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Theater Arts

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

by Damon DiMarco

AN OLD FRIEND JOINS OUR TEAM! Dear Friends, A few days ago, someone called me to say, “I just saw the meter on your Hatchfund campaign. You’ve reached 140% of your funding goal! How did that happen, by magic?” Sort of. In this case, the magic in question comes from a very...

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Sep. 30th, 2014

Project Update

Visual Arts

Rochester, PA Community Mural

by Bernie Wilke

Hello everyone and thanks for supporting the Rochester Community Mural! We are excited to announce a mural dedication party and luncheon on Friday, October 10th at 11:30 AM at The Avenue Theater at 158 Brighton Avenue. Hope to see you there! Bernie

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Sep. 30th, 2014

Project Update

Literature, Media, Visual Arts

Thousands

by Markeith Chavous

Here's a series of stills from the video for 'Thousands'. I began scouting out locations and filming in early 2013. The world within the frame is heightened for poetic, textural and emotive resonance. Painterly, gestural, semi-abstracted driving footage alternates with moments of repose, echoing...

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Sep. 30th, 2014

Project Update

Dance

Antics Creates Sneaker Suites with Mark Gonzales

by Amy "Catfox" Campion

The greatest asset that Antics has are the creative and talented dancers. Last weekend we were invited by CARS on behalf of Mayor Garcetti to street perform along Broadway in Downtown LA. We took advantage of every obstacle offered. This is the raw originality that will pour into Sneaker...

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Sep. 30th, 2014

Project Update

Media

Our Friend Jon

by Edward Payson

So thanks to all of you our equipment is booked, plane tickets bought but we really could use more donations to cover food and expendables. Seeing as how September is SICKLE CELL AWARENESS month if everyone gets one friend to donate as little as 10 dollars we will be in very good shape.

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Sep. 30th, 2014

Project Update

Music

Freedom Bound Album to Empower Survivors of Domestic VIolence

by Simply Mary

I'm feeling so frustrated. The project has taken an unexpected turn, but we are going to work it all out. The files we reviewed from the studio are unacceptable so we need to do the entire album over again. This is very heartbreaking in one way, but may just be a blessing in disguise in others....

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Sep. 29th, 2014

Project Update

Visual Arts

Blank Canvas

by Castillo

WE DID IT!!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, thank you, a million times over!! [insert happy dance here] Blank Canvas has successfully met its minimum target goal!! I couldn't have done this without you. This sculpture really has chosen me to create it and place it in the Lower Ninth Ward...

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Sep. 29th, 2014

Project Update

Architecture & Design, Theater Arts

Creepy Christmas Fashion Show

by Marisa Miranda

Hello All! it may seem that the original video submission explaining what I want to may seem unclear. So, let me enlighten you a bit on the project now as it has evolved through time and let's see if it motivates you to donate to the project. When and Where will the show be: December 22nd...

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Sep. 28th, 2014

Project Update

Visual Arts

Jesus by the Lake

by Adam Brooks / Industry of the Ordinary

We have now gone past 50% of our initial funding goal and would like to thank all of our supporters for their generosity and their belief in the project. We have also begun to generate interest in the project itself, and have put out a call to Jesuses in Chicago to send us self-generated...

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Sep. 28th, 2014

Project Update

Music

Freedom Bound Album to Empower Survivors of Domestic VIolence

by Simply Mary

Check out our video performances at www.simplymarymusic.com to see how we are doing! We have some exciting opportunities coming our way soon! Cross those fingers! Thank you so much for all of the support, we could not do this project without your support!

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Sep. 27th, 2014

Project Update

Visual Arts

Blank Canvas

by Castillo

Congratulations to Greenie Arts, winner of an original conceptual drawing (like the one pictured here) of Blank Canvas!! I will make a custom one with you in mind while I draw it. ;-) Thanks again for your love and support!! Since this is the last day...I am offering the same one last...

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Sep. 27th, 2014

Project Update

Dance

modus operandi

by Michele Miller & Alana O Rogers

Hello modus operandi supporters and followers, The show is now just TWO WEEKS away. Tickets are selling fast so be sure to get yours while you can! http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/829110 Remember, there is a discount for pre-purchase and only a limited number of tickets will be...

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Sep. 27th, 2014

Project Update

Visual Arts

Blank Canvas

by Castillo

Last day to support Blank Canvas is Sunday September 27 at midnight!! This piece is a part of the rebirth of historic Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans. This area is on the National Registry of Historic neighborhoods as well as officially recognized as a Historic Cultural District. I am...

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Sep. 27th, 2014

Project Update

Media, Theater Arts

The Curse of the Tempest Jewel

by Lawrence Kern

Production Log DAY 3 September 26, 2014 Day: 3 of 11 Location: Menomonee Club Scenes: Green Screen Dream Sequences Today was our second and final day of filming dream sequences. As of today, all of our actors officially have one scene "in the can." We're learning a lot as we go about...

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Sep. 27th, 2014

Project Update

Music

Freedom Bound Album to Empower Survivors of Domestic VIolence

by Simply Mary

I got to put on some make up to honor Alice Cooper and also we had the experience to play on his stage at the amazing Alice Cooperstown in Phoenix! We shared beloved memories with former members of Earth Wind and Fire and The Ohio Players. It was truly a night to remember!

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Sep. 27th, 2014

Project Update

Dance

Antics Creates Sneaker Suites with Mark Gonzales

by Amy "Catfox" Campion

Antics dancers have been invited to street perform this Sunday at the "Pop-Up Broadway" event in Downtown LA from 12 noon to 4pm. (Yup, I know- it really sounds like some poppers will be grooving and hitting to funk tracks up and down the sidewalks- It will be a lot like that :-) Come join...

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Sep. 27th, 2014

Project Update

Visual Arts

Project Update

Visual Arts

Blank Canvas

by Castillo

Art Urbane! Check out this amazing new website full of wonderful work made by artists. If you are looking for a unique gift, this place donates a portion of the sale to support public art! How cool is that? {Mine included} They have offered to donate to Blank Canvas profits from any sale on...

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Sep. 26th, 2014

Project Update

Literature, Media, Visual Arts

Thousands

by Markeith Chavous

And here's her response to my 'lake without...' poem. I'll go more into detail on this in a future update.

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Sep. 26th, 2014

Project Update

Literature, Media, Visual Arts

Thousands

by Markeith Chavous

'lake without' - (The Dhammapada, Chapter 11, verse 155) 'sky' - (St. Luke 12:56) 'flesh is flesh' - (St. John, 3:6) In the summer of 2011 I began to pull excerpts from The Gospels of the New Testament of the King James Bible, the Heart Sutra, the Diamond Sutra, and two...

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Sep. 26th, 2014

Project Update

Media

Tía Chuck

by Mark & Angela Walley

We are 77% Funded for our Target Goal! Thank you to all our donors for your support of this project. We have also received generous pledges to our campaign by donors contributing by check. Our Hatchfund deadline will be held until all checks are received. We can now guarantee our target goal...

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Sep. 26th, 2014

Project Update

Theater Arts

Henri

by Sprat Artistic Ensemble

Dear HENRI supporters, First, a huge thank you goes out to all of you for what you've given to help us raise awareness and inspire discussion about Alzheimer's and aging through the work that's gone into HENRI. As one of our cast members likes to say, there's a conspiracy of silence...

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Sep. 25th, 2014

Project Update

Visual Arts

Blank Canvas

by Castillo

NEW PERK- only available until midnight TONIGHT. All $50+ donors will be entered to win a Castillo original drawing! Donate Today!: http://www.hatchfund.org/project/blank_canvas

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Sep. 25th, 2014

Project Update

Literature, Media, Visual Arts

Thousands

by Markeith Chavous

Hi everyone :) I'd like to thank all of our early donors--we've already raised over $500.00 and it's barely been a week. Thank you all so much. Now let's see if we can keep this momentum going make it to this month's Match 25 Challenge fund! If we reach 25% ($1625.00) by 11:59pm TONIGHT...

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Sep. 24th, 2014

Project Update

Visual Arts

Project Update

Music

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