Funded! This project was successfully funded on December 3, 2012.

Update #2

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We have reached our goal!  THANK YOU to all of our backers!  We can't wait to deliver the rewards to you.  We still have four days left to raise a little more to give RAIR an even stronger presence in the community.  

Here's a video treat that is a collaboration between the Philly-based band The Extraordinaires (check out their Kickstarter too!) and RAIR.  Enjoy!

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    Receive a super appreciative "thank you" in the form of an e-card - from US! All e-cards will include images of artwork created at RAIR.

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    Aren't you curious about our work space? Join us for a limited series of 2-hour tours this spring. The tours will be on a few Sundays in March and April. The overlap between art and industry is a beautiful thing; you won't be disappointed!

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    Share your love of creativity this holiday season - or year round! Receive a pack of 24 blank Rudolph cards - our first big project ever. Rudolph is made entirely of found materials: cardboard, red 5-gallon bucket nose and PVC antlers. The card sets will include 6 each of four different Rudolph shots. Shipping in the US is included.

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    Isn't the cinder block form amazing? The simplicity, the functionality, the versatility! We designed mini-cinder block pendants as an homage to one of our favorite construction materials. We'll send you one so you can pay your respects, or they make great gifts for anyone with an affinity for all things industrial. Pendants are roughly 1.25"x0.75"x0.50" and come with a 30" silver or gold finish ball chain. Shipping in the US is included. Please specify if you need your reward by the 2012 holidays!!

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    You know what's mesmerizing? Maps. You know what's even more mesmerizing? Original lithographed 1918, 1921 and 1924 Sanborn maps of Philadelphia with hand-pasted updates. Receive a piece of Philly's history with one 18"x26" page from a volume of insurance maps saved from a dumpster. All maps are in charmingly worn but good condition and are double-sided. Shipping in the US is included.

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    RAIR gave artist Tim Eads an opportunity to pilot the residency program, and he ran with it. The Taxonomy of Trash was a result of Tim's vision for a collaboration among several artists, which became "a visual, intellectual and aural celebration of garbage." Receive this period table-esque 20"x20" poster of Taxonomy of Trash and an update on the upcoming exhibit at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art in Spring 2013. Shipping in the US is included.

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    Calling all artists and designers! Receive a solo 1-hour introductory tour and 2-hour opportunity to source materials for your very own project. No residency application necessary, and no guarantees of what hidden gems you're bound to come across that day. Get ready to get inspired!

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    RAIR loves heavy equipment. Whether we're anthropomorphisizing an excavator or using a forklift to haul who knows what back to the studio space, they helps us get the job done. RAIR artists Billy Blaise Dufala and Lucia Thome will jointly make and send you a mini-sculpture of an excavator or fork-lift (please specify your choice!) out of steel scraps. Shipping in the US is included. Please specify if you need your reward by the 2012 holidays!!

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    We love helping artists create AND destroy art. You read that right - we can't think of a better way to round out an experimental project using waste materials than to put it back into the recycling piles from which they came. Complete the cycle! We'll invite you and up to three of your guests for a private tour of our facility and a highly entertaining viewing of a project's re-entry to the waste stream. You'll never look at art the same way again!

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    Art and food is meant to be experienced. With this reward, you can have both at the same time! If you provide the kitchen, RAIR artist and executive director extraordinaire Billy Blaise Dufala will prepare you and up to five of your guests a home cooked chicken dinner with some of your favorite sides. (No trash involved here, folks!) If you know Billy, you know this won't be your ordinary chicken dinner. The chicken will be sculpted with edible breast implants and dressed in a custom-made aluminum foil bikini. All the while, Billy will give you the latest run-down on all things RAIR and answer any questions you have about art, food and trash. (This reward is available within a 100-mile radius of Philadelphia. Further away? Ask us about any additional travel costs.)

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