Recent Updates

Music
July 24: I am currently emailing alumni of Clay County Community High School, and already have had two contributions from them the same day I began contacting the classes! THANK YOU, ALUMNI!! YOU'RE THE BEST!!
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Jul. 24th, 2014
Media, Visual Arts
David and Michael were gracious enough to take a photo of our $10 perk that we sent out. We've added four more items to our $10 perk, which gives you a chance to receive a gift from us for your support. With 11 DAYS remaining to utilize the tax deductible platform of Hatchfund we're trying...
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Jul. 23rd, 2014
Visual Arts
Wow, $3,313 total raised for These Virgin Lands Bring Up New Heroes as of today! With your help, we can get this project off the ground. We are now past the 50% minimum goal... let's keep the momentum going!Thank you!! And a big shout-out to Martin for his awe-inspiring generosity!
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Jul. 23rd, 2014
Theater Arts, Visual Arts
We had some really fun performances this past weekend at Automata with two sold out shows and are now gearing up for Weekend 2 of the New Original Works Festival at REDCAT. We are currently at 44% of our funding goal and any donations at this point would greatly help us with improvements we are...
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Jul. 23rd, 2014
Media

Project Update

Operation Marriage

by Quentin Lee

Rene Haynes, CSA, two time Emmy nominee and casting director of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse & New Moon, boards "Operation Marriage" as casting director.
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Jul. 23rd, 2014
Literature, Visual Arts
Postcard from the End of America: Wolf Point http://linhdinhphotos.blogspot.com/2014/07/postcard-from-end-of-america-wolf-point.html It always amazes me how many people get on a train just to play cards, for outside their windows, a most amazing world is constantly unfurling. It...
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Jul. 22nd, 2014
Theater Arts
Dear all, Happy July! HUGE THANKS AGAIN for all your support of THINGS ARE YOU THE ALL last month. As most of you know by now, we not only met but EXCEEDED our fundraising goal by more than $1000!!! Thanks to your immense generosity, we've been able to pay our collaborators much more...
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Jul. 21st, 2014
Media, Music, Theater Arts

Project Update

Half Life

by Cloud Eye Control

We are thrilled to be working with the incredible designers Efren Delgadillo and Shannon Scrofano on creating our multi-functional sets and projection surfaces. What you see here is us working on a 1/2 scale model of the stage (1/2 inch equals 1 foot in the real world). Besides from being a...
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Jul. 21st, 2014
Media, Music, Theater Arts

Project Update

Half Life

by Cloud Eye Control

Thanks for everyone who has donated so far! Here is a short sneak peek of what we've been working on in the studio. In order to create the fantastical (and sometimes disturbing) worlds in the show, we're working on layering different video projection surfaces with Miwa's animation. And tying it...
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Jul. 21st, 2014
Visual Arts
Drumroll, please... the crowd-funding campaign for my new project "These Virgin Lands Bring Up New Heroes" has passed the $1,000 mark! A huge THANK YOU to everyone who has participated so far! Please help me raise $10,000 by August 6th-- and get SIGNED, LIMITED EDITION photographs as my thank...
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Jul. 20th, 2014
Theater Arts, Visual Arts
We had an amazing fun sold out show tonight! There are still some seats left for our last Automata workshop show Sunday July 20th at 3PM and then we move on to REDCAT. Thanks to recent supporters including Christine Papalexis, Janie Geiser, Anna Huff, Coleman Hough, Kat Vinegrad, Leslie...
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Jul. 20th, 2014
Music, Theater Arts
81% -- we are doing well! The funds have vested (hit the baseline goal) and we matched all the Durfee grant money ($1000). Only 2 weeks left to go, and just over $800 more needed to hit the stretch goal and cover the full budget. Have been hiring artists and auditioning soloists, the troupe...
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Jul. 19th, 2014
Music
ENTER NOW & HELP SUPPORT THIS WORTHY PROJECT Congratulations to Gerald White WINNER of the 1st set of Woodstock Tibetan Chimes! Garry Kivstad has donated a 2nd set of the beautiful Woodstock Tibetan Chimes RAFFLE #2 BEGINS NOW All those who make a $200 contribution or more Between Sat...
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Jul. 19th, 2014
Music, Visual Arts
My minimum goal to receive the fund is 10-15% which is about 600 dollars
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Jul. 19th, 2014
Visual Arts
Our Brazil Project Summer 2014 Update Dear Friends Family & Supporters • Our Project Has Been Delayed Last Month Richard Broke His Sweet Foot To All of Our $25.00 Donors ~ Your Mail Art from Brazil will take some more time to get to you ~ We are not sure when we can go. Our desire...
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Jul. 18th, 2014
Media, Music, Theater Arts
This Was The End was nominated for 3 Bessie Awards - Sound, Visual Design and Best Production. All our designers were acknowledged for their astounding work. Yipee! We are in some very stiff competition to win these awards, but it is wonderful and to be considered in the company of such great...
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Jul. 18th, 2014
Media, Visual Arts
We received a $100 donation, which pushes us up to $2,795! We're only $205 away from reaching our goal of $3,000 by the end of this week. We also added four more $10 perks for you to utilize.
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Jul. 18th, 2014
Music
Dear Fantastic "Concert Chimes to Laredo and Beyond" Supporters and Friends, Finally, I'm writing an update to describe the incredible performance in Laredo, TX, thank you so much for your patience! It was an incredibly rich and moving personal experience on so many levels, I'm sorry it...
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Jul. 18th, 2014
Media, Visual Arts
We sent out perks to the $10 and $50 donors. $10 DONORS: If you haven't responded yet to the email about which item you would like please do ASAP, so we can send them out. We still have one $10 perk available and eight $50 perks available. Utilize them as we try to reach our goal of $3,000 by...
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Jul. 17th, 2014
Music
Today, July 17, we received a generous donation from our first new corporate sponsor on Hatchfund! We hope many more businesses will join our efforts.
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Jul. 17th, 2014
Media
Dear Friends and Supporters, I am thrilled and grateful that we reached our minimum goal of $10,000 (and then some!) and we are able to get the funds released! That means we can film the opening scene which is an Iraq check point– we are building it in Chaska, MN. Shoot dates are Sept 6-8....
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Jul. 17th, 2014
Music, Visual Arts

Project Update

2014 ACRE Residency Program

by ACRE

Hooray! We've met our goal and raised a total of $10,452. Thank you all so much for your contribution. We really couldn't do what we do without your support. The residency is in full swing and its already been the best summer yet with a fantastic crop of residents and robust programming by a...
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Jul. 17th, 2014
Theater Arts

Project Update

'R Gettysburg

by Alan Hostetter

JEB Stuart and Daniel Sickles mugs are in. Get one free guaranteed for donations of $100 or more, or both for donations of $150 or more, whether we reach our goal or not. Only two weeks left! Spread the word. We'll be introducing more mugs next week. You'll get the entire six mug set for...
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Jul. 17th, 2014
Literature, Visual Arts
Postcard from the End of America: Williston http://linhdinhphotos.blogspot.com/2014/07/postcard-from-end-of-america-williston.html Oil made this America-dominated, futuristic world, and with its increasing scarcity, will unravel it. Most pampered yet most disappointed, we’re living in...
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Jul. 16th, 2014
Dance, Music, Theater Arts
Day 2 of the residency during Odeya Nini's work session on freeing the voice. From left to right: Peter Sciscioli, Ellen Fisher, Odeya Nini, Abigail Levine, Larissa Velez-Jackson, Esther Baker-Tarpaga, Olivier Tarpaga, Mina Nishimura. Photo by Kota Yamazaki.
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Jul. 16th, 2014
Dance, Music, Theater Arts
This year's residency is off to a great start! Abigail Levine, Esther Baker-Tarpaga and Peter Sciscioli in the garden at Earthdance.
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Jul. 16th, 2014
Media, Theater Arts
I just want to start by saying thank you again! I've been thinking a lot in the past couple weeks about the intense gratitude I feel toward everyone who has helped out with the project thus far, with money and otherwise, and it feels a little inadequate to simply say thank you again, but know...
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Jul. 16th, 2014
Visual Arts
On June 30th, we successfully completed Drawing Ride 1, bicycling approximately 400 miles from Seattle, WA, to the northern Idaho/Montana border in 11 days. It was beautiful and challenging. The perspective from the route (made up of former railroads converted to trails) was as magical as I had...
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Jul. 15th, 2014
Music
Dear Friends, I am pleased to announce that my Interlochen High School Classmate, Founder of the Blackearth Percussion Group, member of NEXUS and the Steve Reich Ensemble and CEO and Founder of Woodstock Percussion, Garry Kvistad, has donated a set of special wind chimes to be raffled for...
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Jul. 15th, 2014
Theater Arts

Project Update

Hamlet Unmasked

by Michael Cramer

Jul. 15th, 2014
Media, Visual Arts
We're looking to raise around $300 by the end of this week. That would put us up to about $3,000. Thank you all for supporting and continuing to spread the word about this documentary. Remember: International is expensive! $10,000 is our maximum goal for this project. All donations are tax...
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Jul. 15th, 2014
Theater Arts

Project Update

River See

by Sharon Bridgforth

Thank you once again to ALL who supported River See! Your donations/prayers/messages/work/presence and Energy have Lifted this project beyond our wildest Dreams. We wanted to share our documentary, "In da River With River See" in hopes of sharing the Joy and the Journey. "In da River With...
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Jul. 14th, 2014
Media, Music, Theater Arts

Project Update

Half Life

by Cloud Eye Control

We are now officially in WEEK 2 of our Half Life fundraiser! Thanks to everyone who has supported us so far. Because of you, we almost reached our $5000 goal today (I’m still hopeful we can close the gap by end of day today). Running a fundraiser campaign like this takes a lot of energy,...
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Jul. 14th, 2014
Dance, Music, Theater Arts
Our weekly schedule of processes and performances is announced! Any Size Mirror is a Dictator September 5-October 19, 2014 @ Momenta Art 56 Bogart Brooklyn, NY The gallery will be open 3-9pm every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 3pm-7pm the work functions as an evolving, live...
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Jul. 14th, 2014
Visual Arts
Schedule your telephone,skype,email, or face-to-face interview today. Tell your story. Show other survivors how you have learned to accommodate the limitations of arachnoiditis.What obstacles have you overcome? Which are still a challenge for you? How did you become a part of this hidden...
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Jul. 14th, 2014
Media, Visual Arts
We're currently pricing equipment for the documentary.
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Jul. 14th, 2014
Theater Arts, Visual Arts
Thanks to all the recent Secret Admirers and Crushes as we approach the 38% mark - Ray Busmann, Alan Calpe, Catherine May, Ben Durocher, Paul Spirito, Grant Baciocco, and Richard Schwass !!! We open this week at Automata in Los Angeles!!! Tell your friends to come or contribute!...
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Jul. 13th, 2014
Dance, Media

Project Update

Reframing Bodies

by Kelly Bowker

Thank you so much to everyone who came to the show yesterday for our opening night. It's so rewarding to see all the work my dancers and I have been putting in coming to fruition. Read the review of Reframing Bodies at...
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Jul. 12th, 2014
Architecture & Design, Crafts & Traditional Arts, Visual Arts
Hello Supporters, One last note to wrap up this amazing journey we created together, and one more THANK YOU to each of you who supported this project. Like the geyser, Skokkur, I am bursting with inspiration and energy from my residency at Textilsetur. I could not have gotten here without your...
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Jul. 11th, 2014
Music, Theater Arts
Thanks to Kathleen Silverstein for the latest donation (Kathleen, the website here does not give me a way to email you personally). We are at 67% now, very close to the vesting amount, and I have some pledges coming in. Progress is good . . . on the the stretch goal!
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Jul. 11th, 2014
Dance, Media

Project Update

Reframing Bodies

by Kelly Bowker

It's opening night! Thank you to everyone who has helped us make it to this point. Please come see what all our efforts have created! TONIGHT at 8PM TOMORROW at 8PM SUNDAY at 7PM Tickets are available up until an hour beforehand at http://kellybowker.brownpapertickets.com and at the...
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Jul. 11th, 2014
Literature, Music, Visual Arts
2014 Festival Eco Posters by Rafael Lopez
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Jul. 11th, 2014
Music
Dear friends, Thank you so very very much for your generous support of Momenta Quartet's debut CD. The fundraising drive ended late last night, and we successfully raised $19,168! With some latent checks coming in through snail mail, we think we'll reach our goal of $20,000!!! Thank you...
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Jul. 11th, 2014
Visual Arts
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Jul. 10th, 2014
Theater Arts

Project Update

Hamlet Unmasked

by Michael Cramer

Last night's rehearsal went really well. Yes, we had some of the usual problems with lines and such, and it is still running longer than we want, but we are finding things, moments to play, facets of relationships, anger and fears, that we did not know we're there. In Shakespeare, everything you...
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Jul. 10th, 2014
Media

Project Update

NEW [a short film]

by John Harden

UPDATE: July 9, 2014 - Picture and Sound A quick hello everyone, to inform you that NEW is polishing up nicely. On June 27, I spent the day in San Francisco with colorist Gary Coates. We went over the color grading he'd done on the film, and I got a crash course on how to fine-tune things to...
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Jul. 10th, 2014
Visual Arts
I am pleased to reveal the cover design for my book, "Where Water is Gold: Life and Livelihood in Alaska's Bristol Bay." The design team at Braided River just provided it to me today. One step closer to the goal of making this book a reality. Now I need your help to take the big step of hiring...
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Jul. 10th, 2014
Dance, Media

Project Update

Reframing Bodies

by Kelly Bowker

Two days until opening night! Here's a preview from our technical rehearsal of what's to come as we get settled into the theater. Tickets are available in advance @ http://kellybowker.brownpapertickets.com Thank you for all of your support, we are over 80% of the way towards paying the...
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Jul. 9th, 2014
Visual Arts

Project Update

This Land is My Land

by Sue McNally

Hi All…update time! Here are some of the large scale paintings from This Land Is My Land and a bunch a small pieces I have been making along the way. Continuing with the project and having studio visits…..I will send some more images at the end of the summer. Stay Cool! Sue
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Jul. 9th, 2014
Theater Arts

Project Update

Hamlet Unmasked

by Michael Cramer

Greetings Hamleteers! You who made this possible, we adore you! Our Hatchfund campaign raised $4,521!! That came from YOU because you love the arts and independent theatre. TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE! They can be purchased for $20 at www.hamletunmasked.eventbrite.com. The code EARLY10 will...
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Jul. 9th, 2014