Running a major platform like Blender Artists is not easy or cheap. We invest a LOT of time in keeping things running here, both at a technical level as well as in moderating the conversations and ensuring a more positive ‘vibe’ here (we think it’s starting to work!).
While we currently break even financially, having extra financial resources will greatly help us improve the platform with things like:
- Upgrade our storage (we’re burning through 3GB a week now and don’t want to clamp down user uploads - you need to be able to share your art!).
- Invest more in moderation and community activities.
- Invest more time in platform maintenance and optimization.
- Fund additional plugin or theme development to futher customise the forum.
You can help us by becoming a supporter on Patreon! We offer the following options:
- Casual Supporter - $2.50 or more per month
- Serious Supporter - $5 or more per month
- Commercial Supporter - $25 or more per month
Becoming a supporter at any level will remove the AdSense banners from the site. Perhaps you were already using an ad blocker, but now you won’t have to feel bad about it anymore
The Commercial Supporter tier gives access to the Promotions category and allows for 1 commercial post/bump per month + 2 days of global pinning. Each additional $10 will get you one extra day of pinning. See also the update on our commercial policy.
We also offer other options for commercial promotion, please send @bartv a private message to learn more about these.
Finally, all Patreons will also receive a supporters badge.
Can we count on your support?