Become a Patron of Incognita Enterprises
To date, all our works have been created via crowd-funding, courtesy of our awesome supporters and/or sponsorship from equally awesome businesses, and while we will still do stand-alone crowdfunding campaigns via the Australian Cultural Fund and the Documentary Australia Foundation for individual projects from time to time, we are bringing all our projects together under Patreon to help us streamline the fundraising process and cover the day-to-day business expenses that our projects accrue, so that we can continue to create the work that you – our fabulous extended Incognita family – have come to know us for!
Why are we putting most of our new extended and behind-the-scenes content behind what is essentially a paywall?
We have several projects on the go for 2020 and sadly, bills and expenses for creating these projects don’t pay themselves. As we pay for most of the early development and most of the pre-production out of our own pockets at the moment, it is starting to get expensive to cover all those costs for these projects from our own private salaries. We are applying for funding and grants, but in the current climate, none of those applications are guaranteed to be successful.
After a chat about this with one of our brilliant extended Incognita family from the USA (hello Emma!), she suggested we build a special community who would help us cover these costs via small monthly subscriptions. We weren’t sure about doing this (it’s taken us two years to implement this suggestion), or even how to do this, but then we found Patreon – a system built for artists to support their work that would enable us to form an VIP club of our supporters who would welcome exclusive access to behind the scenes content, sneak peeks of the work and more – and would be happy to pay a small amount each month to help us continue to create content. So … here we are!
Click on the button below to find out all about the Patreon system and all the amazing rewards we have on offer – starting for as little as $2!
Want to know a bit more before heading to our Patreon page?
Here is a gallery of screenshots of a small sample of the VIP Membership Tiers we have on offer at Patreon, to give you an idea of what’s on offer (there are 11 in total!):
So, if you’d like to help support our ongoing work, and get some awesome rewards that are exclusive to our Patreon Peeps*, just click on the button below to to go our Patreon profile, choose a Membership Level crammed with LOADS of interesting stuff you can’t get anywhere else, according to what you feel you’d like to contribute and voila! You become one of our amazing, highly valued Patrons and the recipient of our deep gratitude and appreciation.
We look forward to officially welcoming you to the extended Incognia family!
Some notes regarding how Patreon works:
- All Membership Tier Subscription Fees are in US dollars.
- In the interests of transparency, here’s how your monthly Membership Subscription gets shared between us and Patreon:
- Patreon takes 8% of our earnings every month as an administration fee, plus processing fees for each transaction made through their system.
- So, if you sign up to support us in our $2 per month Membership Tier for example, Patreon take $0.16 (8%) + $0.20 (processing fee – 5% + $0.10) = $0.36 of your $2 monthly payment, leaving us with $1.64 per month.
- If you join the $5 per month Membership Tier, as another example, Patreon takes $0.40 (8% admin fee) + $0.45 (processing fee – 2.9% + $0.30) = $0.85 of your $5 monthly payment, leaving us with $4.15 per month.
- Every tier below $3 is charged at the $2 rate example as outlined above, every tier above $3 is charged at the $5 rate example as outlined above.
- You will be charged your monthly Membership Subscription as soon as you pledge to support us at the tier amount you choose. After that, you will be billed by Patreon on the 1st of every month.
- All transactions are handled by Patreon on secure servers and according to your country of residence legal requirements
- You can choose to stop payment to us at any time via your Patreon Membership account settings.
You can find Patreon’s Help Page for more information about the service here: https://support.patreon.com/hc/en-us
Thank you in advance for your support.
* We coined the phrase “Patreon Peeps”, it’s not an official Patreon term or title, but that’s likely how we’re going to refer to you from here in in … fair warning 😉