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September Skies

by Lisa Ragsdale

I want to thank every person who had / has contributed to my project and express my appreciation for all your help. However, we are faced with the fact that unless we can come up with $1,441.00 by this Thursday evening the 25th, I will receive nothing. I have tried asking a wide variety of...

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Sep. 23rd, 2014

Project Update

Literature, Media, Visual Arts

Thousands

by Markeith Chavous

G'mornin everyone:) Here's a more in-depth look at the first iteration of 'Thousands' that we installed at the California Institute of the Arts this past spring. The next iteration will use this test run as a starting point, but we've got A LOT more that we plan on adding, and the new design...

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Sep. 23rd, 2014

Project Update

Music

Freedom Bound Album to Empower Survivors of Domestic VIolence

by Simply Mary

Today was a very long emotional day at the Art Institute of Phoenix doing a Documentary Shoot with Boise Esquarra for what looks to be a successful piece! We are preparing to get the band members in there for their parts too!

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Sep. 23rd, 2014

Project Update

Dance, Media, Music

1993-1996 It Could Have Been Different / Suspending and Other Tricks

by Karen Bernard

Just 7 days to reach our goal and we can make it -- any amount will help to pay performer's fees. You are supporting a restrospective of early works that represents that scratches the surface of my creative life. I have beendancing and making dances all my life. Now in my 60's I am looking...

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Sep. 23rd, 2014

Project Update

Music

A Debut CD

by Eric Nathan

Dear All, Thank you for so generously supporting my Debut CD project campaign! I am thrilled and honored to have your support! We have raised 25% of my goal from 36 supporters in just two weeks. I hope we can get to 50% by next week. And, thanks to all who came to my Composer Portrait...

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Sep. 23rd, 2014

Project Update

Architecture & Design, Crafts & Traditional Arts, Visual Arts

Large Exterior Wall Mosaic

by Candace Hibbard Lillie

another view of the progress. Those blue tiles are all made on site. The 'lines' in the garments, also made on site. The orange tiles - made here. The kiln has given me a lot of freedom in choosing how to go about completing this idea. Thank you.

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Sep. 22nd, 2014

Project Update

Architecture & Design, Crafts & Traditional Arts, Visual Arts

Large Exterior Wall Mosaic

by Candace Hibbard Lillie

More images, September 22, 2014

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Sep. 22nd, 2014

Project Update

Music

Zydeco Mexican Connection - Songs from the Heart of Richmond

by Eugene Rodriguez

Dear Hatchfund Supporters, Thank to your generous support as we have completed the recording part of our Zydeco Mexican Connection Project! The members of Los Cenzontles, Andre Theirry, David Hidalgo and a mighty cast of guests has recorded 17 songs, 14 of which have made the final cut. The...

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Sep. 22nd, 2014

Project Update

Architecture & Design, Crafts & Traditional Arts, Visual Arts

Large Exterior Wall Mosaic

by Candace Hibbard Lillie

As i close in on the target for completion, October 10th, 2014, I can say proudly that I am very satisfied with the progress so far. Thank you, every one who helped bring this work to life. Never in my life have I felt such confidence from so many of my dear friends. Thank you. Anyone who would...

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Sep. 22nd, 2014

Project Update

Architecture & Design, Crafts & Traditional Arts, Visual Arts

Large Exterior Wall Mosaic

by Candace Hibbard Lillie

Surprise gift of a scaffold by Steve Rusch in a year when he has many other more serious matters on his mind. This makes those ten foot tall sections possible. Thank you, Steve.

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Sep. 22nd, 2014

Project Update

Literature, Media, Visual Arts

Thousands

by Markeith Chavous

Hi everyone. I'd like to thank everyone who's donated and shared the information of this project so far during its first week. We're getting some strong momentum I just learned of a wonderful opportunity to make any donations to 'Thousands' go further, the Match 25 Challenge Fund. If we can...

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Sep. 22nd, 2014

Project Update

Media, Music, Visual Arts

The Vocal Canvas Movie: Bravo/Trees

by Claudia Hommel

That's a Wrap! Last night we captured the last of our footage, working at the MSA Circus Arts gym in Bucktown. In the foreground, Spring and Fiona gave us an awesome and sensual duo trapeze act, while the young acrobats Maria, Maria, Julia, Julia and Braxis (no typos here) tumbled on the...

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Sep. 22nd, 2014

Project Update

Visual Arts

Alaska's Bristol Bay

by Carl Johnson

Success! I met my minimum fundraising goal of $7,500.00 last night due to a last-minute anonymous donation. For those who were reluctant to donate because you were concerned I would not meet that minimum,I can now receive donations for the next 30 days, with each donation going to my project....

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Sep. 22nd, 2014

Project Update

Visual Arts

Alaska's Bristol Bay

by Carl Johnson

Just in the nick of time, we made our minimum fundraising goal! A large anonymous gift came in at the very last minute to bring us to the target. Thank you all very much for your contributions, for spreading the word, and for supporting this very important project. Stay tuned for more...

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Sep. 22nd, 2014

Project Update

Music

Freedom Bound Album to Empower Survivors of Domestic VIolence

by Simply Mary

This entire weekend was 2 whole days of tiring video shoot work! We got to visit a most beautiful and natural scene at Papago Park called "Hole In The Rock" situated just behind the Phoenix Zoo in Arizona. Gorgeous desert scenes and rocky terrain highlighted the footage. Sunday we visited VOZ...

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Sep. 22nd, 2014

Project Update

Media, Theater Arts

The Curse of the Tempest Jewel

by Lawrence Kern

Here is a simple flyer we made up. We've been handing them out to passersby when they see us shooting. Please feel free to download and print up a few to hand out on your own - hang them up at work, at your local coffeehouse, leave a stack at church. The more help we get to talk up this project,...

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Sep. 22nd, 2014

Project Update

Media, Theater Arts

The Curse of the Tempest Jewel

by Lawrence Kern

Production Log Day 2 of 11 September 21, 2014 Locations: Street, Lincoln Park Conservatory, and the Historic Maxwell St. Police Station Scenes: A BUNCH!!! Whew! We just wrapped NINE HOURS of filming! Because all of our actors are still in school, we are very limited to when we can shoot....

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Sep. 22nd, 2014

Project Update

Visual Arts

Alaska's Bristol Bay

by Carl Johnson

Big thanks to Cheryl Duda for contributing to this fundraising effort! I am now 25% of the way to my minimum fundraising goal, with about 7 1/2 hours left to meet that goal. Please share this with your networks and make whatever contribution you can. I know that we can meet this goal, so thank...

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Sep. 22nd, 2014

Project Update

Visual Arts

Alaska's Bristol Bay

by Carl Johnson

So, this is the final day for this fundraising effort to hire six Alaskan authors for my Bristol Bay book, "Where Water is Gold: Life and Livelihood in Alaska's Bristol Bay." Huge thanks to new supporters today: Verner Wilson, Alex Neff and Matthew Brown. In this last day, any contribution...

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Sep. 21st, 2014

Project Update

Literature, Media, Visual Arts

Thousands

by Markeith Chavous

Here's the scaled design draft that we used for the 1st iteration of 'Thousands' that was installed in the spring. I came up with a general idea waaaayyy back in the winter of 2012, but it wasn't until I met and brought on Aubree Lynn as a scenic designer in May of 2013 that it began to take on...

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Sep. 21st, 2014

Project Update

Media, Theater Arts

The Curse of the Tempest Jewel

by Lawrence Kern

Production Log - DAY 1 of FILMING Day 1 of 11 Shooting Location: Menomonee Club Scene(s): Green Screen Dream Sequences Today's shoot took a lot of set up! We had 9 actors on set, each with their own costumes and extra props for their dream sequences, plus all of our regular camera, sound,...

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Sep. 20th, 2014

Project Update

Visual Arts

Blank Canvas

by Castillo

Progress! Armature is halfway welded now and primed. It is 10feet in diameter. Thanks for your support in making this sculpture possible. Here we go! (not sure why this photo is posted in the wrong position)

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Sep. 19th, 2014

Project Update

Theater Arts

Looking at A Broad

by Rebecca Mwase

Hey friends, I will no longer be able to present "Looking at A Broad" in New Orleans in October 2014. At the end of my sharing in New York I injured myself and ruptured my achilles tendon which means 3-5 months of recovery. I'm hoping to present LAAB in the Spring in New Orleans and then take...

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Sep. 19th, 2014

Project Update

Crafts & Traditional Arts, Dance, Music

ORIGI-NATION: ROOTS & SEEDS

by DANCING EARTH

Greetings Hatch Fund friends ! This is Rulan Tangen writing, to personally update you , with much gratitude, for your support for an absolutely extraordinary tenth anniversary performance . ORIGI-NATION : ROOTS AND SEEDS was explored in an intense creative incubation with 25 indigenous cultural...

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Sep. 19th, 2014

Project Update

Visual Arts

Basement Sanctuaries Book

by Gesche Würfel

Dear All, The 'Basement Sanctuaries' show at Blue Sky Gallery looks superb. I'll upload images in the next few days. I spent a wonderful time in Portland, Or. The artist talk was well attended. And I wish I could have stayed longer! Here you can see which images were selected for the show:...

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Sep. 19th, 2014

Project Update

Media

Stillpoint - Life Inside a Zen Community

by Penny Peyser

I have seven days left to fund this labor of love! Any donation you can give will move me towards being able to do a much needed sound mix and color correction. No donation too small.

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Sep. 19th, 2014

Project Update

Theater Arts

Maria Kizito: Kampala & New Orleans

by Emily Mendelsohn and Tonny Muwangala

Thanks to all your help we met our minimum goal for the project and will successfully be able to fund our space rental, scenic and costume materials! I've been channeling my excitement into creating entries for our online production journal and making bookmarks highlighting women peace builders...

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Sep. 18th, 2014

Project Update

Media

Stillpoint - Life Inside a Zen Community

by Penny Peyser

Three years ago today I began my Stillpoint adventure. My first day of shooting I encountered Zen Master Umi for the first time.

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Sep. 17th, 2014

Project Update

Crafts & Traditional Arts, Music, Visual Arts

Beads Back To Back to Africa

by Joyce J. Scott

Here are a few updates. Perks going out this week.

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Sep. 17th, 2014

Project Update

Dance

Antics Creates Sneaker Suites with Mark Gonzales

by Amy "Catfox" Campion

Week 2 Goal: Reach $1875 in donations or 25% of our total goal by the end of this week. Thank you to everyone who courageously stepped up and donated to Sneaker Suites in round one!!! As promised, our first 10 donors will be receiving a surprise additional perk to be announced soon. Today...

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Sep. 17th, 2014

Project Update

Architecture & Design, Visual Arts

Geology into Architecture: Drawing in New Mexico

by Sara Schneckloth

Greetings! Work continues, and studio days are long and satisfying, punctuated by morning and evening walks in the fabled New Mexico light (which is by all measures worth the hype :)). I have started an Instagram feed where I am posting updates of images in progress and other glimpses of the...

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Sep. 17th, 2014

Project Update

Visual Arts

Solo booth with site specific installation at (e)merge Art Fair, Washington, DC

by Joana Fischer

Here is the (e)flyer for my exhibition at (e)merge Art Fair!

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Sep. 17th, 2014

Project Update

Theater Arts

Tower Stories: an Oral History of 9/11 - adapting the book for the stage

by Damon DiMarco

TOWER STORIES, THE PLAY - THANK YOU! Dear friends, Our fundraising campaign passed its official deadline yesterday evening. As you've probably seen, our project is now fully funded. This could not have been possible without your vision and generosity. So what happens next? * If you...

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Sep. 17th, 2014

Project Update

Music

September Skies

by Lisa Ragsdale

Dear All Contributors: Here is where things stand: If and only if I / we can raise $1521 by 9/25 I will get $2500. If this does not happen I will receive nothing. Therefore here is what I propose: If any of you know someone who could actually contribute say $400 - $500 within the next 10 days,...

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Sep. 16th, 2014

Project Update

Theater Arts

Tower Stories: an Oral History of 9/11 - adapting the book for the stage

by Damon DiMarco

TUESDAY, 9/16/14 - OUR LAST DAY OF FUNDRAISING - A REWARD FOR YOUR ADVOCACY Our fundraising campaign to adapt Tower Stories for the stage will end tomorrow night, on Tuesday, 9/16/14 at 11:59 p.m. Because of your generosity, this project has met its minimum funding goal. The stories of...

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Sep. 16th, 2014

Project Update

Media

Our Friend Jon

by Edward Payson

Hey all, we raised a lot of money to help make this happen. We are in the final stretch and if everyone could just get one person to donate even a small amount it would help tremendously. Thank you so much. -Edward

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Sep. 15th, 2014

Project Update

Media

Tía Chuck

by Mark & Angela Walley

We've extended our Tía Chuck Fundraiser till September 25th. Thank you to everyone who has donated, we are so grateful to have your support. We have received several pledges to help us meet our goal, wish us luck turning pledges into donations!

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Sep. 15th, 2014

Project Update

Visual Arts

Conflict Resolution through Puppetry

by Elisabeth Gambino

FINAL DAYS!! Please help us to reach our goal by NEXT SUNDAY AT MIDNIGHT so that your donation supports this project! You can help by: 1) sharing with your network! 2) publicizing perks that you've enjoyed such as art or curricula! 3) letting others know i'm offering training for interested...

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Sep. 15th, 2014

Project Update

Literature, Media, Visual Arts

White Water Women of the West

by John Annerino

Important Note On Donations: When you click on the green Donate button, you’ll be asked in Step 2: How Much Would You Like to Donate to Hatchfund? You can reset the default ask to 5% by clicking on the tiny black arrow left of the percent % symbol. Thank you!

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Sep. 14th, 2014

Project Update

Media

NEW [a short film]

by John Harden

UPDATE: September 13, 2014 Over the recent Labor Day weekend, Sheila and I had the pleasure of attending Film Fest Twain Harte up in California's gold country. This was NEW's U.S. premiere, and our first chance to see the film on the big screen and with an audience. It was a gratifying...

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Sep. 13th, 2014

Project Update

Theater Arts

Tower Stories: an Oral History of 9/11 - adapting the book for the stage

by Damon DiMarco

"What you are about to experience is not media spin, a five-second sound bite, or a coldly recycling film reel. It is a living time capsule of our nation’s humanity.The interviews contained in this book are seminal to our American history. They were conducted immediately following the attacks...

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Sep. 13th, 2014

Project Update

Visual Arts

Seep for EXPO CHICAGO 2014

by Erik Peterson

Thank you to the amazing support of our EXPO CHICAGO Match donor, and all of your continued support, we have blown by our revised $8500 minimum - we are FUNDED! Again! We are installing Seep on Monday, beginning at 7am and I picked up all 23 sections of Seep at The Neon Shop Fishtail...

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Sep. 13th, 2014

Project Update

Music

Freedom Bound Album to Empower Survivors of Domestic VIolence

by Simply Mary

Gearing up for our Pay It Forward Fundraiser for Survivors of Domestic Violence! We are bringing in acts from out of State and have a nice team of people who are backing us with this wonderful mission to Empower!!

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Sep. 13th, 2014

Project Update

Dance

Antics Creates Sneaker Suites with Mark Gonzales

by Amy "Catfox" Campion

Sneaker Suites is really happening! And the LMU dance students are the guinea pigs! I am setting "Sneakers on a Wire" on 20 student performers for the Faculty Concert. It's exciting to have room full of so many enthusiastic and capable young dancers willing to experiment with movements and...

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Sep. 12th, 2014

Project Update

Visual Arts

Solo booth with site specific installation at (e)merge Art Fair, Washington, DC

by Joana Fischer

Rewards: For a pledge of 50$ you will receive a beautiful tote bag with a print of one of my artworks. For a pledge of 100$ you will receive a signed 5 x 8 inch original ink on paper drawing. For a pledge of 500$ you will receive a limited edition print of 24 x 36 inches of my artwork...

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Sep. 12th, 2014

Project Update

Visual Arts

Project Update

Dance

modus operandi

by Michele Miller & Alana O Rogers

We made our GOAL!!! Thank you to all who participated and donated to this campaign. We could not have done it without you. It is truly a special feeling to have support from near and far; from Seattle to the East coast and even across the world! Did you know we got a donation from JAPAN?...

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Sep. 12th, 2014

Project Update

Architecture & Design, Visual Arts

Geology into Architecture: Drawing in New Mexico

by Sara Schneckloth

The view from my studio, inside and out the window. Thank you for making it possible!

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Sep. 11th, 2014

Project Update

Architecture & Design, Visual Arts

Geology into Architecture: Drawing in New Mexico

by Sara Schneckloth

Greetings from the heart of Week Two in Santa Fe! Things are off to an intensely productive and richly satisfying start. The two main points of inspiration have been the ubiquitous coyote fencing, and a day-long hike in Bandelier - both have made their way on to pages in a number of ways. The...

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Sep. 11th, 2014