doors. But with Alice:Asylum, game designer American McGee’s latest project, he’s throwing all those rules out the window.
We asked our creator community about the most meaningful gifts they've received and their answers may surprise you.
The comedian, actor, and author Patton Oswalt shares how success means overcoming fear and not being afraid to start over.
#MadeWithPatrons is your opportunity to share a kickass project your patrons helped fund that makes you proud to be a creator. We’ll choose and share stories out on social media to celebrate all that amazing work with our community of other creators.
Want to learn more about what we're doing to make Patreon better for your patrons? Check out the final installment of our product series, Helping you Get and Keep More Patrons.
The rapper and self-made entrepreneur Killer Mike explains that true independence relies on interdependence.
Whitney Cummings isn’t afraid of making mistakes, instead she sees her failures for what they really are — steps to success.
To Paul Scheer, the award-winning performer, creative, and dad, success has more to do creating than selling yourself.
Hang Time is Patreon's monthly live stream with CEO Jack Conte and brand wiz Taryn Arnold. To learn more about Merch, #ThankYouPatrons day, and Patreon Assembly, read on.
When rapper Open Mike Eagle was called out in a tweet by pro-wrestler Shiloh Jonze, he didn't just tweet back — he put on spandex and got in the ring. To learn more about Open Mike Eagle's journey from rapper to wrestler, read on.
As part of our live Patreon Assembly event we hosted a creativity focused panel in San Francisco with local creators. Here’s what we learned.
Patreon is a place where you can have a more direct connection with your biggest fans. But what happens if a relationship between you and a patron becomes toxic? To learn more about what to do in this difficult situation, read on.
Maria Menounos is an entertainment journalist, a podcaster, a TV personality, and an occasional pro-wrestler. To hear her talk about the inspiration behind her new health and wellness podcast, Better Together, read on.
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