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Dance, Literature

Artist-in-Residence with Yiddishkayt's Helix Project, Fieldwork & Travel

by Alexandra Shilling/alexx makes dances

Dear incredible supporters near and far, We did it!! Thanks to each and every one of you - some rallying at the last moment - we hit and surpassed our target goal of $3500 and funded 49% of the total fundraising goal!! Most importantly, I am completely blown away by your positivity,...

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Jun. 22nd, 2017

Project Update

Dance

8th Annual: Fallen Heroes, Rising Stars: A Juneteenth Celebration Through Dance

by Tonya Amos

Meet Mindy Haywood (Stomp on Broadway & Metropolitan Opera). She's honoring James Brown in a Fallen Heroes, Rising Stars favorite, "It's a Man's World (But it Wouldn't Be Nothing, Without a Woman or Girl)". Dance Photo by: Femi Corazon

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Jun. 21st, 2017

Project Update

Music

Voices of Women: From Unknown to Renowned

by Heather Fetrow

Hi Supporters and Friends! We are now only $1,205 away from our half way mark of $5,000. Our featured female composer this week is Fanny Mendelssohn, sister of Felix Mendelssohn who is recognized as a highly successful early Romantic composer. We will record "Sehnsucht,"one of Fanny's songs...

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Jun. 21st, 2017

Project Update

Architecture & Design

Daruma

by Angela Chang

Hello dearest friends, Thank you again to all of our amazing supporters - we 3 you all! As mentioned in our last update, we had to strip off all the newspaper papier-mâché because it wasn't creating a sturdy enough layer on top of the chicken wire. Thankfully, someone saw our Hatchfund...

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Jun. 21st, 2017

Project Update

Visual Arts

Cloud Drift

by Katarina Jerinic

I hope you can join us for the SUMMER SOLSTICE OPENING PARTY for CLOUD DRIFT June 21 from 6-9 pm at Gowanus Souvenir Shop, 567 Union St in Brooklyn The flags will be up through September 21st! for more info including updates about additional programming, please visit:...

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Jun. 20th, 2017

Project Update

Dance

8th Annual: Fallen Heroes, Rising Stars: A Juneteenth Celebration Through Dance

by Tonya Amos

"The power of the ballot we need in sheer defense, else what shall save us from a second slavery?" - W. E. B. Du Bois, sociologist, historian, activist.

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Jun. 20th, 2017

Project Update

Dance

8th Annual: Fallen Heroes, Rising Stars: A Juneteenth Celebration Through Dance

by Tonya Amos

Thank you, Amy Rogers, for bringing a child to the theater! Your support is so appreciated. Thank you!!

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Jun. 20th, 2017

Project Update

Media, Visual Arts

Taking Lena Home

by Alexandra Grant

Dear friends of "Taking Lena Home," I'm so pleased that Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND) is going to present the West Coast Premiere of "Taking Lena Home" as part of "Frame Rate" on Thursday, June 29th. www.nomadicdivision.org/exhibition/frame-rate-3-artists-3-evenings/ Thursday,...

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Jun. 20th, 2017

Project Update

Theater Arts

River See

by Sharon Bridgforth

I am PROUD to say that the entire River See Theatrical Jazz Performance Installation script will be featured soonsoon in Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora Spring General Issue 43.1 http://obsidianlit.org

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Jun. 19th, 2017

Project Update

Architecture & Design, Visual Arts

Light Years Away

by Wynn Earl Buzzell Jr.

Light tests.....everyone loves blinky lights.

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Jun. 19th, 2017

Project Update

Architecture & Design, Visual Arts

Light Years Away

by Wynn Earl Buzzell Jr.

Wynn, Cody, Stevie, Blake, Tom, Dana, Mike and Mythra casting hundreds of the thousands of resin spheres needed to fill the sculpture with pretty lights! We need to make 450 per week to reach our goal.

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Jun. 19th, 2017

Project Update

Architecture & Design, Visual Arts

Light Years Away

by Wynn Earl Buzzell Jr.

Making silicon master molds with Abby Bennett. The originals are 27 unique 3D printed spheres.

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Jun. 19th, 2017

Project Update

Dance, Theater Arts, Visual Arts

The Renovation at On the Boards with Gender Tender

by Syniva Whitney

Thank you for making the fundraiser a huge success! Thanks to you we exceeded our minimum goal, made money to pay all the artists involved as well as cover the cost of artist materials and other production costs. THANK YOU, it means the world to me. We had a great weekend of performances and I...

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Jun. 19th, 2017

Project Update

Architecture & Design, Visual Arts

Light Years Away

by Wynn Earl Buzzell Jr.

Lots has happened since we started fundraising for this sculpture. Design development of all the details, R&D for the resin spheres, 3D printing, mold making, transportation logistics, engineering analysis, and many more details have been completed. Now we are currently full speed ahead and...

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Jun. 19th, 2017

Project Update

Literature

Tuition for CUNY Writers Institute

by Greg Correll

Thank you to the many who have contributed! Thank you Marlene, Licia, Leesa, Marsha. Thierry Diana Ani. Patricia, Terry, Molly, James, Laura, Anne, Alton, Kim, Candace, Maria, Mary, Marcy, Montiel, Con, Ilene, Roger, Denise, RoseMarie, Rebecca, and Anonymous x6. We have 11 days left as I write...

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Jun. 19th, 2017

Project Update

Dance

8th Annual: Fallen Heroes, Rising Stars: A Juneteenth Celebration Through Dance

by Tonya Amos

"Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed." - Booker T. Washington, educator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States.

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Jun. 19th, 2017

Project Update

Dance

8th Annual: Fallen Heroes, Rising Stars: A Juneteenth Celebration Through Dance

by Tonya Amos

Meet Michael Medcalf! Contemporary diva (Cleo Parker Robinson, Ballethnic, etc...) and Professor of Dance at Alabama State University. He's honoring Michael Jackson with an incredible rendition of "Ben"

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Jun. 19th, 2017

Project Update

Dance

8th Annual: Fallen Heroes, Rising Stars: A Juneteenth Celebration Through Dance

by Tonya Amos

Meet Renee Monique Brown (Contemporary and Broadway diva) & Angela Wellman (Founder of Oakland Public Conservatory of Music & trombonist extraordinaire). They'll be honoring Chuck Berry on June 24th & 25th!

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Jun. 18th, 2017

Project Update

Dance

Project Update

Visual Arts

"WEEPING FATHER"

by Donna Dobberfuhl

this time of year (vacation time) has made it quite fun and interesting getting to talk to my friends about Weeping Father, but we are moving along. Love you all for your help....spread the word!

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Jun. 17th, 2017

Project Update

Dance

8th Annual: Fallen Heroes, Rising Stars: A Juneteenth Celebration Through Dance

by Tonya Amos

Love dancing with my daddy! Luther Vandross' "Dance With My Father" is so special!

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Jun. 17th, 2017

Project Update

Dance

8th Annual: Fallen Heroes, Rising Stars: A Juneteenth Celebration Through Dance

by Tonya Amos

Thank you, Diane Amerrill, for bringing a child to see the show! The child will have have so much fun and learn history in a really fun way. Thank you!

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Jun. 16th, 2017

Project Update

Music

Together/Endjuntos

by Sarah Aroeste

Friends: I wanted to share with you an Op-ed I wrote that was published in The Forward this week. http://forward.com/opinion/world/374406/rescue-ladino-the-language-of-sephardic-jews/ Losing a language is losing a culture. My piece lays out why I am so passionate about my work-- and why I...

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Jun. 15th, 2017

Project Update

Dance

8th Annual: Fallen Heroes, Rising Stars: A Juneteenth Celebration Through Dance

by Tonya Amos

A grande jete (huge jump) "Thank you" to Robert Scott for helping us produce beautiful art and impact children! We really appreciate your support! Thank you!!

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Jun. 15th, 2017

Project Update

Architecture & Design

Daruma

by Angela Chang

Oops, had to make two updates in a row because I didn't upload pictures properly the first time. Sorry! Here are some pictures from our June 3rd build day!! Hope y'all can come join us sometime if you're in the Los Angeles area! :)

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Jun. 14th, 2017

Project Update

Architecture & Design

Daruma

by Angela Chang

A huge THANK YOU to our supporters! We 3 you all! Seriously can't thank y'all enough. :) Without further ado, here's an update on what's going on with the Daruma this week. Yesterday Angie, Edwin, & Kat met with our Project Manager Abraham from the Hatchfund team and showed him around our...

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Jun. 14th, 2017

Project Update

Dance, Theater Arts, Visual Arts

The Renovation at On the Boards with Gender Tender

by Syniva Whitney

Thanks again for your support of our campaign! 5 days left to give, please share if you'd like and thank you again for your donation GT artist spotlight: Sara Ann Davidson! Skip has over two decades of building experience. He is dependable, accurate, and honest. Skip would be happy to...

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Jun. 14th, 2017

Project Update

Dance, Music

Bryce Dance Company. White Noise. A production at Mark Morris Dance Center

by Heather Bryce

Dear friends, We had a fantastic performance this past Saturday thanks to your support!! I've posted some images by the fabulous Peter Paradise Michaels Photography below. Rewards and raffle prizes are going out this week and next. If you haven't received your reward by June 26th please email me...

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Jun. 14th, 2017

Project Update

Dance

8th Annual: Fallen Heroes, Rising Stars: A Juneteenth Celebration Through Dance

by Tonya Amos

"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots." - Marcus Garvey

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Jun. 14th, 2017

Project Update

Music

Voices of Women: From Unknown to Renowned

by Heather Fetrow

Come be a part of our Behind the Scenes raffle! Every supporter who makes at least a $25 donation in the next 5 days will be entered to win an invitation to attend as our special guest a portion of our next recording session in 2018 LIVE at the Strathmore Music Center or via Skype/FaceTime. If...

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Jun. 14th, 2017

Project Update

Architecture & Design, Visual Arts

The Art's Room Project

by Anne Plaisance

Gosh...a lot is happening.... Just to let you know, the exhibit in which the painting "Born to be abused" was shown (the red one featured in the Boston Globe), titled: "Girls just wanna have fun" with Lorraine Sullivan and me (presented in the First Parish Church in Lexington) has been...

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Jun. 14th, 2017

Project Update

Dance

8th Annual: Fallen Heroes, Rising Stars: A Juneteenth Celebration Through Dance

by Tonya Amos

"My favorite part was when the purple jacket dood came up and dance. I love that dood. Also I liked when all the dancers came up and danced it was so great. Thank you."- Cheyenne

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Jun. 14th, 2017

Project Update

Dance

8th Annual: Fallen Heroes, Rising Stars: A Juneteenth Celebration Through Dance

by Tonya Amos

"The power of the ballot we need in sheer defense, else what shall save us from a second slavery?" - W. E. B. Du Bois, sociologist, historian, activist.

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Jun. 13th, 2017

Project Update

Dance

8th Annual: Fallen Heroes, Rising Stars: A Juneteenth Celebration Through Dance

by Tonya Amos

Thank you, H Rittershausen, for helping bring children to the theater! They are going to have so much fun a learn a whole lot of history! Thank you!!

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Jun. 13th, 2017

Project Update

Dance

8th Annual: Fallen Heroes, Rising Stars: A Juneteenth Celebration Through Dance

by Tonya Amos

"Recording 'We Are Family' was like a one-take party." - Joni Sledge

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Jun. 13th, 2017

Project Update

Architecture & Design, Visual Arts

Time Travelers Elevator

by Josh Yeo

Hey Gang, We are halfway there on the campaign and about 2 weeks left.....We are a month into the build and making some good progress now.....This video is a few weeks late, but we will be pumping out some more content more often...so stay tuned!!!!...

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Jun. 13th, 2017

Project Update

Dance

8th Annual: Fallen Heroes, Rising Stars: A Juneteenth Celebration Through Dance

by Tonya Amos

“There are hardly any words to describe how magnificent this work is! It is a mixed media extravangaza of activation, history, love, power and artistic ability.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruX8AxFQenM

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Jun. 12th, 2017

Project Update

Visual Arts

Pseudodocumentations

by David DiMichele

Hi Everyone, My Pseudodocumentation book has finally gone to press! I should be getting copies of it by the end of July. I will most likely be having a launch event for the book at a gallery in a Los Angeles. Thanks again for supporting the project and for your patience. I was able to...

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Jun. 12th, 2017

Project Update

Visual Arts

"WEEPING FATHER"

by Donna Dobberfuhl

The ice has been broken!! Thank you to an anonyms donor, Thank You!!

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Jun. 12th, 2017

Project Update

Dance

8th Annual: Fallen Heroes, Rising Stars: A Juneteenth Celebration Through Dance

by Tonya Amos

"If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair."- Shirley Chisholm, 1st African American woman elected to US Congress

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Jun. 12th, 2017

Project Update

Dance

8th Annual: Fallen Heroes, Rising Stars: A Juneteenth Celebration Through Dance

by Tonya Amos

"I do not need my freedom when I'm dead. I cannot live on tomorrow's bread." - Langston Hughes

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Jun. 11th, 2017

Project Update

Dance

8th Annual: Fallen Heroes, Rising Stars: A Juneteenth Celebration Through Dance

by Tonya Amos

A huge "Thank you" to Ardis Martin for helping us create beautiful, impactful, educational and outrageously fun art! The sponsored children will love the show and learn so much! Thank you!!!

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Jun. 10th, 2017

Project Update

Visual Arts

The Solacii

by Tigre Bailando

Today feels very complete. Looking back on our campaign we realize we started our campaign on a new moon in Taurus (April 26th) and wrapping up the campaign on a full moon in Sagittarius (June 9th.) The wisdom of the moons feel very relevant to the process of this campaign. The new moon in...

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Jun. 10th, 2017

Project Update

Media

America Will Be

by The New Poor People's Campaign

To all our America Will Be Hatchfund supporters - We made it!! We have raised $10,500 and surpassed our initial goal. THANK YOU so much to each and every one of you (90 in total!) for backing America Will Be. Thanks to you, we are able to complete filming (in Chicago and Seattle) and editing...

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Jun. 9th, 2017

Project Update

Dance, Theater Arts, Visual Arts

The Renovation at On the Boards with Gender Tender

by Syniva Whitney

Thank you for your donation. We are so grateful for your support, you make dreams come true! Gender Tender Artist Spotlight: Eli Steffen! Sherry grew up in the real estate business, selling her first home at eight years old. She is thrilled to be joining The Renovation crew. when Sherry's...

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Jun. 9th, 2017

Project Update

Music

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

by Paul Speidel

"Backline" update: A week ago Saturday we recorded a unique night of all original Jazz & Blues-based improvisational music with the band. We had a nice turnout with some very vocal folks in the audience (listen for yourself on the record!)... The rough mixes of the show sound great, and the...

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Jun. 9th, 2017

Project Update

Music

Together/Endjuntos

by Sarah Aroeste

Hello hello! I've been busy busy recording all week-- thanks to all of your support! What a joy it's been officially to lay out this album. Here's me in action! And here's a preview of the song list (order is still subject to change): 1. Buen Shabat 2. Thank You For The Trees 3. El...

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Jun. 9th, 2017