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Project Update

Literature, Media, Theater Arts

The Emotional Body

by Laura Bond

Less Than Two Weeks to Meet Our Goal! We have received some amazing support and are 53% of the way to our initial goal, but now The Emotional Body book and animation project needs to raise $2675 in the next two weeks to meet its all-or-nothing fundraising goal. The most popular donation so...

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Jan. 19th, 2017

Project Update

Music

Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues - Is it Blues or is it Classical? Yes!

by Corky Siegel

5 more days for crowdfunding brings us to the end of this part of the journey. But today the two PR people (which you have manifested) begin writing the press-releases and putting together their lists. The CD is being pressed and should be finished today, the packaging is complete, and the...

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Jan. 19th, 2017

Project Update

Theater Arts

My Grandfather's Prayers

by Lisa Sturz

Hello I continue to work on the production to prepare for the June 17th premiere. I was able to go to Boston in early December and stay with my cousin Janet (and Fred) and her dear mother Bluma who was my mother's first cousin. She had lots of memories about my grandfather and lots of...

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Jan. 17th, 2017

Project Update

Dance, Music, Theater Arts

Vessels

by Vessels Performance

We did it! Thanks to each and every one of you, we raised $18,286, exceeding our goal. We are are so very excited to continue our work on Vessels with your support, and we can move into the first half of 2017 with more ease now that we know we have a large chunk of the resources that we...

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Jan. 14th, 2017

Project Update

Dance

MUSE

by Lauren Williams

Introducing you all to Jasmine Zook and Amanda Edwards, my Muses of Comedy and Tragedy of my Muse cast. From the first day they danced together, I knew they would create nothing short of magic. Check the video for more information: https://youtu.be/antDax4fucw

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Jan. 13th, 2017

Project Update

Media, Theater Arts

Unknown Play Project - Documentary Film

by Alexis Clements

We're thrilled to announce that we have completed a first draft of the film, thanks to a brief stay at the Millay Colony, an artist residency in Austerlitz, NY that was created thanks to the estate of noted queer woman and writer Edna St Vincent Millay. As a first-time filmmaker, there has...

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Jan. 12th, 2017

Project Update

Theater Arts

Spelling Bee with Starstuff Theatre Collective

by Katie Ganem

We did it! Thanks to you! Check out our thank you video, and be on the look out for updates on our rehearsal process. We are so excited to get started! https://youtu.be/Z5lD1jcXEG4

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Jan. 12th, 2017

Project Update

Media

USA Warrior Stories

by Matthew Hindra

New USA WARRIOR STORIES logo

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Jan. 11th, 2017

Project Update

Music

Waiting Room Rx

by Ben King

This is so humbling. We are within $290 of reaching my goal to fund "Waiting Room Rx." People I never would have hoped for have been so generous in their contributions. In addition to the weekly performances in the oncology waiting room at UT Southwestern I have finished work on "Hang Time"...

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Jan. 10th, 2017

Project Update

Music

"Backline" - Paul Speidel Band's New Live CD of Original and Improvised Music

by Paul Speidel

Hey Everybody! Happy New Year to you and yours--here's hoping you have a great 2017! I want to thank everyone for their generous contributions to the "Backline" CD project. As you know, it's a challenge to make recordings in today's environment, much less to cut through the din of all...

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Jan. 7th, 2017

Project Update

Theater Arts

Spelling Bee with Starstuff Theatre Collective

by Katie Ganem

We did it! We made it to our minimum goal! And we can officially do the show. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! There's still time left to donate. Donating today will help us secure a space for our entire rehearsal process. Only two days left to donate!

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Jan. 7th, 2017

Project Update

Music

Poor Clare Debut LP

by Poor Clare

Hello Everyone! The big day is drawing near! "Like the Tide" will be released this Friday, with special thanks to each of you! Our CD Release Event will take place at 8pm this Friday, January 6th, at the Fremont Abbey (4272 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103). We hope those who are in the...

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Jan. 2nd, 2017

Project Update

Media

The Spy Who Knew Me

by Lawrence Kern

Hello Hatchfund Contributors, With the preparations for our most recent production of A Dickens Christmas Carol at Victory Gardens Theater, and the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, we're a little behind sharing our #SaturdaySpyTime posts with you here on Hatchfund. We're making up for...

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Dec. 31st, 2016

Project Update

Visual Arts

Alaska's Bristol Bay

by Carl Johnson

Official Book Launch Party Set! After a few delays, I have set the book launch party for "Where Water is Gold" for January 14, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Tap Root in Anchorage. The event will include presentations and talks by contributing writers Steve Kahn, Anne Coray, and Dave Atcheson,...

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Dec. 29th, 2016

Project Update

Media

USA Warrior Stories

by Matthew Hindra

We've been working on the art work for our soon to be released documentary. Please let us know what you think.

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Dec. 29th, 2016

Project Update

Visual Arts

Visualizing Keweenaw History in the Eagle Harbor Store

by Cinelandia

Happy Holidays Everyone! Just completed a short video of the shows and events we did at the Eagle Harbor Social Aid and Pleasure Club this summer and fall. Have a look: https://vimeo.com/196876878 We also updated our website and will continue to post events, updates and things of note...

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Dec. 27th, 2016

Project Update

Music

Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues - Is it Blues or is it Classical? Yes!

by Corky Siegel

I'd like to thank Hatchfund for extending our adventure here for another 30 days. If you know anyone else that might be interested they still have an opportunity. The cover and 12 page booklet has been designed and everything is now being manufactured. I did the final proofing of the audio on...

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Dec. 27th, 2016

Project Update

Media

USA Warrior Stories

by Matthew Hindra

Wishing Everyone an Very Merry Christmas! Matt & Nick

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Dec. 25th, 2016

Project Update

Media

USA Warrior Stories

by Matthew Hindra

Our campaign is underway. If we can raise an additional $100 today we will be on pace to exceed our goal. This photo is of Ret Army SSG Health Calhoun. In 2003, while serving in Iraq as a Squad Leader for the 101st Airborne Division, Heath’s convoy was hit by a rocket propelled grenade. The...

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Dec. 23rd, 2016

Project Update

Visual Arts

Singularity

by Rebekah Waites

We are getting closer to our goal and are so grateful to our supporters! Singularity is more than just an art piece to be looked at. Singularity is a Large Scale Interactive Art Piece that will allow people to interact with art. Interactive art changes people. It stretches and opens our hearts...

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Dec. 22nd, 2016

Project Update

Literature, Media, Theater Arts

The Emotional Body

by Laura Bond

The Emotional Body project campaign is off to a great start! Active for less than a week, we have already received donations within all five project perk categories and raised 12% of our maximum goal! At this point our donors come from three different countries (USA, Australia, and Switzerland)...

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Dec. 22nd, 2016

Project Update

Media, Visual Arts

Circle, Michigan - One Hour TV Pilot

by Matt Croyle

Greetings, 'Circle, Michigan' backers! I hope this message finds everyone in a great holiday spirit! We're gearing up to shoot quite a bit over the holidays, and I just wanted to let you all know that we're getting more and more excited to get this pilot out to the world, and you! Here is the...

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Dec. 22nd, 2016

Project Update

Music

Waiting Room Rx

by Ben King

Do your Christmas shopping and get a tax deduction. All contributions to "Waiting Room Rx" are tax deductible and you get great items that could be the perfect gift. Know someone getting into meditation? We've got Tibetan bowls. Have a grand child getting into music? We've got fun flutes.

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Dec. 16th, 2016

Project Update

Media

Tía Chuck

by Mark & Angela Walley

Dear Friends & Supporters, We hope you all had a wonderful 2016 and and are enjoying the holidays! Please read our most recent updates for our film following Chuck Ramirez: http://tiachuck.com/october-2016-update http://tiachuck.com/december-2016-update We'll continue to post monthly...

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Dec. 16th, 2016

Project Update

Theater Arts

Spelling Bee with Starstuff Theatre Collective

by Katie Ganem

Some exciting news! We will be holding a live fundraiser event in D.C. We're teaming up with The Town Tavern D.C. for our very own karaoke night. Join us on Thursday January 5th starting at 9pm for a night of singing, drinking, and antics. Cause as we all know, karaoke is ten times more fun...

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Dec. 14th, 2016

Project Update

Theater Arts

Spelling Bee with Starstuff Theatre Collective

by Katie Ganem

We have a winner! Congratulations to Oliver Lewis for winning our ticket raffle. A big thank you to those of you who have helped our fundraiser get off to a great start. We are over 10% of our minimum goal, but we still have a long way to go. Please keep sharing this page and check back...

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Dec. 12th, 2016

Project Update

Literature

All I Want To Do Is Live: A Collection of Creative Nonfiction

by Trace Ramsey

Hey folks - With a few more weeks to go, we are just shy of 80% funded. Things have slowed way down, but the last 20% is critical to making this project a success! I made a new video to answer the question about what happens with the money contributed after the initial goal. Check it out...

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Dec. 12th, 2016

Project Update

Theater Arts

Spelling Bee with Starstuff Theatre Collective

by Katie Ganem

A big thank you to our first donors. We are off to a great start. As a way of saying thank you to those who are helping us jumpstart this campaign, we will be raffling off two free tickets to the show. Donate any amount by midnight on Sunday December 11th for a chance to win.

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Dec. 10th, 2016

Project Update

Media

The Spy Who Knew Me

by Lawrence Kern

It's #SaturdaySpyTime again! As our editing team continue cutting footage together, we'll share stills from the movie so you can get a hint of what the finished film will look like. This week....OMG! Check out Rachel, Andrew, and Alena from the big finale scene at Firehouse Chicago. We don't...

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Dec. 10th, 2016

Project Update

Architecture & Design, Crafts & Traditional Arts, Visual Arts

The Cyclone Racer: A Long Lost Long Beach Icon

by Timothy Cole

Did a lot of drawings this week. I'm still promoting the project so as to reach my stretch goal.

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Dec. 10th, 2016

Project Update

Architecture & Design, Crafts & Traditional Arts, Visual Arts

Seven / Quarter Expansion

by Seven / Quarter

A note to all of our amazing supporters, Our campaign has come to a close and I just wanted to send you, on behalf of all of us at Seven/Quarter, a sincere and heartfelt THANK YOU. Seriously. Thank you. Asking for money happens to rank really low on all of our lists of favorite things...

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Dec. 7th, 2016

Project Update

Media

STUCK

by Jenni Tooley

Phase 1 a Success! We shot everything we set out to shoot-- and the footage looks great! Our actors were on point the entire time and gave great consistent performances. Our crew was a well oiled machine by the end of day one- which was a doozy! Most of the time you schedule an easy first...

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Dec. 7th, 2016

Project Update

Literature

All I Want To Do Is Live: A Collection of Creative Nonfiction

by Trace Ramsey

Hey all - Things have slowed down, but I am back at it to try and get this project finished up. If you have been thinking about donating again, please do so as soon as you can! We have added another perk: The next THREE people to donate $100 or more to our campaign will get a huge gift...

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Dec. 7th, 2016

Project Update

Music

Waiting Room Rx

by Ben King

The recording process for "Hang Time" starts Friday with 12-string guitar tracks. What's with the title? I was talking with a patient in the oncology waiting room where I play. He was talking about all the waiting involved with dealing with a life-threatening illness. He said: "You're...

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Dec. 6th, 2016

Project Update

Music

Waiting Room Rx

by Ben King

We are 10% funded and I've been delighted to start getting questions about our "perks." One perk that has sparked interest is the home concert. Here's how it works. 1. You can invite all your friends over to your living room and I will put a "concert" just like I was playing at Carnegie...

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Dec. 5th, 2016

Project Update

Music

Waiting Room Rx

by Ben King

We got to the 10% funded stage today with more deadlines ahead. Remember -- you can get get an in-house concert or authentic Tibetan bowls and Native American flutes with your donations.

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Dec. 5th, 2016

Project Update

Architecture & Design, Crafts & Traditional Arts, Visual Arts

FELT DeCoded - Funding for Exhibition-Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco

by Janice Arnold

Thanks you for your generosity and contributions! You have helped me reach beyond the halfway point to my first goal. Here on the studio front, my 18 hour days are a small price to pay for the opportunity to create this exhibition. And it wouldn’t be happening without the support of some...

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Dec. 2nd, 2016

Project Update

Literature

All I Want To Do Is Live: A Collection of Creative Nonfiction

by Trace Ramsey

Hey all - You all are amazing. With less than 5 hours to go, we are just $2,357 dollars from the final goal of $10,000. In these last few hours, please consider a second donation (want a book for a friend? want to get the next level perk?). With an additional contribution of $25 or more, you...

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Dec. 1st, 2016

Project Update

Theater Arts

My Grandfather's Prayers

by Lisa Sturz

This is one final update before the site goes offline. I am currently working on the part of the story which takes place in Boston. I've been researching the influence of Izso and others at Mishkin Tefilah on the young Leonard Bernstein. This is where Bernstein was first exposed to Jewish...

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Dec. 1st, 2016

Project Update

Music

The Christmas Rose: A Candlelight Concert - Recording

Wow! What a year! We really had no idea what to expect as we put together our very first CD collection, and ran into a number of lengthy delays! But, just in time for Christmas, we suddenly found ourselves "catapulted" back in the thick of this project when our 10 beautifully mastered tracks...

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Nov. 30th, 2016

Project Update

Dance, Literature

thINKingDANCE Turns 5!

by thINKingDANCE

Dear wonderful, generous team of thINKingDANCE supporters: Huge thanks to each and every one of you who have supported our annual campaign on Hatchfund! We are getting closer to our goal because of your contributions. We are also getting closer to our deadline! We are striving to raise...

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Nov. 30th, 2016

Project Update

Literature

All I Want To Do Is Live: A Collection of Creative Nonfiction

by Trace Ramsey

Hello everyone - I am excited to announce that All I Want To Do Is Live is now considered "funded", which means we will receive the $7,200 we have now as well as every contribution that comes in until the end of the campaign. This project has more supporters than I could have ever imagined,...

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Nov. 29th, 2016

Project Update

Music

Waiting Room Rx

by Ben King

Tomorrow is the National Day of Giving and we are starting to get great donations. That line is slowly crawling toward the "funding goal."

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Nov. 28th, 2016

Project Update

Media

The Spy Who Knew Me

by Lawrence Kern

It's #SaturdaySpyTime! Every week, as our editing team continue cutting footage together, we'll share stills from the movie so you can see what it will look like. Check out these stills of super-spies The Rude Mechanicals played by Colleen, Emily, and Hannah! One of the things we're thankful...

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Nov. 26th, 2016

Project Update

Music

Poor Clare Debut LP

by Poor Clare

Happy Thanksgiving from Poor Clare! We are so thankful to our supporters for believing in this project and getting us to our goal. We can't wait to share the music with you on Jan 6th. A HUGE thank you to all our new supporters Matt Gebhart, Rob Foley, Shirley Mouer, Chelsea Greenwood, Randy...

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Nov. 24th, 2016

Project Update

Literature

All I Want To Do Is Live: A Collection of Creative Nonfiction

by Trace Ramsey

Hey everyone - This afternoon we made it to our initial target goal of $6,000! That makes it possible to do the initial print run of beautiful soft covers as well as the limited edition custom hardcovers. Now we have 6 days to make it all the way to our full goal of $10,000 and beyond....

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Nov. 24th, 2016

Project Update

Music

Trios by Fauré, Zemlinsky, and Buide

by Trio Séléné

Dear friends, We hope this email finds you well. It's hard to believe that another holiday season is upon us! Please forgive us for the long silence, we have not forgotten about you! This Autumn marks some major career transitions for two of the trio members. Ming and Eli have both started...

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Nov. 23rd, 2016

Project Update

Dance, Music, Theater Arts

Bodies of water

by Alice Gosti

Thank you for all your support in the creation of Bodies of water. Here is a little promo video that the amazing Joseph Lambert of Jazzy Photo put together for us. Please remember to pick up your buttons by December 21st at Velocity Dance Center in Seattle. Thank you again for making dreams come...

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Nov. 23rd, 2016

Project Update

Theater Arts

My Grandfather's Prayers

by Lisa Sturz

On the occasion of Thanksgiving, I want to once again THANK all of you who have contributed to this campaign. The site will remain "live" for one more week in case anyone wants to contribute, but I have already received the initial funds. Here is what I have accomplished with these funds...

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Nov. 23rd, 2016

Project Update

Media

The Giaour

by Rika Ohara

Dear Supporters of The Giaour, The rewriting process has been completed, and we are entering the casting phase. Expect posts of exciting screen tests and more at the Supporters-only Secret Blog. THE THRILL CONTINUES . . . Rika Ohara Writer/Director, The Giaour

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Nov. 22nd, 2016