We are currently burning DVDs and getting stickers printed, etc. so that we can properly thank our wonderful supporters. We have also begun to roll out new videos on the Smarthistory.org site. After all, that's what the Smarthistory/Kickstarter initiative was all about. So far, we've added 9 of the 100 videos we intend to make. Stay tuned for more.
A very big thank you to all of our extraordinary supporters for your vision, generosity and for putting up with us during our Kickstarter drive. We have only 42 hours left. If you know someone who intended to contribute but hasn't, this is a great time to give them a gentle reminder: http://kck.st/hhRyA6
The folks at Kickstarter have been just tremendous, helping us understand the platform, embracing our work, creating an amazing platform for crowd-sourced funding. We are really grateful.
We are also at 103% of our goal now—thanks to you! If support continues, we will simply have to make even more content! Thanks again.
Huge thanks to all of our amazing contributors. Your dedication, support and excitement has meant the world to us. Kickstarter has shown us that there is a real community of support for our work and for Open Education in general. This is enormously gratifying. Thank you. We feel honored and very very lucky.
As you likely noticed, we still have 10 days left on the Kickstarter clock, if we end up getting even more contributions, well, we'll just have to make even more new content. But regardless, this campaign was a success for only one reason, you.
You'll have to excuse us now, we have some work to do, something about making 100 new videos...
We're thrilled to be featured in the Brooklyn section of today's Daily News:
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NOVICE: Rewarded with a personal thank you tweet from the Smarthistory Twitter feed; a thank you sticker with the Smarthistory logo and motto, "Art. History. Conversation."; and, your name on the list of supporters on Smarthistory.org.
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APPRENTICE: Rewarded with the above plus...an "Associate Producer" credit at the end of one Smarthistory video.
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ARTISAN: Rewarded with the above plus...one "Smarthistory Selections" DVD, a curated selection of Smarthistory videos. Choose from: Highlights of Western Art; Leonardo and the Art of the Italian Renaissance; Monet and Impressionism; Picasso and Modern Art, or A Short History of Architecture.
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GUILD MEMBER: Rewarded with the above plus...two "Smarthistory Selections" DVDs (see above for titles), and a "Producer" credit at the end of one Smarthistory video.
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DONOR: Rewarded with the above plus...three "Smarthistory Selections" DVDs (see above for titles.); Producer credits at the end of two additional Smarthistory videos (3 in total); and, Smarthistory ArtCards (with original photography).
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BENEFACTOR: Rewarded with the above plus...five "Smarthistory Selections" DVDs (complete set - see above for titles); Producer credits at the end of three additional videos (6 in total); and, a private one-hour tour, for up to two people, at a major NYC art museum with one or more Smarthistorians (good for up to one year); OR, one short Smarthistory video created just for you, focusing on your favorite work of art, on view in an NYC museum.
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PATRON: Rewarded with the above plus...Producer credits at the end of six additional videos (12 in total); and, two private one-hour tours, for up to two people, at a major NYC art museum with one or more Smarthistorians (good for up to one year); OR, two short Smarthistory videos created just for you, focusing on your two favorite works of art on view in an NYC museum.
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MEDICI: Rewarded with the above plus...Producer credits at the end of twelve additional videos (24 in total); and, lunch for up to four people with one or more Smarthistorians at a NYC restaurant following your private tour.
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