In two months, the 2015 Animator Dormitory Project raised $15,780 USD. The goal was $15,000 USD.
The project aims to cultivate new animators in Japan. Japanese animators currently earn very little despite working overtime, and the high cost of rent in Tokyo makes life difficult for animators who live in or have moved to Tokyo. The NPO Animator Supporting Organisation opened the first Starting Out Animator’s Dormitory in March 2014.
The 2015 project aimed to raise enough money to build a new facility for 2-3 people to live in. The dormitory provides new animators with an environment where they can focus on their work without worrying about how to make ends meet, and also where they can get support and learn new techniques to help them succeed in their jobs.