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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

Project Update

Theater Arts

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

by Damon DiMarco

A SAMPLE INTERVIEW FROM THIS MORNING'S 9/11 RADIO TOUR Dear supporters: Clearly today is a special day of remembrance. In years past, I struggled to find the right words to extend on an occasion that means many things to many people. Frankly, I suspect, there's no real way to...

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Sep. 11th, 2014

Project Update

Music

Freedom Bound Album to Empower Survivors of Domestic VIolence

by Simply Mary

Great news! We are accepted to play at the Arizona State fair! This year's Fair theme is ironically "Dreams Delivered" We are so excited to get to perform a 1 hour set on the Wallace and Ladmo Stage at 6pm on Thursday Oct 16th!

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Sep. 11th, 2014

Project Update

Music

Freedom Bound Album to Empower Survivors of Domestic VIolence

by Simply Mary

The Gorilla Music Battle of the Bands Preliminary Competition proved to be a great success! Out of 10 Bands we were voted number 1 and off to the finals! To be held on October 11th at the World Famous Nile Theater!

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Sep. 11th, 2014

Project Update

Music

Freedom Bound Album to Empower Survivors of Domestic VIolence

by Simply Mary

I was asked to give my opining on the signing of a 2 time Domestic Violence Offender on our 3TV News @ 9. They heard about my personal experience and wanted to know what I had to say about this. Here is my response....

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Sep. 11th, 2014

Project Update

Literature, Media, Visual Arts

White Water Women of the West

by John Annerino

Prepublication Peer Reviews: I’m not privy to their identities, but here are brief excerpts of what two women publishing professionals wrote: “Thank you very much for letting me read this enticing proposal; after reading only two paragraphs I almost left for the Colorado River!” [To...

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Sep. 11th, 2014

Project Update

Music

The Gratitude Project

by Ilene Angel

How’s about a project update?!!! So here’s the thing about working on a long term project like an album – you work very long and often, odd hours. Therefore, the first thing on my mind is not usually how I look, but rather how I show up sounding. Also, “What are we eating?” is...

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Sep. 10th, 2014

Project Update

Theater Arts

Maria Kizito: Kampala & New Orleans

by Emily Mendelsohn and Tonny Muwangala

It's been a busy week. I arrived in New Orleans and worked with ArtSpot members and some kickass New Orleans artists they gathered to stage a draft of the our November production and begin learning the show's inherited music. (Attached is one of my favorite piece's in the show, Esther...

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Sep. 10th, 2014

Project Update

Theater Arts

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

by Damon DiMarco

TOWER STORIES NATIONAL RADIO TOUR SCHEDULED FOR TOMORROW (9/11/14) Tomorrow, 9/11/14, Damon will be a guest on the following radio stations as part of Premiere Network's national radio tour remembering 9/11. The tour schedule is listed below. All times are EST. An (L) means the...

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Sep. 10th, 2014

Project Update

Visual Arts

Seep for EXPO CHICAGO 2014

by Erik Peterson

Hello everyone! Exciting Seep Breaking News: an amazing donor just offered a huge MATCHING campaign that begins today! Thus, we raised the target goal to accommodate the large matching fund from this generous donor. If you have friends or co-workers who wanted to donate but didn't yet have...

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Sep. 9th, 2014

Project Update

Visual Arts

Alaska's Bristol Bay

by Carl Johnson

In an effort to ensure I can meet a goal that allows me to collect some funds to pay for the essayist fees for my book, I have asked for Hatchfund to grant me one last extension and reduce my minimum fundraising goal. While I still need $12,500 to pay for the writers (and additional funds for...

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Sep. 9th, 2014

Project Update

Music, Visual Arts

"Black and White" and "The Color Poems"

by Peter Wetzler

We've rolled past the 20% mark and momentum is gaining now with our match fund now in place. Every dollar contributed will yield 2 dollars towards our goal. Announcing the winners of our raffles: Emma Tuccillo has won the original Julie Hedrick Oil Painting! And Pauline Oliveros has won the...

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Sep. 9th, 2014

Project Update

Theater Arts

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

by Damon DiMarco

HATCHFUND MAKES TOWER STORIES, THE PLAY THEIR FEATURED CAMPAIGN! In an extremely generous show of support, Hatchfund has named Tower Stories, the Play it’s featured campaign starting tomorrow, September 10, 214. This week, of course, marks the 13th anniversary of 9/11. While it’s...

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Sep. 9th, 2014

Project Update

Dance

fantasia upon the moment when...

by Mary Armentrout

dear supporters, it's good news - we made it to our $6000 goal! that means our project will be funded - yay! and that means that you guys did it - you totally helped me raise the funds I needed for "fantasia" to go forward - thank you so very much. we will be busy in the theater now all week,...

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Sep. 9th, 2014

Project Update

Dance

survival (work) / movement (play)

by Stormy Budwig

The performances were wonderful. Thank you for supporting, and thank you for coming. Visit www.stormybudwig.com for news about future shows, and donors to this project: be checking your mail this week and next for your perks!! Also: what did you think about the dance? Email me: I will really...

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Sep. 8th, 2014

Project Update

Literature, Media

The Corridor of Uncertainty

by Nihar Suthar

It's me again! Hope you all had an incredible weekend. As most of you know, I sent out an update in July with a goal to finish the entire first draft of my book by the end of August. Unfortunately, a lot of dangerous obstacles arose over the summer, which prevented me from completing the entire...

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Sep. 8th, 2014

Project Update

Music

September Skies

by Lisa Ragsdale

At this time, I would be exceedingly grateful if some kind person would contribute something like $31.00 or $26.00 or even $1 in order that we are not left with a "9" every time another $25 or $50 is contributed. So very sorry to ask this, but, you know, things like this can make me very silly....

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Sep. 8th, 2014

Project Update

Visual Arts

Project Update

Music

Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble 2014-15 Season

by PJCE

About 10 hours left until our Fall concert & 15 hours until the end our of our Hatchfund campaign. Every dollar helps us get closer to our maximum goal, so every dollar you donate is very helpful!!! Please consider donating today to help the PJCE accomplish all of its creative endeavors!

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Sep. 7th, 2014

Project Update

Media, Visual Arts

The Gospel According to This Moment

by Hilja Keading

Thank You! The last phase of The Gospel According To This Moment is funded and I am deeply appreciative of all the help, advice, advocacy and support you have given this project. It really has been a leap of trust and you allowed me to land on my feet! With the irreplaceable talents of Julie...

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Sep. 6th, 2014

Project Update

Music

Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble 2014-15 Season

by PJCE

Don't forget! If you can't contribute right now, but can get your friends' combined contributions to total $60 or more, then not only will your friends get their contribution perks, but YOU will receive the following: Admission for one to a concert of your choice + 1 PJCE T-shirt! Just make...

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Sep. 6th, 2014

Project Update

Theater Arts

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

by Damon DiMarco

MINIMUM FUNDING ACHIEVED! Tower Stories, the Play just crossed its threshold for minimum funding! This is a major milestone in our campaign, and your donation has made it possible. Thank you for your support – you are the reason that future generations will understand our history and...

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Sep. 6th, 2014