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    Guitar Wing: Wireless Control Surface for Guitar and Bass by Livid Instruments

    Guitar Wing: Wireless control over software plug-ins, DAWs, iOS apps & MIDI effects units...right from your guitar or bass.

    Successful!
    • 159% funded
    • $71,729 pledged
    • Funded

    Jay Smith BFA '02 (Multimedia) is Founder of Livid Instruments. They have developed Guitar Wing, a wireless control surface that allows guitar and bass players to easily access and interact with digital tools through a natural extension of their instrument.

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    Baltimore: A History, Block by Block, continued... by James Singewald

    I'm photographing ten main streets in Baltimore, building by building, block by block, researching their history and publishing a book.

    Successful!
    • 102% funded
    • $8,226 pledged
    • Funded

    James Singewald BFA '02 (Photography) is photographing ten main streets in Baltimore, building by building, block by block, researching their history and publishing a book.

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    "Stomping Ground" a Groundbreaking Feature Film by Dan Zubrzycki

    "Stand by Me" meets "Mean Streets" brought to you by an award winning writer and an ambitious young producer.

    Successful!
    • 101% funded
    • $12,161 pledged
    • Funded

    UArts Film program graduates Ray Davis '11 and Isaac Ruth '12, and screenwriting professor, David Greenberg, are collaborating to produce the feature film "Stomping Ground."

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    The Cultured Chef: An International Cookbook for Kids by Nick and Coleen

    A not-so-ordinary cookbook for kids filled with unique recipes, whimsical illustrations & stories about fascinating people & places!

    Successful!
    • 126% funded
    • $10,725 pledged
    • Funded

    Coleen P. McIntyre '96 (Illustration) is raising funds to print and distribute a limited edition of her children's book, which celebrates the perfect partnership between cooking and cultural education.

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    Re-Imagining The World of Tomorrow ~ Euro Exhibit + Book by Walter Plotnick

    I was invited by a gallery in Belgium to have a solo exhibit of my artwork, themed around the 1939 New York World Fair. Please read on.

    Successful!
    • 116% funded
    • $6,430 pledged
    • Funded

    Walter Plotnick's MFA'06 (Painting) project will fund a solo exhibition of his work at a Belgian gallery, themed around the 1939 New York World Fair. The show, titled "Re-Imagining the World of Tomorrow" will culminate with a book of his artwork.

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    The Jost Project Debut CD “Can't Find My Way Home” by The Jost Project

    A CD project that hopes to reach a generation of rock fans and introduce them to our music and pull them into our world of Jazz.

    Successful!
    • 106% funded
    • $14,357 pledged
    • Funded

    Tony Miceli BM'82 (Percussion), Adjunct Assistant Professor at the School of Music, and his band are raising funds for their debut CD project.

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    A 2-month painting residency in Iceland by Andrea Krupp

    Goal: an immersion in the landscape of Iceland. Time to reflect, work and grow. All backers receive original artwork.

    Successful!
    • 310% funded
    • $4,656 pledged
    • Funded

    Andrea Krupp BFA'84 (Printmaking) has been chosen to participate in a residency at Gullkistan in Iceland and is raising funds to offset travel, accomodation and materials expenses.

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    VALEDICTION - a film by Hollis Sherman-Pepe

    A dark drama where the protagonist struggles to keep her relationship alive with her boyfriends corpse.

    Successful!
    • 106% funded
    • $6,376 pledged
    • Funded

    Hollis Sherman-Pepe BFA'06 (Theater) is producing, writing and starring in a dark drama where the protagonist struggles to keep her relationship alive with her boyfriends corpse.

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    touch : the vista sans wood type project book by Tricia Treacy & Ashley John Pigford

    Limited edition art book of experimental typography & printmaking techniques by 21 emerging international letterpress artists & studios

    Successful!
    • 106% funded
    • $18,062 pledged
    • Funded

    Tricia Treacy MFA'00 (Book Arts/Printmaking) is leading a project to creat a limited edition art book of experimental typography & printmaking techniques by 21 emerging international letterpress artists & studios, several of whom are UArts alumni and faculty.

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    Truly Brave Films' new Short: Window by Dan Zubrzycki

    Isaac Ruth and Dan Zubrzycki bring you their new film - Window - a dramatic, funny, action-packed short.

    Successful!
    • 117% funded
    • $2,579 pledged
    • Funded

    Issac Ruth BFA'12 (Film/Digital Video) is directing a short film titled "Window," based on a true story of a young criminal who hits an old man while robbing a store.

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    Language of the Universe by Dotan Negrin

    Language of the Universe is a documentary web series looking at the unique ways people are exploring Music throughout the world.

    Successful!
    • 100% funded
    • $10,000 pledged
    • Funded

    Dotan Negrin '08 (Acting) is creating a documentary web series "Language of the Universe" to look at the unique ways people are exploring music throughout the world.

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    The Big Belch Graphic Novel by Kay Wood

    Two baby boomers, a parrot and a French bulldog take on a greedy oil company to save the world.

    Successful!
    • 106% funded
    • $2,669 pledged
    • Funded

    Kay Wood's BFA '75 (Illustration) new graphic novel, The Big Belch, combines environmental concerns with quirky humor.

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    MFA Thesis Exhibition - Katiska by Harry Matti Hukkinen

    I am a sculpture student from the Jersey Shore looking to fund my thesis exhibition, "Katiska."

    Successful!
    • 100% funded
    • $1,510 pledged
    • Funded

    Sculpture student Harry Matti Hukkinen's MFA thesis exhibition will create a contemporary interpretation of the Finnish fish trap called a Katiska.

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    Connections with Strangers by Mackenzie Pikaart

    Funding an installation to cover the walls of a gallery in 15,000 buttons to capture fleeting memories and abstracted images.

    Successful!
    • 115% funded
    • $1,728 pledged
    • Funded

    Mackenzie Pikaart's BFA'11 (Crafts) project is an art installation that will cover the walls of Paragidm Gallery + Studio in 15,000 buttons.

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    On the grind: Creative lives skateboarding can lead to. by Marcus Waldron

    A book about skateboarding and the creative paths it can lead to including, art, photography, music, and more

    Successful!
    • 130% funded
    • $1,300 pledged
    • Funded

    Marcus Waldron '13 (Multimedia) has launched his campaign for "On the Grind" a book about skateboarding and the creative paths it can lead to. The book is also serving as the subject of his senior project at UArts.

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    Launch Curse Bearer, a fantasy novel by Rebecca P Minor by Rebecca P Minor

    A book launch is a "go big or go home" event. Curse Bearer is a wonder-filled fantasy adventure that deserves a magical launch.

    Successful!
    • 102% funded
    • $3,586 pledged
    • Funded

    Rebecca P. Minor BFA'97 (Animation) has launched a campaign to fund the lauch of her new fantasy novel, "Curse Bearer." Cover illustration is provided by Christina Hess BFA'98 (Illustration).

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    Love/Stories (or But You Will Get Used To It) by Daniel O'Neil

    Round Table produces the Philly premiere of Itamar Moses's 2009 play exploring love, storytelling, and making theatre.

    Successful!
    • 106% funded
    • $2,665 pledged
    • Funded

    Round Table Theatre Company will produce the Phila. premiere of Love/Stories (or But You Will Get Used To It). Daniel O'Neil BFA'10 will direct, Michael Doherty BFA'10 is associate producer and 2012 graduates Brandi Burgess, Andrew Carroll, and Brendan Dalton are in the cast.

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    Draw It Out - An Intimate Breast Cancer Journey by Emily-Kate Niskey

    Draw it Out is a collection of illustrative thoughts taken from the sketchbooks of breast cancer survivor Emily-Kate Niskey.

    Successful!
    • 109% funded
    • $10,908 pledged
    • Funded

    Emily-Kate Niskey BFA'89 (Sculpture) is raising funds to publish her book "Draw it Out," which documents her very personal journey with breast cancer. In addition, she is planning a tour, which will include art workshops with cancer patients.

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    THE NATIVES - Salt Print Project by Joshua Marowitz

    Salt photos of native plants found across the United States. GOAL: Exhibition and Book. Bio-diversity conservation through art.

    Successful!
    • 137% funded
    • $7,577 pledged
    • Funded

    Josh Marowitz BFA'98 (Photography) is photographing native botanicals across the United States and creating salt prints from these images. His project seeks to raise awareness of the country's native plants and promote biodiversity through art.

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    Little Baby's Ice Cream Funds for Responsible Packaging by Jeffrey Ziga

    We want to make pints available!! AND Little Baby's Ice Cream is committed to sourcing materials responsibly and ethically!!!

    Successful!
    • 106% funded
    • $6,314 pledged
    • Funded

    Martin Brown BFA'04 (Music Performance) is part of the Little Baby's Ice Cream team which is raising funds for responsible packaging for its ice cream pints.

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    Animals From History by Christina Hess

    An ebook on animals from history. If your favorite animal was a historical figure who would they be?

    Successful!
    • 138% funded
    • $10,382 pledged
    • Funded

    Christina Hess BFA'98 (Illustration) is working on an e-book featuring animals as historical figures.

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    The Stuff Crusade by Lauren McCarty

    Sometimes we love our things so much that we imagine they have a life. I am a Stuff Hero. I save objects by finding them homes.

    Successful!
    • 110% funded
    • $1,106 pledged
    • Funded

    Lauren McCarty's MFA'10 (Painting) film "The Stuff Crusade" explores how cultural identities are portrayed by our economy of used goods.

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    Jeff Coon and Ben Dibble Must Die by The Empire

    An epically absurd bro-fantasia of revenge, murder and musical theatre.

    Successful!
    • 167% funded
    • $4,187 pledged
    • Funded

    Alex Bechtel BFA'08 (Musical Theater), Michael Doherty BFA'10 (Musical Theater) , and Greg Nix BFA'10 (Musical Theater) have launched their campaign for "Jeff Coon and Ben Dibble Must Die." The work will be performed at the 2012 Philadelphia Fringe Festival.

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    Coalesce: The UArts Photography Class of 2012 Exhibition by Rebecca Adair

    Coalesce is an exhibition curated by the University of the Arts Photography Class of 2012 featuring work from their senior theses.

    Successful!
    • 155% funded
    • $3,107 pledged
    • Funded

    Photography students from the Class of 2012 are raising funds to support an off-campus gallery exhibition and on-campus opening reception for their senior show.

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    Alex & The Kaleidoscope Band Music Video Premiere For Kids! by Alex Mitnick

    With the release of our latest album, I'm So Glad, we are thrilled to be filming a series of fun and interactive music videos!

    Successful!
    • 133% funded
    • $24,101 pledged
    • Funded

    Alex Mitnick BM '99 (Instrumental Performance) and his band are raising funds to film a series of interactive music videos to coincide with the relase of their latest album.

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    The Destruction Room by Ray Davis

    A short film, a dark tale, and what happens when a student finds a secret room where there are no consequences.

    Successful!
    • 119% funded
    • $1,671 pledged
    • Funded

    Ray Davis BFA'11 (Film/Video) just launched his campaign to continue the development of his short film "The Destruction Room" which also served as his Senior Project.

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    Love Squared First Edition by Matt Frock

    Picture Book: Love Squared is an epic journey through the garbage of popular culture to the beautiful center of all caring hearts.

    Successful!
    • 121% funded
    • $3,645 pledged
    • Funded

    Matt Frock MFA '07 (Painting) just launched his campaign to fund the publication of Love Squared, a work of fiction told in words and pictures for ages nine to ninety, featuring original artwork.

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    Painting from the Source: The Inspiration of Italy by Anne Belov

    Learning from the masters: A time to create art, filled with the colors, light, sensations, and history of Italy.

    Successful!
    • 101% funded
    • $5,090 pledged
    • Funded

    Anne Belov's BFA '77 (Painting) project will allow her to attend a workshop in Cortona, Italy in June of 2012 to study the history and tradition of egg tempera painting from a master of this medium.

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    Cody & Einat: an 'imaginative' short film. by Ali Petre

    Divorce can be rough, especially on children. But it can be easier getting by with the help of a friend.

    Successful!
    • 100% funded
    • $8,870 pledged
    • Funded

    Ali Petre '12 (Film) is raising funds for her 'imaginative' short film that explores the innocence and vulnerability of childhood, and highlights the guilt and responsibility that children of divorce often feel.

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    Quick & Dirty Musicals by Georgie Keveson

    Quick & Dirty Musicals is a series of 15 minute musicals in which each episode has a puckish twist on conventional storytelling

    Successful!
    • 105% funded
    • $1,050 pledged
    • Funded

    George Keveson BFA '10 (Applied Theater Arts), Caroline Boyd BFA '11 (Film/DigtalVideo) and Robert Curry BFA '11 (Film/Digital Video) are raising funds for the first two episodes of a web series of original musicals featuring the best young talent of Philadelphia.

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    Immi by Lauren De Angelis

    Please help me fund my senior thesis!

    Successful!
    • 106% funded
    • $2,660 pledged
    • Funded

    Lauren De Angelis '12 (Film and Video) is raising money for her senior thesis, project, which brings together family, friendship and food.

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    The Whispers in the Walls by Isaac Ruth

    An independent short film from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

    Successful!
    • 110% funded
    • $4,420 pledged
    • Funded

    Undergraduate student Issac Ruth '12 (Film) just launched his campaign for a short film project titled "The Whispers in the Walls."

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    ROCKEFELLER by John P. Gelety

    “I told Johnny that traveling in time is not justified in doing evil on the ground of expedience.” - Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt

    Successful!
    • 107% funded
    • $3,545 pledged
    • Funded

    John Gelety '99 (Acting) is working on a short historical science fiction film that incorporates social media to reveal clues about the story.

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    Everyone Has Their "Go To" Curatorial Project by Joseph Hocker

    The exhibition will showcase seniors from various departments of the UArts, each with their own “go to” or muse.

    Successful!
    • 100% funded
    • $301 pledged
    • Funded

    Joseph Hocker BFA '11 (Photography) successfully secured funding for his curatorial project, which focused on the development of young artists in their quest to create a style for themselves.

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    Pride/Prejudice: Voices of LGBTQ Youth - a photo book by Rachelle Lee Smith

    This project is a collaboration of myself as a photographer and activist and a diverse group of LGBTQ youth to share experiences.

    Successful!
    • 110% funded
    • $4,735 pledged
    • Funded

    Rachelle Smith's BFA '02 (Photography) "Pride / Prejudice: Voices of LGBTQ Youth" an ongoing photographic essay that gives members of the LGBTQ community a voice, was sucessfully funded in March 2011.

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    Power: Thesis Show on Kickstarter by AJ Bredensteiner

    Looking to bring exposure to my thesis show "Power" which will be exhibited in Philadelphia this December.

    Successful!
    • 129% funded
    • $646 pledged
    • Funded

    MFA student AJ Bredensteiner '11 (Studio Art) sucessfully secured funding for his thesis show "Power," which will be shown in the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery at UArts in December 2011.

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    Darkening of Spaces: An Art Installation by Andrew C Zahn by Andrew Cameron Zahn

    Using user interaction and complex algorithms, the piece generates an infinite number of unique patterns and textures over time.

    Successful!
    • 124% funded
    • $624 pledged
    • Funded

    Andrew Zahn BFA '11 (Multimedia) created an interactive generative video installation "The Darkening of Spaces" that was sucessfully funded in October 2011.

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    A comic of James Joyce's *Ulysses* by Throwaway Horse

    The first episode of our graphic adaptation of James Joyce's *Ulysses* won a big battle for free artistic expression -- help us make the next one!

    Successful!
    • 142% funded
    • $8,996 pledged
    • Funded

    Josh Levitas BFA '00 (Illustration) collaborated with local artist Rob Berry and Joyce scholar Mike Barsanti on a comic adpation of James Joyce's "Ulysses." The project was sucessfully funded in December 2010.