Support the Project

We are a not-for-profit project and rely on your donations to stay alive. If you like what we do, and want to see it continue, then please do lend your support. See the different ways to help below, including how to receive our special postcard packs!

We are currently on 1435 “Friends”

65 needed to reach our goal of 1500

(Count updated monthly)

Make a One-Off Donation

We see building a group of readers giving regular donations as vital to the project’s survival (see "Become a Friend"), but if you’d prefer to simply give a one-off gift then this is, of course, also very welcome!

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Donation Total: $50.00

Become a Friend

Set up a recurring annual donation and join our club of loyal supporters who together create a bedrock of support vital to the project’s survival. Perks include receiving our very special twice-yearly postcard packs.

Become a Friend

Choose the amount you’d like to donate each year. Any amount of $30 (£20/€28) or more will qualify you as a Friend and our suggested donation is $60 (£40/€55).

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Donation Total: $60.00 Yearly

Benefits of Becoming a Friend of The Public Domain Review

  • Our exclusive twice-yearly postcard packs: 8 postcards curated around a theme, with a textual insert.
  • 10% off all Fine Art Prints (incl. framed) in our online shop.
  • Honoured in a special section of the site and on a dedicated page in all PDR Press publications.
  • First refusal in all future limited edition PDR Press creations
  • Special end of year letter from the Editor

  • Our exclusive twice-yearly postcard packs: 8 postcards curated around a theme, with a textual insert.
  • 10% off all Fine Art Prints (incl. framed) in our online shop.
  • Honoured in a special section of the site and on a dedicated page in all PDR Press publications.
  • First refusal in all future limited edition PDR Press creations
  • Special end of year letter from the Editor

(Here’s a little taster, a previous set themed on “LIGHT”.)


F.A.Q.

Why support us?

Put simply, without support from our readers the project will not be able to continue. It is of vital importance to us that all the content is available for free, without paywalls, and without the presence of intrusive advertising. This means that we need help from the people that enjoy the site to give a little something back to ensure that the project can go on into the future. This won’t just enable us to keep on bringing you more wondrous and strange things from the history of art, literature and ideas, but it shall also help to ensure such public domain works are free for everyone to enjoy in the digital age. We see ourselves as at the heart of the fight to keep the public domain free from restrictions as it goes online. This vast commons of material is an invaluable and indispensable good, which – like our natural environment and our physical heritage – deserves to be explicitly recognised, protected and appreciated.

 

What will the money go towards?

We are a not-for-profit project meaning all money goes back into the site to keep it running, namely: paying for the 250+ hours needed a month to run the site, rising server costs, and IT support. This year we are also investing in a new build of the website, which is much needed and exciting, but also expensive.

 

How much do we need?

The Public Domain Review is a relatively inexpensive project to run. We are currently getting in a little over $55,000 a year, which is only just enough to keep things afloat. We are so happy to get to this stage, but we want to do so much more. Our target is to reach $100,000 a year. Such an amount would enable all kinds of wonderful things to happen, including being able to create a community of paid contributors, as well as paying for a (much needed) additional full-time member of the team.

 

Income (as of May 2019) Income compared to ideal goal (as of May 2019)

As of May 2019 the group of Friends is around 1325 members strong! We’ve set the next goal to increase this to 1500 members by summer 2019, which we figure will be a great step on the road to our ideal of $100,000 per annum.

 

Any other way I can help?

Of course. Another great way to contribute to the project is to buy something from our online shop – we get about 25% from each item sold. You can also buy something via the “Further Reading” section of our site – Amazon will give us a small percentage of the sale price (about 4.5%). Also, of course, spreading the word as much as possible, letting people know about the project, all helps a lot.

Any other questions please feel free to email us on: enquiries@publicdomainreview.org