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Project Update

Media

Oakland B Mine

by Mateen Kemet

Hello Everyone, I wanted to give you all an udate for the campaign. After the 1st 30 days we've raised a total of $2900 which is $2100 from our minimum goal. After a slow start we had a tremendous rally over the final 3 days of the campaign and now have 25 new donors. This is FANTASTIC!!!...

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Dec. 22nd, 2014

Project Update

Dance, Media, Theater Arts

VERNAE

by Ethan Folk

FRIENDS FAMILY CREATORS CONSUMERS COMMUNITY STRANGERS LOVERS BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE: Only 13 hours remain to join the incredible mass of 219 supporters who have backed VERNAE: bit.ly/vernae ! Help us to make these last hours count. Consider making a donation of ANY amount. Even a $1 gift shows us...

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Dec. 22nd, 2014

Project Update

Music

Phat Cat

by Ford Giesbrecht

Good Morning. What a weekend! the Phat Cat Project is officially in production as of moments ago, they tell me I can relax now. That is not something I have considered. In celebration, I have uploaded an excerpt of one of the songs for you to hear. I will be doing this regularly until the...

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Dec. 22nd, 2014

Project Update

Visual Arts

Memorials/ Where it Happened

by Alanna Styer

Week Three Update! THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. I am now with in reach of the 25% mark. Just $40 to go! Special thanks to Marquita Reef, Elizabth Chambers and Christine Udaeta for donating this week.

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Dec. 22nd, 2014

Project Update

Media

Hollywood Beauty Salon Movie

by Glenn Holsten

Last week I launched the crowd sourcing campaign to raise the finishing funds for the Hollywood Beauty Salon documentary. It’s been an exciting week and I’m thrilled that so many of you responded. I am delighted to let you know that to date, we have raised almost 20% of our goal....

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Dec. 22nd, 2014

Project Update

Visual Arts

Arctic Circle Residency 2015

by Katherine Akey

Ahhhhhh! Guys, you DID it! You helped me raise $6,827 in the past three months, which is absolutely amazing. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Because you were able to get me to my minimum goal, Hatchfund is leaving my donation button up for the next 30 days. Continue to spread the word about...

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Dec. 21st, 2014

Project Update

Dance, Media, Theater Arts

VERNAE

by Ethan Folk

Oh. My. Goodness. Oh: *YOUR* goodness! Friends, we are pleased, proud, grateful and beaming as we announce that WE HAVE SURPASSED OUR MINIMUM GOAL OF $17,500 with two days to spare. This film will become a reality!! YOU HAVE MADE THIS POSSIBLE FRIENDS. YOU HAVE MADE THIS POSSIBLE -...

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Dec. 21st, 2014

Project Update

Theater Arts

Financial Slavery

by Jennifer Little

We have started raising funds! We need $1250 by Dec. 24 in order to qualify for the matching funds offered by Hatchfund on Dec. 25. Please DONATE TODAY! Thank you for your support!!

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Dec. 20th, 2014

Project Update

Dance, Theater Arts, Visual Arts

Florida Dance Theatre stretching their boundaries...

by Carol Erkes

A Big Thank You to Dawn Breton, Donna Henricks, and Meredith Spresser for their donations towards our Lincoln Center Project!!! Thank you all for your dedication and support. You are rock stars!! We need to bend and stretch a bit more to reach our $5000 target goal!! Who's ready?!!

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Dec. 20th, 2014

Project Update

Music

The Gratitude Project

by Ilene Angel

The Holiday Update It’s that time of year. The lights, the trees, the presents, the endless parade of Christmas specials on TV. But me? I’m making a record, by golly! And the next few weeks promise to be the most exciting yet! We’re getting close to the finish line, so be on the...

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Dec. 20th, 2014

Project Update

Dance, Media, Theater Arts

VERNAE

by Ethan Folk

FRIENDS: We have 86 HOURS to raise $4478 to make our film a reality! In this critical hour we are asking you to continue your support and advocacy of Vernae by sharing it with your networks, on social media, or even in real life! If everyone supporter of this page could supplement their...

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Dec. 19th, 2014

Project Update

Crafts & Traditional Arts, Media, Theater Arts

Gravity From Above: The Second Investigation

by Byrne Power

OUR FINAL DEADLINE IS NOW JANUARY 14TH!! It's been a challenge but I am not giving up until the stroke of midnight on 1/14/15. The good news is that we are now at $3,000 which is 20% of the way to our minimum of goal of $15,000. Will we get there? The possibilities are wide open still, with 27...

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Dec. 19th, 2014

Project Update

Media

Hollywood Beauty Salon Movie

by Glenn Holsten

We are so grateful for your support. In four days you've helped us to raise 10% of our goal -- which is incredible. Thank you for such generous contributions to this project. This documentary is about sharing stories that otherwise might not be told, confronting stigma, and opening up a dialogue...

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Dec. 18th, 2014

Project Update

Music, Visual Arts

"Black and White" and "The Color Poems"

by Peter Wetzler

Here's the album layout for the Black and White CD designed by Charles Read

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Dec. 18th, 2014

Project Update

Music, Visual Arts

"Black and White" and "The Color Poems"

by Peter Wetzler

COMPLETION!!! We are thrilled to announce that the second CD "Black and White" has just arrived from the manufacturers and will be delivered in time for our Holiday Poetry and Piano soirée @ Church Des Artistes on December 21 4-6PM ! All are welcome to join ! The 'Color Poems' CD was...

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Dec. 18th, 2014

Project Update

Dance, Theater Arts, Visual Arts

Florida Dance Theatre stretching their boundaries...

by Carol Erkes

Hello Everyone!!! We have an amazing announcement... we have reached our minimum goal of $3500!!! WOOHOO!! Huge Thank you to Stephanie Hicks and Scott Sjoblom for their donations. All of you have helped us secure the funds for our project. We have now entered the stretch goal territory where we...

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Dec. 18th, 2014

Project Update

Literature, Music

Jobim Across Languages

by Gloria Arjona

COUNT DOWN! We have $3,311 and 14 more days to get at least to 50% of our $10,000 target. POR FAVOR, pre-order our album TODAY: $15 digital, $25 physical copy, and is tax deductible, since it is a cultural project. And you'll be delighted to know who will be recording with us (more information...

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Dec. 17th, 2014

Project Update

Media, Music, Theater Arts

Support Two New Works for the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble!

by David Coll

Dear Contributors, Thanks to your generous support, we've reached our goal of $4,000! David and I are overwhelmed with gratitude by your contributions and your desire to help us, along with the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, create exciting and fresh new music. But we're not done yet! We're...

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Dec. 17th, 2014

Project Update

Visual Arts

Memorials/ Where it Happened

by Alanna Styer

Week Two Update! Not much has happened in the past week as far as producing work but I have begun doing even more research. I have picked up a few books and looked at a few websites. Also I have begun planning my trip to Memphis. In January I will take a day trip to Memphis not only to take...

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Dec. 17th, 2014

Project Update

Literature, Visual Arts

Boughs of our Form.

by Victoria Wagner

Sha-bang!! And thank you so much for the wonderful response last night and this morning. We are so close to the target goal and it is all because of you. Less than $500 left to reach the target goal. Thank you, thank you. I can almost smell the printing press from here. :) Warmly and...

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Dec. 17th, 2014

Project Update

Media, Music, Visual Arts

Rise Beyond the Shell

by Nadïne LaFond

Haïti Cherie, n'ap vini !!! Some good news, we learned recently that our project is receiving sponsorship to cover the travel costs to Jacmel! Our Haitian community in New Jersey is showing up for us in a big way! More soon ... In the meantime, let's keep up the momentum and show your...

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Dec. 17th, 2014

Project Update

Theater Arts

River See

by Sharon Bridgforth

November (2014) in Boston with The Theater Offensive was an AWESOME experience!! See photos and more at: http://sharonbridgforthblog.wordpress.com/river-see-3 Meanwhile here is an excerpt from a review of the show: “How Bridgforth tells See’s story falls within both black women’s...

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Dec. 17th, 2014

Project Update

Dance

Taking San Diego - UP with Downs and At-risk Teens

by Kenda Newbury / AZDance Group

We only have 15 days left to raise $2,500 - won't you consider us so that our young adults with Down Syndrome, Autism and/or physical challenges and at-risk/underprivileged teens can cover costs of performing in Poway (San Diego), CA come January 2015? Please, as we do great work for communities!

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Dec. 16th, 2014

Project Update

Dance

Taking San Diego - UP with Downs and At-risk Teens

by Kenda Newbury / AZDance Group

Don't forget that this project greatly educates audiences on the abilities of those with different abilities or those with "disabilities". What we do is music and dance therapy that touches all - participants, parents, other artists and our audiences. Please consider donating so we can cut...

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Dec. 16th, 2014

Project Update

Visual Arts

Historical Western Art of the Old West

by James Loveless

Currently, I am able to match each dollar contributed to this historical project. Please help me reach the goal of 25% funding for this project by December 21,2014. Donate today!

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Dec. 16th, 2014

Project Update

Media, Theater Arts

The Curse of the Tempest Jewel

by Lawrence Kern

PRODUCTION NOTES - First Screening and Wrap-Party December 14, 2014 Landmark Century Center Cinema Wrap Party (sponsored by The Downtown Foundation) at 1326 N. Leavitt We had a busy event-filled day celebrating the past several months of hard work. Our crew started at 7:30am at The...

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Dec. 16th, 2014

Project Update

Visual Arts

The Arctic Circle Residency Summer 2015

by Megan Berner

Made it!! Thanks to all of you for supporting my project and making it a success. I am so appreciative and I couldn't have done it without you. I'm so excited to share my adventure with you all! Thank you thank you.

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Dec. 16th, 2014

Project Update

Theater Arts

EVERYBODY GETS CAKE!

by Parallel Exit

Poor Steve doesn't know what's hit him. Everything he touches somehow turns into cake. Enjoy this video series made just for fans of Parallel Exit: http://59e59theatersblog.tumblr.com/post/105021018538/get-excited-for-january Photo by John Altdorfer

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Dec. 15th, 2014

Project Update

Visual Arts

Ground/Underground

by Dudley Zopp

UPDATE: Thanks to the support of 48 generous supporters, I’ve reached my minimum goal and will publish a catalog as a permanent record for Ground/Underground, exhibited this year at the University of Maine. Installations are ephemeral, so catalogs are important! I am thrilled by the support...

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Dec. 15th, 2014

Project Update

Media, Visual Arts

Louisiana, Purchased

by Terri Garland

Dear Friends and Supporters: We are down to the wire with just two weeks left in which to fund LOUISIANA, PURCHASED. I am so very grateful for the generous donations that have come in so far but we have a considerable way to go in order to meet the deadline. I realize that the holidays are an...

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Dec. 15th, 2014

Project Update

Dance, Theater Arts, Visual Arts

Florida Dance Theatre stretching their boundaries...

by Carol Erkes

Good Morning Fantastic Family and Friends! Thank you to Suzanne Eschrich and Kevin Ahler for their awesome donations! We are at 6 days left to reach our target minimum goal to secure our funds for this project. We really like to thank every that has donated so far and we are excited to see...

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Dec. 15th, 2014

Project Update

Music

Thee Shambels New Album

by Neville Elder

We're into the final stretch. Thanks so much for all your support so far. If you can spread the word about the project that would be awesome, we've another 22 days on the clock because we made our minimum goal early, so there's lots of time to get more people interested. Many, many ,many...

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Dec. 13th, 2014

Project Update

Media

Local Kine Academy Leader

by Laura Margulies

Happy Holidays! Local Kine Academy leader does keep moving forward, albeit slowly. Stay tuned for new installations in the coming year. Thank you again for your support and patience.

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Dec. 12th, 2014

Project Update

Dance, Music

Dust (World Premiere)

by fidget

Hi everyone!!! Thank you so much for supporting Dust. I am really excited to be taking on this project this season. And I wanted to let you know that this weekend I'm performing an excerpt of the latest solo section, "Don't Get Your Hopes Up," on a shared bill with 2 other choreographers...

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Dec. 12th, 2014

Project Update

Visual Arts

Memorials/ Where it Happened

by Alanna Styer

Help me get to 25% of my target goal by Christmas! If you donate between now and December 25 I will send you a copy of this 4x5 print of downtown Nashville along with any other perks you claim. Thank you for your support!

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Dec. 12th, 2014

Project Update

Visual Arts

The Arctic Circle Residency Summer 2015

by Megan Berner

THANK YOU to all of you who have helped me out with my Arctic Circle fundraising campaign by donating, sharing my project, and offering me support. I am so appreciative of everyone. With only 3 days left, I just need $350 more to meet my minimum goal. I couldn't have done it without you!...

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Dec. 12th, 2014

Project Update

Visual Arts

Reclining Infinity

by Gregory Gómez

I am getting started! I went to the shop in Central Falls today to begin laying out the footprint of the Reclining Infinity Sculpture and to begin work on the arrays. Matt and I looked at the possibility of a 14 foot length version, and realized that we have to go bigger! A 16 foot sculpture...

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Dec. 12th, 2014

Project Update

Literature, Media, Visual Arts

Thousands

by Markeith Chavous

WHAAAA?! What are THESE! Final poster designs! I'm just about ready to start ordering our perks for our amazing contributors and I thought I'd let you all check these out. For the final 3 days of our campaign one of these will come with donations of $100--take your pick. So help us move a bit...

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Dec. 12th, 2014

Project Update

Dance, Theater Arts, Visual Arts

Florida Dance Theatre stretching their boundaries...

by Carol Erkes

A tremendous Thank you to Carla Cody, Donna Thompson and Deepti Kapadia for the generosity. We truly appreciate it so much!!! We are extremely close to reaching our minimum goal!! December 21 is right around the corner! The suspense....the drama... the excitement...Will Florida Dance Theatre...

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Dec. 12th, 2014

Project Update

Media, Music, Visual Arts

Rise Beyond the Shell

by Nadïne LaFond

We have until Dec 15 to reach 25% ($2500) of our maximum goal. This milestone will make it possible for us to employ local Jacmel residents as actors and musicians for the film and help conduct workshops for ACFFC students. With only 10 contributions of $250, we're there! At this level of...

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Dec. 12th, 2014

Project Update

Media, Music, Visual Arts

Rise Beyond the Shell

by Nadïne LaFond

#risebeyondtheshell Just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for your AMAZING support spreading the word for Rise Beyond the Shell. It means everything knowing that our community is behind us. The encouragement is vital right now! So on behalf of Sheila, Francks, Angola and myself,...

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Dec. 12th, 2014

Project Update

Dance

This

by Neil Greenberg

"This" really happened! With your help, the performances last week at New York Live Arts went wonderfully well - better than I could ever have hoped for. We performed to full and enthusiastic houses every night. It was thrilling to see "This" take it's final shape. THANK YOU for helping to make...

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Dec. 11th, 2014

Project Update

Dance, Theater Arts, Visual Arts

Florida Dance Theatre stretching their boundaries...

by Carol Erkes

Good Morning Everyone! Great Big THANK YOU to Andrea Merritt, Natalie Whitcomb, Nancy Gilbert-Pierce and Samantha Hopkins for their awesome donations to our Lincoln Center Project. All of you will be receiving the supporter's gits as our way of saying Thank you. We have 10 days remaining and...

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Dec. 11th, 2014

Project Update

Media, Theater Arts

The Curse of the Tempest Jewel

by Lawrence Kern

We are proud to give you a sneak peek at the many characters on the hunt for treasure....here's our OFFICIAL TEASER TRAILER!!!

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Dec. 11th, 2014

Project Update

Media, Music, Theater Arts

Support Two New Works for the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble!

by David Coll

Hey Everyone!! Wow! With only two weeks into our campaign, we are already more than 75% to our $4000 goal and 62% towards our stretch goal of 50%!! David and I are truly humbled by your support. For those of you who were unable to attend the Mill Valley and San Francisco premieres of my...

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Dec. 11th, 2014

Project Update

Literature, Media, Visual Arts

Thousands

by Markeith Chavous

Tis the season, everyone. We've still got 5 more days to raise funds toward our stretch goal, so if you've got a little of holiday crowdfunding money left please contribute if you can. The extra funds will go towards: 1) Purchasing a computer for the editing of the footage not included in the...

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Dec. 10th, 2014

Project Update

Visual Arts

Memorials/ Where it Happened

by Alanna Styer

Week One Update! Sorry I'm a little late on this but I just wanted to give a quick shout out to all my week one donors! Thank you Anonymous, Pat, Megan, and Kristin for getting me to the 2% mark!

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Dec. 10th, 2014

Project Update

Dance, Theater Arts, Visual Arts

Florida Dance Theatre stretching their boundaries...

by Carol Erkes

Thank you to Shelli De Roos for her generous donation!! We are at 12 days left everyone!!! Really close to our target goal... Donations big or small, we welcome them all !!

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Dec. 10th, 2014

Project Update

Visual Arts

Arachnoiditis Survivor: A Portrait of Resilience Against Patient Harm In America

by Sheila L. Kalkbrenner

Thanks to your contributions, the Art For Arachnoiditis has made some progress since March 2014. Our First Art Exhibit will be held April 2015 at the Fountain Arts Center in Belmont, NY. Survivors are invited to submit their artwork, photographs, stories and the Survivor Portraits for this...

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Dec. 9th, 2014