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Architecture & Design, Media, Visual Arts

Instillation of Nothing - Downtown Plaza 2016 - Gainesville, Florida

by Tom Miller

Proud to say we have our very first contribution to nothing! Thank you for your support, and please spread the word so we can achieve nothing in the Gainesville Plaza!

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May. 5th, 2016

Project Update

Media

Your Resources

by Will Arbery

Filming in Wyoming went wonderfully. It was such a joy to work with Julia. She's a natural, and a true artist. Now, we're deep in post-production, and I'm collaborating with the composer Alex Martin to create the perfect score for the piece. Then, we'll submit to festivals. Again, thank you so...

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May. 5th, 2016

Project Update

Theater Arts

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

by Damon DiMarco

THE TRUTH ABOUT TELLING THE TRUTH Dear friends, Arthur Miller once wrote this: "The best work that anybody ever writes is the work that is on the verge of embarrassing him, always." From perhaps another vector, Justin Timberlake once said: "You're not meant to do what is easy. You're...

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May. 4th, 2016

Project Update

Media

The Clemente Project (working title)

by James Rutenbeck

I was recently interviewed for the Mass Cultural Council Artsake blog. I talk a bit about making films like The Clemente Project--the process, responsibility to the people being filmed,...

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May. 4th, 2016

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Dance, Music, Visual Arts

Got ARTS, Maricopa?

by Judith Lang Zaimont

Coming on strong at the close! A major article on the EXPO by David Yankus in last week's paper, Maricopa MONITOR, already re-posted in a regional paper. See the opening here, and read the entire piece at: ...

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May. 4th, 2016

Project Update

Media, Theater Arts, Visual Arts

Help Payan Travel to Chile for Hemispheric Performance Encuentro in July

by Victor Payan

Fundraising Update: 10 Days to Victory! Good Morning, Amig@s! I hope you are having a wonderful day! My campaign to attend the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics’ Xo Encuentro in Chile has received tremendous support, and I want to thank everyone who helped us reach the...

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May. 4th, 2016

Project Update

Visual Arts

Alaska's Bristol Bay

by Carl Johnson

I was so very pleased to receive my advance copy in the mail today of "Where Water is Gold"! The photos are simply gorgeous, the layout and color design by the team at Braided River is fantastic. I cannot wait for the shipment to arrive at the warehouse in Seattle in mid-June. We celebrated...

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May. 4th, 2016

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Media, Theater Arts, Visual Arts

Help Payan Travel to Chile for Hemispheric Performance Encuentro in July

by Victor Payan

Keeping in today's S.A. Big Give vein, I wanted to share the opening video for our legendary Rudos y Tecnicos San Antonio Lucharrifc Extravaganza, a night of lucha and locura, which was funded by the Andy Warhol Foundation's Idea Fund Grant in 2010. https://vimeo.com/83363131 Please...

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May. 4th, 2016

Project Update

Literature

Princess of Rome Book I: Caligula's Sister

by Savannah Thorne

The fundraising passed 50% funded, and the number of publishers reading are up to 10!

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May. 4th, 2016

Project Update

Media, Theater Arts, Visual Arts

Help Payan Travel to Chile for Hemispheric Performance Encuentro in July

by Victor Payan

A shout out to our San Anto familia on this Big Give Day, when the Alamo City shows its generosity to support worthy causes and non-profits! Please help support our worthy (and tax deductible) cause, to get me to the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics in Santiago, Chile in...

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May. 3rd, 2016

Project Update

Literature

Princess of Rome Book I: Caligula's Sister

by Savannah Thorne

Brad Meltzer?: Genuine Class Act.

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May. 3rd, 2016

Project Update

Music

Shoebox View Album Release

by Naomi Moon Siegel

Hello Hatchfund Supporters! As this project continues to move along, I am continually filled with gratitude. I have some updates for you: • I am thrilled to be playing this music live in June with Sean Woolstenhulme (Guitar) and Eric Eagle (Drums) to celebrate the album release. Official...

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May. 2nd, 2016

Project Update

Literature

Princess of Rome Book I: Caligula's Sister

by Savannah Thorne

What a day! Hit 49% of the stretch goal--and Brad Meltzer is tweeting my project tonight! What a darling. I hope someday I may buy him a very nice lunch.

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May. 2nd, 2016

Project Update

Media

The Spy Who Knew Me

by Lawrence Kern

What a big day! In class, we tell our actors all the time that we are an ENSEMBLE and we all have to work together to make our productions the best that they can be. And our donors are working together too! Today, donations big and small helped us reach an important milestone - we are now over...

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May. 2nd, 2016

Project Update

Media, Theater Arts, Visual Arts

Help Payan Travel to Chile for Hemispheric Performance Encuentro in July

by Victor Payan

It's hard to believe that it's been 10 years since the historic May 1, 2006 immigrants rights marches across the country. And Aztec Gold was there! Here's a fun video from the archive as we gear into our final two weeks of fundraising! https://vimeo.com/164954000 A grandisimo thank you to...

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May. 2nd, 2016

Project Update

Literature

Princess of Rome Book I: Caligula's Sister

by Savannah Thorne

Things have been a mile a minute here! Sometimes up, sometimes down. I couldn't be more excited about the novel being with such wonderful publishers. And truly--I think I'm more scared than my husband is. He's facing everything with such grace. I'm amazed and truly lucky! On top of that, I...

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May. 2nd, 2016

Project Update

Music

Project: 音 Sound 음

by Robert Heath

Congratulations to composer Kay He who has finished her brand new piece, "Liquid Sculptures: the sound and smell of the ocean." By using her grandfather's oil paintings as inspiration, she explores the dramatic power of pentatonic scales to evoke the calm, aggressive, happy, and sorrowful moods...

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May. 1st, 2016

Project Update

Media

STUCK

by Jenni Tooley

You may have noticed that our crowdfunding goals changed last week. A big thank you to our program officer, Dillon Nicholson, and AIM Hatchfund for being willing to go with the flow and adapt our crowdfunding campaign as our overall strategy changes. They truly do want to see us succeed and...

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May. 1st, 2016

Project Update

Media

The Spy Who Knew Me

by Lawrence Kern

Saturday SPY-TIME! In this week's Q&A, ?#?TheSpyWhoKnewMe? writer/director Lawrence Kern shares a little more detail about the plot and the major themes of the movie. Within this fun-filled James Bond style story, we are majorly celebrating girl-power with an all-female elite spy agency, and...

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May. 1st, 2016

Project Update

Literature

Princess of Rome Book I: Caligula's Sister

by Savannah Thorne

More exciting news! So far, out of 13 publishers my agent pitched to, 8 already responded in a single day, using exclamation points, as in, "I'd love to read this!" Fingers crossed.

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Apr. 30th, 2016

Project Update

Literature

Wonders in the Deep: Residency at La Porte Peinte in Noyers-sur-Serein, France

by Kelsey Donk

We had a soirée de lecture et musique in Noyers two weeks ago! Lindsay Kupser, a Canadian musician and fellow artist-in-residence sang a few songs she worked on during her stay in Noyers. I read a few excerpts from writing I've been doing here. We invited the community to join us for this...

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Apr. 30th, 2016

Project Update

Visual Arts

Am I pretty YET?

by Carol Scavotto

Here are some of the photo's from the Gallery opening where the 1st performance occurred in Providence RI. Also included are the candid shots of the Barbies in the dressing room.

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Apr. 29th, 2016

Project Update

Dance, Literature, Visual Arts

Keeping the Faith: The Prison Project

by Pat Graney Company

We've raised 30% of our goal!! This is our second official week of fundraising, and the generosity and support that has poured our way is truly incredible. We would like to extend a special thank you to our newest supporters: Eliza Cohn, Fern Cohn, Nancy Edelstein, Carla Becker, Cheryl...

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Apr. 28th, 2016

Project Update

Dance, Theater Arts

Stardust and Water

by Alana Shaw: Turning the Wheel

We have just SEVENTEEN HOURS left of our campaign and in thirty-four hours, we'll be on stage performing for opening night! Our team of artist and community performers have been working seamlessly and tirelessly, with inspiration and preferred coffee and tea drinks as our fuel. The video...

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Apr. 28th, 2016

Project Update

Dance, Media

Where Women Don't Dance - A Documentary

by Nel Shelby

Just a reminder: Nejla Y Yatkin’s What Dreams May Come, featuring Where Women Don’t Dance, will be shown at Dance Place and Reston Community Center Stage in the next two weeks! Details below: Dance Place Washington DC April 30 & May 1 @ 8pm Details & tickets:...

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Apr. 27th, 2016

Project Update

Dance

DanceFest Vermont

by Erika Lawlor Schmidt

Dear friends and family ! This is to extend our sincere appreciation for your contribution to DanceFest Vermont! We reached our goal ! ! THANK YOU ! We can now fulfill our commitment to recognizing the choreographers with honorariums. DanceFest will be a stunning weekend of contemporary...

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Apr. 26th, 2016

Project Update

Media, Visual Arts

Devil's Hollow

by Chris Easterly

Hey, Devil's Hollow Family! Check out this short video for the latest on DEVIL'S HOLLOW, and as always, thank you for helping make this movie happen!

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Apr. 26th, 2016

Project Update

Media, Theater Arts, Visual Arts

Help Payan Travel to Chile for Hemispheric Performance Encuentro in July

by Victor Payan

Success!!! We surpassed our match fund goal in just over an hour, and all matching funds have now been exhausted! Special thanks to James Biggs, Valerie Aranda, Phil Esparza, Tomas Benitez, Jenny Mendez, Victoria Garcia, Pocha Peña, Payam Mahboubi, Isaac Artenstein, Luis Reyes, David Hyatt,...

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Apr. 25th, 2016

Project Update

Media, Theater Arts, Visual Arts

Help Payan Travel to Chile for Hemispheric Performance Encuentro in July

by Victor Payan

At 9am we started a matching fund rally to raise $225 in order to receive $225 in matching funds from Hatchfund, and donations in the first 5 minutes put us past the 50% mark for this goal! We just need to raise $100 more to receive full match funding! Remember, funds are limited, so time is of...

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Apr. 25th, 2016

Project Update

Media

The Spy Who Knew Me

by Lawrence Kern

We skipped Saturday Spy-Time yesterday to celebrate Shakespeare's birthday, but we're back today with a Q&A with our teaching artist and SPY WHO KNEW ME writer/director, Lawrence Kern. This week, Lawrence talks about our plans to use green screens in the film. Green screens are a major...

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Apr. 24th, 2016

Project Update

Dance

DanceFest Vermont

by Erika Lawlor Schmidt

Amazing! THANK YOU to ALL that have contributed to the DanceFest Vermont! Hatchfund campaign ! we just reached our goal !!! We are ready and looking forward to the upcoming weekend of dance, with so many varied and exciting projects on the Casella Theater stage. This is a special event for...

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Apr. 24th, 2016

Project Update

Media, Theater Arts, Visual Arts

Help Payan Travel to Chile for Hemispheric Performance Encuentro in July

by Victor Payan

Saludos, Amig@s, Starting on Monday. 4/25, @ 9am PST, we will be eligible to receive up to $225 in dollar-for-dollar matching funds from Hatchfund for our campaign to get me to Chile to attend the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics Encuentro in July! Matching funds are...

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Apr. 24th, 2016

Project Update

Media

STUCK

by Jenni Tooley

Hello Friends! We are on IMDB! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5623936/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_1 Many of our crew members from our pitch video have agreed to return to shoot the feature. I am so happy-- they are all very talented people with great attitudes and work ethics. In addition to our...

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Apr. 24th, 2016

Project Update

Literature

Princess of Rome Book I: Caligula's Sister

by Savannah Thorne

Antonia is a character who appears minimally in the novel. Daughter of Marc Antony, she was raised among Cleopatra's other children, Caesarian, who was widely believed to be fathered by Julius Caesar, and Marc Antony's children who, by Roman standards, were also considered bastards. Antonia...

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Apr. 24th, 2016

Project Update

Media, Visual Arts

Walking Into Walls (final phase)

by Coleman Hough

Dear artists, friends and philanthropists, I would like to start by thanking everyone who has given so generously to my to fund my documentary film about Parkinson's disease, Walking Into Walls. We need more help. With only three weeks left we have just under $9,000 still to raise to meet...

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Apr. 22nd, 2016

Project Update

Dance, Literature, Visual Arts

Keeping the Faith: The Prison Project

by Pat Graney Company

We've reached 14% of our goal!! This is wonderful momentum for our first few days into the campaign, and we are so excited. YOU are at the core of what powers Keeping the Faith: The Prison Project. From our whole hearts, we'd like to share our deepest gratitude for our amazing donors. Thank...

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Apr. 22nd, 2016

Project Update

Literature

Princess of Rome Book I: Caligula's Sister

by Savannah Thorne

Another thank you going out! Another donation already! I could not be more grateful. I will keep the updates coming as they come in! <3

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Apr. 22nd, 2016

Project Update

Media

Your Resources

by Will Arbery

Just wanted to post a quick update to let you know how things are going. Julia has proved to be a NATURAL. She's doing an amazing job as the lead of this film. We've braved the unpredictable Wyoming weather, and I can't wait to share the film with you. Check out these pictures from the set!

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Apr. 21st, 2016

Project Update

Literature

Princess of Rome Book I: Caligula's Sister

by Savannah Thorne

Thank you to my early supporters! When the funding starts to roll, I'll send out some lovely bookmarks to thank you. You are wonderful people!

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Apr. 21st, 2016

Project Update

Dance, Theater Arts

Stardust and Water

by Alana Shaw: Turning the Wheel

Ask and believe and you shall receive: we REACHED our minimum goal to get Stardust and Water onto the stage and into the hearts and minds of all those who partake! THANK YOU, generous donors for believing in the kind of art that merges disciplines, builds community and shares a message of the...

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Apr. 20th, 2016

Project Update

Dance, Literature, Visual Arts

Keeping the Faith: The Prison Project

by Pat Graney Company

What an exciting start to our campaign! Today, our project went live on social media, and we have already generated 5% of our goal! We have four more weeks to fully fund this incredible program, and we cannot thank you enough for your support. YOU are a huge part of what makes Keeping the Faith...

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Apr. 20th, 2016

Project Update

Dance, Music, Visual Arts

Got ARTS, Maricopa?

by Judith Lang Zaimont

Check out EXPO's latest updates! First up: A Glance at our Arts Calendar for last month -- lots going on in Maricopa!! (Special Events in RED) -- Of course, to get to address, activity description details, info on ticketing,you have to be on MAC's parent site where the Calendar is LIVE.

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Apr. 19th, 2016

Project Update

Theater Arts

Whatchamacallit: A Play About Jesus

by Emily Schmitt

Rehearsals for Whatchamacallit are underway and going AMAZING. Check out some of our fun rehearsal pics. And purchase tickets at www.skeletonrep.org

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Apr. 19th, 2016

Project Update

Media, Theater Arts, Visual Arts

Help Payan Travel to Chile for Hemispheric Performance Encuentro in July

by Victor Payan

Hello, Amig@s! Our campaign is off to great start, and I wanted to thank those of you who have contributed so far! Our first goal is to reach 25% of the target by the 24th, which will make us eligible to receive up to $225 in matching funds from Hatchfund. We are already at 18% of the target,...

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Apr. 19th, 2016

Project Update

Music

One Girl Town: The debut album by "raw & real" singer-songwriter Licity Collins

by Licity Collins

Hey Everyone! I just wanted to make sure you heard the first single from the album so you can hear more of what we're making. "Love Me Like That" is also on amazon, iTunes and Spotify—but when you donate you get a free download of the song. Enjoy!

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Apr. 19th, 2016

Project Update

Dance

antithesis

by Gesel Mason

Hello from snowy Colorado! We have 4.5 hours left in our campaign. Thank you to the 160+ of you who backed this project in words and ones ($), likes and shares. We raised over $8,000 towards the Denver MCA performance and for the fall premiere. I am truly humbled and buoyed by your support. I...

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Apr. 18th, 2016

Project Update

Crafts & Traditional Arts, Visual Arts

Relative Moments

by Brandon Smith

here's a moody video on Vimeo of my grass pulling process. https://vimeo.com/161332002

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Apr. 17th, 2016

Project Update

Crafts & Traditional Arts, Visual Arts

Relative Moments

by Brandon Smith

A continuous THANK YOU to everyone lending a hand toward this project!!!! Things are coming along quite well and there should be process photos and video updates soon!!

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Apr. 17th, 2016

Project Update

Media

The Spy Who Knew Me

by Lawrence Kern

In this week's Q&A with THE SPY WHO KNEW ME writer & director Lawrence Kern, he shares a bit more about the world of the film, and how we hope to use this format to showcase who our actors are and all that they are ABLE to do. So often when we see individuals with Down syndrome or other...

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Apr. 17th, 2016

Project Update

Media

STUCK

by Jenni Tooley

Week Two began with 28 supporters and 13% funding! Our video was viewed 1500 times in the first two days it was posted. Thanks to all of you who have helped us get here! Today I will be speaking on a panel at the Dallas International Film Festival about crowdfunding-- a year ago I hardly...

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Apr. 16th, 2016