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Watch: A Day in the Life of a Creator in Quarantine

In this video Jack Conte asks three YouTube stars to film a typical day under quarantine to get a glimpse of how they are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 07, 2020

10 Tips for Creativity During a Global Pandemic

To help boost your creative spirits during the coronavirus pandemic, we’re sharing 10 inspiring ideas from Patreon Co-Founder and CEO, Jack Conte.

March 27, 2020

How Award-Winning Photographer Anne Geddes is Taking Back Her Creative Career

The internet turned Anne Geddes photography career upside down but now she’s using it to return to her creative work

December 30, 2019

Interview with illustrator Jacqueline Chen, creator of Chibird

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.

December 19, 2019

The Perfect Holiday Gift Guide For Your Favorite Creator

We asked our creator community about the most meaningful gifts they've received and their answers may surprise you.

December 18, 2019Caitlin White

American McGee Is Changing the Way Video Games Are Made

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.

December 18, 2019

Comedian Patton Oswalt Talks Creative Risk, Fear, and Creating Something New

The comedian, actor, and author Patton Oswalt shares how success means overcoming fear and not being afraid to start over.

December 13, 2019

Kate Allan Is Drawing so We Can All Feel Better

Kate Allan describes her art as "Lisa Frank meets your therapist." But she isn't just drawing sparkly unicorns so we can feel better — she's doing it so she can feel better, too.

December 12, 2019

Show Us What You’ve #MadeWithPatrons

#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.

December 11, 2019

Killer Mike Explains How ‘Overnight Success’ Can Take A Decade Of Planning

The rapper and self-made entrepreneur Killer Mike explains that true independence relies on interdependence.

December 06, 2019Caitlin White

Whitney Cummings Fearlessly Transmutes Failure Into Success

Whitney Cummings isn’t afraid of making mistakes, instead she sees her failures for what they really are — steps to success.

December 04, 2019Caitlin White

Why Paul Scheer's Secret to Success is Putting Creativity First

To Paul Scheer, the award-winning performer, creative, and dad, success has more to do creating than selling yourself.

December 02, 2019

Why Would a Rapper Get in the Ring with a Pro-Wrestler? Ask Open Mike Eagle.

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.

November 26, 2019

Maria Menounos Believes Healing Should Be A Group Activity

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.

November 20, 2019

#ThankYouPatrons — All 4 million of you ❤️

On November 19, 2019 we celebrate the real MVPs - patrons. It's #ThankYouPatrons day, and we're thanking the 4 million patrons who have sent over $1 billion to creators.

November 18, 2019

Issa Rae in conversation with Jack Conte

At Assembly, our very own Jack Conte got to chat with Issa Rae, the creator, writer, and star of HBO’s Insecure and the award-winning web series, Awkward Black Girl. Issa is also the founder of two production companies, and has 1,000+ patrons on Patreon.

November 13, 2019

An Acoustic Set from Indie Rock Band Local Natives

Indie rock band Local Natives share a stripped down set of songs from their latest album.

November 13, 2019Caitlin White

A Special Performance by Gabbie Hanna

Gabbie Hanna shares her newest songs while also imparting wisdom on mental health and getting to the other side of darkness.

November 13, 2019

Whitney Cummings and Paul Scheer on Creativity

Comedians Whitney Cummings and Paul Scheer discuss social media, creativity, and why now is the best time to be a creator.

November 13, 2019

Creativity is Power with Jack Conte

Jack Conte talks about the future of creativity and empowering artists to have sustainable careers.

November 13, 2019

Creative Control with Killer Mike

Activist, businessman, and Grammy award-winning artist Killer Mike talks about creative control.

November 13, 2019Caitlin White

Patton Oswalt in conversation with Scout Tafoya

Comedian Patton Oswalt and film critic Scout Tafoya discuss pop culture, film history, and the importance of uncritically acclaimed work.

November 13, 2019

Why Film-critic Scout Tafoya Sees Beauty In Unloved Cinema

Film critic Scout Tafoya got a big surprise when comedian Patton Oswalt gave him a shout out on The Best Show podcast. To learn why Oswalt is so smitten by Scout Tafoya's series, The Unloved, read on.

November 13, 2019

Watch: These Artists Don't Need Permission to Pursue Music

Learn why musicians like Kap G and Damone Tyrell aren't waiting for permission to create music, and what artistic ownership means to them.

November 05, 2019

Watch: Why Rapper Kap G Prioritizes Creative Freedom

For rapper Kap G, authenticity is everything. To learn more about how Kap G tells his story through hip hop, watch now.

November 05, 2019

Watch: Artist Aja Kahti on the Joy of Creative Control

Atlanta based artist and musician Aja Kahti doesn't need permission to create music. She gives that to herself. To learn more about what creative ownership means to Aja, watch now.

November 05, 2019

Introducing Spotify Playlist #2, Patreon Assembly

It's amazing how music can make you feel connected, even if you're listening to it in your headphones. If you're in need of a little togetherness, check out our latest Spotify playlist.

October 30, 2019

Why Rapper Kap G Prioritizes Creative Freedom

Rapper Kap G shares how he successfully speaks to his community while pursuing creative control.

October 29, 2019

Artist Aja Kahti on the Joy of Creative Control

Aja Kahti is drawn to music to express her purest ideas; here’s how she takes ownership of her entrepreneurial path to preserve her creativity.

October 28, 2019

Christine McConnell's Pivot from Netflix to Membership

When Christine McConnell's Netflix show got canceled, instead of wallowing in her sorrows, she got to work. To learn how the artist is funding her new show through membership, read on.

October 28, 2019

Interview with Alissa White-Gluz, Lead Vocalist of Arch Enemy

Alissa White-Gluz is one of the most versatile vocalists in metal today. To learn about her life in metal, and why Patreon is right for her and her fans, watch now.

October 14, 2019

Navigating the Music Industry

What’s the best way to navigate today’s music industry? Pop culture journalist Caitlin White and Patreon managing editor, Erica Campbell chat about music, the industry, and how even the world’s biggest pop stars aren’t immune to its downside.

October 11, 2019Caitlin White

The Musicians Guide to Success on Patreon

We asked our creator partnership lead Joe Barham how musicians can use Patreon to cut out the middleman and connect with fans, here's what we learned!

October 03, 2019

Announcing Patreon Assembly: A Digital Summit for Artists and Creators

On November 2nd, 2019, we will livestream the first-ever Patreon Assembly, a digital summit for artists and creators featuring Killer Mike, Issa Rae, Patton Oswalt, Hannah Hart, and more.

October 01, 2019

How Anthony Fantano Went From Radio Intern to "the Internet's Busiest Music Nerd"

According to Spin magazine, Anthony Fantano is “today’s most successful music critic.” But it wasn't always that way. To learn about Fantano's journey from unpaid intern to "the internet's busiest music nerd," read on.

September 18, 2019

20 Tips on Getting Organized from Creators

Being organized doesn’t have to stunt your creativity, in fact, it can be a huge help! Here’s are 20 tips from creators to help you get organized.

September 17, 2019

20 Work and Life Balance Quotes from Successful Creators

We’ve tapped 20 creators to find out their best tips (and some things not to do) to help you find the perfect work and life balance!

September 12, 2019

How to Find Work-Life Balance as a Creator

How do you balance your creative work with all the other aspects of your life? Our creative community gave us a little insight into how they manage their time.

September 11, 2019

How to Find a Work-Life Balance as a Full-Time Creator

Wondering how to live a full life while also working full-time as a creator? We’ve checked in with three different Patreon creators to hear how they make it work.

September 11, 2019

How to Find Work-Life Balance as a Part-Time Creator

How do you balance your creative work with all the other aspects of your life, including a 9-5? Our creative community gave us a little insight into how they manage their time.

September 11, 2019

How to Find Work-Life Balance as a Side Hustle Creator

Is your creative work your side hustle? If so, learn how to find balance, make a schedule, and build a creative life that works for you.

September 10, 2019

Hannah Witton is Here to Show Us How to Manage Time

No time? No worries! YouTuber, podcaster, and author Hannah Witton gave us her tried and true time management tips!.

September 09, 2019

A Quick Guide to Finding Balance and Creative Independence

Learn how the creators behind Crime Junkies and The Try Guys have found balance through creative independence.

September 04, 2019

Glen Henry on Balance, Business, and Beleaf in Fatherhood

Glen Henry gives us a behind the scenes look at the business of fatherhood.

September 03, 2019

The Patreon Creator’s Guide to Managing Work and Family

From changing their environment to recording podcasts while the kids are in bed, six Patreon creators reveal their secrets to juggling work and family.

August 08, 2019

Planet Prudence Talks Connection and Community

Learn how Prudence Geerts creates webcomics and illustrations while connecting with her community.

July 31, 2019

6 tips about self-care from creators at VidCon 2019

Since creator burnout is real, we went to VidCon 2019 to see what video creators do to stay ahead of it. To see their tips on self-care, read on.

July 31, 2019

Team Offsite Ideas Perfect for Creators

Whether you're a business of one or one hundred, here are creator inspired offsite ideas to help you connect with your team!

July 29, 2019

Top Vacation Spots for Creators

Hit the road, zone out, and hone into your creativity with these top vacation spots for creators.

July 26, 2019

5 Patreon Travel Content Creators You Should Already Be Following

Pack your bags and grab your passport. These five travel content creators will give you a major dose of wanderlust.

July 25, 2019

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