Update: 3 July, 2017 – Thanks to everyone who has supported our fundraising efforts over the past six months! The end of June marked the official end of the campaign and we’re now getting to work on turning the plans into reality with the help of your generous support. Since we finished so close to the overall target, we’re leaving this page up for a few weeks and any late donations will be gratefully received and put to good use.
Since 2009, Dark Mountain has published books and brought together conversations which are ‘changing the environmental debate in Britain and the rest of Europe’ (New York Times). This is about facing our doubts and fears, being willing to go through despair rather than avoid it at all costs – and it’s also about the role of artists, storytellers and culture-makers in creating spaces where we no longer hold knowledge at arm’s length, but let it in and take the risk that it will change us.
From the start, Dark Mountain has been made possible by crowdfunding and the generosity of readers and supporters. In 2017, we’re asking for your help to create a new online home for the project that matches the breadth and beauty of the books we publish and creates more possibilities for you to get involved.
What do we want to do?
* Create a platform with lots more opportunities to publish and celebrate the work of writers, artists and musicians who are exploring the territory Dark Mountain opens up.
* Make it accessible – with a clearer design, more invitations for you to get involved, and a fuller picture of the work the project has already done.
* Make it easier to find each other and connect around Dark Mountain, both online and in the places where you live.
What will we spend the money on?
The first £20,000 will be spent on building a new site. It will pay for the time of a designer and a developer, as well as project management and technical costs.
The remaining £17,400 will go towards a part-time salary for an online editor and an editorial budget to be used to bring the site to life.
How can you help?
As of late June, we’re over 84% of the way to our target – and the main source of that funding is personal donations from supporters. You can donate through PayPal (you don’t need a PayPal account, by the way, there’s a link at the bottom of that page to pay by card):
If you’d prefer to send a bank payment, or if you have other questions, write to [email protected].
And please spread the word by sharing this campaign through your networks.
Thank you for your support.
The Dark Mountain Team
‘Through Dark Mountain I’ve got to know the most incendiary, challenging thinkers, writers and makers – far more earthily radical, visionary and mind-blowing than any other group or outlet I’ve come across in my life.’
‘Changing the environmental debate in Britain and the rest of Europe.’
New York Times
‘Dark Mountain is asking the questions which need to be asked, and brings together much of the new thinking on the big issues almost everyone else neglects.’
‘The world’s slowest, most thoughtful think tank.’
‘Dark Mountain is a radical project, and a brilliant one, capable of opening your eyes in the encircling twilight.’