Organising a fan project is the best way to get noticed by your favourite artist and meet new friends in the fandom. And it’s fun too!
What is a fan project?
A fan project is a group activity organised by fans to support an artist and show them how much you love them. Here are some examples:
- Fan book – A book filled with messages and pictures sent in by fans, usually given at a special time such as the artist’s birthday or a band anniversary
- Tour project – Create a special moment at a gig such as holding up signs or wearing a certain colour
- Promotion – Promoting your artist by starting a Twitter trend, voting for them for an award or sharing their new video across the Internet
- Fan meetup – Organise a meetup for fans in your area or at an artist-related event such as a signing or radio tour
Organising a fan project
Here are 3 steps to get your fan project off the ground:
1. Decide on an idea that will get fans excited and is achievable in the time you have. You could ask some friends in the fandom what they’d like to do and get them to help you plan and promote your project.
2. Plan the details of the project, including the date and time and how you will put it into action. For example, if it’s a fan book, how will you get the messages from fans and how will you give it to the artist? Or if it’s a Twitter trend, what will the hashtag be?
3. Buddybounce have the biggest collection of fan missions online. List your project there to reach over 100,000 fans who love to get involved in supporting artists. Take a look at their One Direction missions here, and submit your own mission to be listed.
Making your fan project a success
To make sure you make a big impact with your project, you want to get as many people as possible to take part. Here are some tips:
1. Promote the project on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc) and get everyone to spread the word to their friends
2. Send out reminders as the big day approaches and make sure everyone knows what to do. Giving out clear, simple instructions will mean more people get involved.
3. Tweet info about the project to the artist (unless it’s a surprise!) as they might retweet it.
- Good luck, and make sure you tweet us @maximumpop so we can help you promote your project!
- Click here to see all the One Direction OTRA tour projects you can take part in