A funding model where a large number of patrons collectively fund an artist.

Micropatronage is simply the concept of patronage divided among a large number of people, each giving a smaller amount of funds.

Micropatronage depends on the idea that, via the internet, an artist can find a sufficient number of patrons and form relationships with them, whereas in the past geography and the costs of travel would make this impossible.

Also see: patronage, crowdfunding, subscription, donation, pay-what-you-want.