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    The Recollectors: Remembering Parents Lost to AIDS by Whitney Joiner and Alysia Abbott

    An online community and storytelling forum dedicated to remembering parents lost to AIDS.

    Successful!
    • 138% funded
    • $13,824 pledged
    • Funded

    Whitney and Alysia are developing an online collective for an underserved community: those who have lost parents to the AIDS epidemic.

    --LC

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    Drip by Team Drip

    A documentary that looks at the amazing world of coffee competitions and the quirky baristas who compete in them.

    Successful!
    • 105% funded
    • $52,956 pledged
    • Funded

    A look into the culture of the extreme barista: craft, hospitality, presentation, and coffee. It's all about the drip.

    --LC

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    MCLA Restores "Galileo, Jupiter, Apollo"! by The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles

    The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles (MCLA) is restoring a 1984 Olympic Freeway Mural, "Galileo, Jupiter, Apollo", by John Wehrle.

    Successful!
    • 108% funded
    • $10,895 pledged
    • Funded

    Preserved under grey paint for years, this historic mural from 1984 is ready to come back to life with your help.

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    ART AND CRAFT, a feature documentary by Sam Cullman+Jen Grausman

    When one of the most prolific art forgers in US history is finally exposed, he must confront the legacy of his 30-year con.

    Successful!
    • 136% funded
    • $65,845 pledged
    • Funded

    Co-Directors Sam Cullman (Brown alumnus) and Jen Grausman tell a remarkably layered and ethically challenging story about a longtime fine art forger that donates his work across the country.
    --LC

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    World Online Orchestra by Helios Design Labs

    An interactive symphony, with you as a member.

    Successful!
    • 101% funded
    • $30,537 pledged
    • Funded

    What sets WOO apart from other online concerts is the ability for audience participation. You choose the instruments that you want to hear. Help WOO expand to include more levels of accessibility and participation.
    --LC

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    Arrivals and Departures, a major poetry/film projection by Motionpoems

    St Paul's grand old Depot becomes a 3D screen for poems-turned-films in this colossal act of placemaking. All aboard!

    Successful!
    • 107% funded
    • $21,420 pledged
    • Funded

    Combines poetry, the history of transportation, crowdsourcing... and 3D projection!
    --SL

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    Restore the Lincoln "Courting Couch" by Springfield Art Association

    An effort to restore the c. 1830s horsehair-upholstered sofa on which Abraham and Mary Lincoln courted.

    Successful!
    • 115% funded
    • $5,211 pledged
    • Funded

    "The very fabric that Abraham and Mary Lincoln once leaned up against!" A numinous artifact, some fine research, and an opening scheduled soon.
    —SL

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    Mint Collective - Building an artistic platform in Marrakech by Mint Collective

    Mint Collective is mobile platform based in Marrakech bringing together young artists from Africa and Europe through creative projects

    Successful!
    • 116% funded
    • £6,380 pledged
    • Funded

    An artist collective hoping to "establish bridges between the local and global art world" through "creative collaboration" with european and local Moroccan artists.
    --LC

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    LIFE ON THE LINE by Cristian Barnett

    A unique book of portraits connecting and celebrating life along the Arctic Circle.

    Successful!
    • 121% funded
    • £12,134 pledged
    • Funded

    This portrait project is a breathtaking document of the many cultures living around the Arctic Circle facing environmental and cultural change. Can't wait to find the book!
    --LC

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    The Table of Silence Project 9/11 by Buglisi Dance Theatre | Jacqulyn Buglisi

    "The Table of Silence Project represents the common threads of humanity uniting mankind into a single force for peace in our world."

    Successful!
    • 116% funded
    • $8,750 pledged
    • Funded

    Creating a beautiful, ancient ritual.

    --SL

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    Prison Time by North Country Public Radio

    A radio documentary asking big questions about America's decision to lock up millions of people, often for non-violent drug crimes.

    Successful!
    • 105% funded
    • $20,626 pledged
    • Funded

    Radio documentary examining how the Rockefeller laws have impacted the US. Hidden stories of those directly affected. Made by Brown University alumni & in need of your support.

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    CHANGING THE GAME - the Soccer Documentary by Shilpi Gupta

    Six Teens. Three Continents. A World Cup to Save Lives.

    Successful!
    • 128% funded
    • $25,678 pledged
    • Funded

    Brown University alums combining filmmaking and sport to make a huge difference in the lives of young people around the world.

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    The Art Department Needs New Equipment to Make a News Show! by The Art Department

    We need equipment for our program for artists with developmental disabilities, to make a online news show about our community!

    Successful!
    • 156% funded
    • $10,974 pledged
    • Funded

    Frankly, I want to go work with these guys right now! What an brilliant and uplifting video!

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    Cultivate 2013: Growing into Sustainability by Katherine Ferrier

    Award-winning artists gather to cultivate dance, art and community, enlivening the cultural field in the rural town of Bethlehem, NH.

    Successful!
    • 115% funded
    • $8,060 pledged
    • Funded

    This great dance festival unites high quality performance art with community engagement and civic regeneration.

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    The Incurable Imagination of Anthony Jones by Bread & Goose

    Developing a show about the possibilities of scientific discovery and inevitability of loss, exploring the experience of dementia.

    Successful!
    • 104% funded
    • £2,080 pledged
    • Funded

    Public Humanities reaches across the pond to support this great project from friends in the UK. Art meets science meets social change meets public forum for debate.
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    Providence Comics Consortium Rhode Island Anthology by Julia Gualtieri

    The PCC is publishing an anthology of comics featuring kids from all over Rhode Island and adult cartoonists from all over the world.

    Successful!
    • 122% funded
    • $2,692 pledged
    • Funded

    As a huge comic book fan from my teenage years, how could we not curate this project working with young people in our home state (Rhode Island)? The PCC will be touring across the state this summer, keep an eye out for them!
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    Ohio City Theatre Project Summer Arts by Ohio City Theatre Project

    A free 3-week theater camp for kids ages 7-12. It's a summer of creativity, empowerment and fun! Let's make some puppet magic!

    Successful!
    • 104% funded
    • $2,499 pledged
    • Funded

    Reimagining your neighborhood through theatre? Communities building their community through puppetry? That's a public humanities dream - help make it a reality!

    - AE

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    Outpost Journal 3: Kansas City, MO by Outpost Journal

    Outpost is an annual, non-profit print publication on art and arts-based activism from traditionally underexposed cities.

    Successful!
    • 104% funded
    • $5,231 pledged
    • Funded

    Everyone knows about the cultural life of places like Brooklyn or DC - what's going on in Kansas City? Help Outpost connect cities and creative types by learning more about each other.

    - AE

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    Queering the Art Museum by Erin Bailey

    The QTM project is an ongoing coordinated intervention into representations of LGBTQ people in museums & facilitate critical dialogue.

    Successful!
    • 113% funded
    • $680 pledged
    • Funded

    Community conversations through museum interventions? Sounds like a good idea to me. LGBTQ* issues are so important and relevant; supporting organic works like this is necessary.

    - AE

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    Growing Manhattan’s community hackerspace by Hack Manhattan

    We’ve built an incredible public space for makers, right in the heart of Manhattan. Now we’re making it 103% more awesome.

    Successful!
    • 176% funded
    • $1,769 pledged
    • Funded

    With a name like Hack Manhattan, you know it's good. The creation of a public space for hackers, artists, and makers has clearly been successful thus far and they deserves the chance to see what more they can do.

    - AE

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    Forklift Danceworks - PowerUP! by Allison Orr

    A grand civic spectacle featuring Austin's public power workers—50+ linemen, bucket trucks, 20+ utility poles, and a live orchestra.

    Successful!
    • 146% funded
    • $22,026 pledged
    • Funded

    You might imagine that power company employees don't often work with dancers or musicians, but in this case, you'd be dead wrong. This is an incredible project showing a deep understanding and respect for the Austin field crews. And it sounds fun too!

    - AE

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    Building a Public Museum by Wilson History & Research Center

    We want to educate the public and build high quality exhibits to do so. Building museum spaces is expensive, but you can help!

    Successful!
    • 103% funded
    • $4,860 pledged
    • Funded

    This very week we discussed how a "public-facing museum" should look in our classes. What better way to describe than by example? Real distribution of authority and authentic opening of the museum.
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    Railyard Community Art Garden by Tamara Fox

    A true game-changer for sustainability, this unique "Art" garden offers mass appeal by using music and art to unite the community.

    Successful!
    • 106% funded
    • $2,127 pledged
    • Funded

    Embedding intrinsic creativity at the local, community level is a key concept for much Public Humanities work. An artistic vision lifts this community garden even higher.
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    FIRST CONTAINER: Collision Works Story Box Installation by Shel Kimen

    Prototype of creative shipping container hotel and community space. Designed to connect people through art and stories. Pure Awesome.

    Successful!
    • 110% funded
    • $41,064 pledged
    • Funded

    Recycling (up-cycling?) shipping containers, building a community space, and telling stories. I've seen some great things done with shipping containers and this ambitious project is right up there with the best.
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    THE NEEDS OF KIM STANLEY needs you! by Dani Minnick and Melanie Jones

    Discover Kim Stanley, unforgettable actress, extraordinary teacher, fearless explorer of the human soul.

    Successful!
    • 104% funded
    • $27,581 pledged
    • Funded

    Demonstrating the creativity, quality and diversity of Brown university alumni.

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    WORLD FAIR by Amanda Murray

    A film about personal memory, amateur cinematography, and visions of the future at the 1939 New York World's Fair.

    Successful!
    • 118% funded
    • $15,435 pledged
    • Funded

    I visited the 1964 World's Fair and remember it mostly through the photos my parents took--and the helicopter ride! The folks who made these home movies remember the 1939 fair through their movies. Now you can, too.

    Created by Brown Public Humanities alumna Amanda Murray!
    --SL

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    The Central Falls Pop-Up Museum by Emily Leighton

    Part art museum, part art making and event space. The pop up features local artists and creates an interactive venue for Central Falls

    Successful!
    • 106% funded
    • $2,653 pledged
    • Funded

    A community-oriented art museum? We're there. Almost literally, in this case, since the Pop-Up Museum will pop up in Central Falls, Rhode Island for a week in May. Confronting issues of access within cultural events, the Pop-Up Museum will be a week to remember. Check it out!

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    POW WOW: Share the arts community of Hawaii by Jasper Wong

    Help share the art and community of Pow Wow, a contemporary art movement in Hawaii, with the rest of the world. #powwowhawaii

    Successful!
    • 139% funded
    • $18,083 pledged
    • Funded

    Taking art to the streets in Honolulu. Working with the public, with professional artists and addressing the urban cityscape, this project aims to completely re-define how people relate to their city.

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    The Bicycle Bus by Austin Bauman

    A community mural on a school bus-turned-downtown bicycle hub. To inspire: just as art is for everyone, bikes are for everyone too.

    Successful!
    • 116% funded
    • $5,263 pledged
    • Funded

    Im a huge fan of cycling. It's cheap, green, and fun. Combining it with a community-based arts project to share knowledge and resources makes perfect sense!

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    Yellowstone Wolf: Project Citizen Science by Emily Almberg

    Harnessing public interest in Yellowstone's wolves with a citizen science website aimed at improving research and public outreach

    Successful!
    • 255% funded
    • $17,888 pledged
    • Funded

    Yellowstone National Park is an important part of American culture, maintaining the incredible natural world on this continent. This brings the visitor into the process, using their photos to create a public archive to research and protect this amazing resource. Keep it up!

    -AE

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    The American Music Project by Eric Santagada

    A multimedia journey to document and share the music of American cities. To be available on AmericanMusicProject.org

    Successful!
    • 109% funded
    • $8,222 pledged
    • Funded

    What does your (nearest) city sound like? The American Music Project has you covered. At least, it will once it gets going, starting with Nashville and Austin. This will be the beginning of an incredible musical resource, available to everyone with wifi. Don't miss it!

    -AE

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    The Cable Car Cinema and Cafe: Digital Transition by Daniel Julius Kamil & Emily Steffian

    The Cable Car Cinema needs to upgrade to a DCI compliant digital projection system for its film programming to remain relevant.

    Successful!
    • 112% funded
    • $54,581 pledged
    • Funded

    The Cable Car is an amazing resource for everyone who lives here in Providence, bringing together unique films and unique audiences. The transition to digital has hurt many independent theaters, but let's not let the Cable Car be another. See you there!

    - AE

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    stART to Change the World by Olivia Meny

    An art major sending out hundreds of letters to create a dialogue between strangers about social change.

    Successful!
    • 126% funded
    • $1,265 pledged
    • Funded

    Remember "snail mail"? Olivia Meny and other mail artists do. It may seem ironic that we say art can create community while promoting a mail art project, but this is just the thing to collapse the barriers of social life to spark discussion of real issues we share.

    -AE

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    Garden to Table by Zach Lewis

    Building community one garden/ fruit tree at a time by taking advantage of the underutilized resources in our neighborhoods.

    Successful!
    • 107% funded
    • $16,062 pledged
    • Funded

    This initiative increases local education and community engagement through food in an urban environment. Also, they seem careful to create active opportunities for engagement through classes around gardening, cooking, and nutrition. Very interesting work!

    -AE

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    Dora's Story by Marisa Nakasone

    A documentary film and oral history project about the life of Dora Jinnohara, a nisei matriarch of an Okinawan-American family

    Successful!
    • 194% funded
    • $1,941 pledged
    • Funded

    We may not know Dora, but her personal history and place within her family will interweave with cultural expectations and macrohistorical occurrences. The creation of this family archive will maintain her stories for the future, as well as for those who love her today.

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    African American AIDS Activism Oral History Project by Dan Royles

    Collecting and preserving stories from the fight against HIV/AIDS in African American communities.

    Successful!
    • 113% funded
    • $6,824 pledged
    • Funded

    Funding transcriptions and travel expenses isn't the most exciting project on this site, but the diverse stories told by African American AIDS activists more than warrant their funding. This is an important and ongoing chapter of history; those involved need to be heard.

    -AE

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    Purple Line - Miami's New Transit Station by UrbanMatters CoLAB

    A community-driven, collaborative, transit-oriented initiative that can be most concisely described as a future pop-up transit station.

    Successful!
    • 105% funded
    • $2,116 pledged
    • Funded

    This collaborative "placemaking" installation in Miami focuses on the city's need for better transit to improve social connectivity.

    The Purple Line will literally bring Miamians together through a common need. Plus, how great does "future pop-up transit station" sound?

    -AE

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    RADIO TABOO - where nothing is too taboo to talk about by Issa Nyaphaga and Issue TV

    A political refugee returns to his small village in West Africa to build a community radio station that educates and inspires people.

    Successful!
    • 100% funded
    • $21,121 pledged
    • Funded

    Issa Nyaphaga plans to return to Cameroon to build a local community radio station. This project is particularly noteworthy for the risk Issa faces and the deeply divided political situation in the country.

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    Evereman Detroit Workshop + Free Art Drop - March 8-9, 2013 by Evereman Elfette Liesl

    Atlanta street art icon Evereman brings his popular community art workshop to Detroit as part of FAFDET (Free Art Friday Detroit)

    Successful!
    • 144% funded
    • $721 pledged
    • Funded

    Free Art!

    The Evereman image has become iconic in Detroit and this particular project allows resident to create their own interpretation of Evereman... and then give it away for free!

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    Playhouse Projector Project by Collective Academy of Randolph

    Vermont's 1919 movie theater needs a digital projector. We're not there yet!

    Successful!
    • 147% funded
    • $29,472 pledged
    • Funded

    This local, bespoke movie theater is the heart of its community. As technology develops in leaps and bounds, this project reminds us of some of the unseen consequences of progress.

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    CUT/PASTE/GROW - Science at Play: Bioart in Brooklyn! by Wythe Marschall

    Genspace and Observatory bring together an exhibition of some of today’s most dynamic bioartists for one unforgettable group show.

    Successful!
    • 134% funded
    • $3,363 pledged
    • Funded

    Pushing the boundaries of how we make art... and involving the community in the making of it. What more could a biologist dream of?

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    The Taxonomy of Trash - an analytical approach to garbage by Tim Eads

    We are building a mobile trash analysis laboratory, publishing a book of photographs and having a multi-media exhibition.

    Successful!
    • 100% funded
    • $7,511 pledged
    • Funded

    So, they'll bicycle around the city in a mobile laboratory taking pictures of trash. And then they'll put the trash on exhibit. You'll have to read the description to learn about the taxonomy part. And the neat stickers!

    I'd like to join them.
    --SL

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    The River Runs Through Us, a Six-Part Public Radio Series by Writer's Voice

    The River Runs Through Us is a six-part, yearlong radio series exploring the meaning and metaphor of the Connecticut River.

    Successful!
    • 147% funded
    • $886 pledged
    • Funded

    Rivers are good metaphors, but they're more than that. They'r'e real places that matter to people and nature. The Connecticut River tells many stories. I want to hear them.
    --SL

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    Literary Lots by Kauser Razvi

    Literary Lots is a program that "brings books to life" by transforming vacant lots in Cleveland into programming spots for children.

    Successful!
    • 140% funded
    • $7,745 pledged
    • Funded

    Get kids reading in public spaces. Transform empty lots into spaces for programming. Great ideas. And you get Literary Lots postcards for backing the project!
    --SL

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    Street Arts As Public Pedagogy: Learning From The Margins by Evanston Art Center

    The Evanston Art Center is hosting a 3-day Street Arts educational program. We are raising money for honorariums and materials.

    Successful!
    • 103% funded
    • $2,078 pledged
    • Funded

    Help the Evanston Art Center and the National Museum of Mexican Art think through the meaning of street art, so that they can help the public think it through, too.
    --SL

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    Forest Memory exhibition - free - w/ specimens, books, & art by Amy Cutler

    Support the installation of a free, wide ranging exhibition of artefacts, archival photographs, specimens, book works, and wood works.

    Successful!
    • 132% funded
    • £1,323 pledged
    • Funded

    Take the wood out of the xylarium and put it back in the forest!
    --SL

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    Lighting the way to a Revitalized Queen Anne Square by Doris Duke Monument Foundation

    Environmentally friendly lighting will help enhance the redesign of Queen Anne Square and "The Meeting Room" installation by Maya Lin.

    Successful!
    • 100% funded
    • $55,467 pledged
    • Funded

    Newport, RI, has a remarkable story of historic preservation to tell. The Newport Restoration Foundation has spearheaded the creation of a Maya Lin designed park to tell that story. Help finish the park by contributing to this Kickstarter project.
    --SL

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    "Before I Die..." Community Art Project in Birmingham, AL by Matthew Hamilton

    A community-oriented public art project asking people to reflect on their lives and share their personal aspirations in a public space.

    Successful!
    • 106% funded
    • $2,130 pledged
    • Funded

    This project brings a community angle to a public art installation. It started small and it's going viral. Be part of it while you have the chance.

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    Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire 2013 by Brian Jepson

    Rhode Island's own celebration of New England innovation, ingenuity, and invention.

    Successful!
    • 113% funded
    • $2,266 pledged
    • Funded

    We think that public humanities and the makers movement has a lot in common! Come explore at the Maker Faire and Foo Fest!

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    Parklet on Eleventh Street at DNA Lounge by DNA Lounge

    Expand the sidewalk of Eleventh St. with a new, engaging public space!

    Successful!
    • 114% funded
    • $11,467 pledged
    • Funded

    Public is where you can find it - or make it. Help make a parking space into a public park!

    --SL

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    Chicago Poets: a GPS-Enabled Arts Magazine by Josh Fisher

    Chicago Poets is a GPS enabled arts magazine that allows users to discover art, music, poetry, stories, and videos in their communities

    Successful!
    • 101% funded
    • $8,100 pledged
    • Funded

    Poetry that speaks to where you are - space, place, and literature, all in one.

    --SL

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    Block Island's Empire Theatre: Go Digital or Go Dark by Gary and Jessica Pollard

    Block Island's Empire Theatre must convert to digital projection or close. Hollywood subsidizes multiplexes, but not indie theatres.

    Successful!
    • 109% funded
    • $60,178 pledged
    • Funded

    A local favorite... An amazing theater in an amazing place. Help them out.

    --SL

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    New Craft Artists in Action "Net Works" Instruction Manual by New Craft Artists in Action

    Learn to craft hand-made basketball nets for empty hoops in your neighborhood.

    Successful!
    • 114% funded
    • $11,457 pledged
    • Funded

    Craftivism is the new public humanities! Redefining the lines of the domestic and the public... And great colors, too!
    --SL

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    Inflato Dumpster by Department of Urban Betterment

    Large scale urban intervention to counter tendency of public space becoming privatized and commodified

    Successful!
    • 100% funded
    • $3,700 pledged
    • Funded

    Take back urban space... by putting a dumpster in a parking space, Oh; and then filling it with an inflatable room, and turning that into a hacker space, and mobile information node...
    --SL