Alright, its not particularly Brighton related but my fave web site at the moment is KickStarter. If you have ever fancied yourself as a patron of the arts then this is the place to go. Or if you are a struggling artist and want to raise some money for a particular project.
To begin with, you submit a description of your project and how much money you want to raise. You then say what levels of pledge (££) you will accept and what the pledger will get in return. So if you are making a film then $5 gets a name in the credits and $25 gets a signed copy of the DVD.
You can pledge as little or as much as you like. So far I have received CDs, MP3s, Comics, DVDs, paintings and the warm feeling of having helped someone make their dream come true. Check it out.