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After eight years of arts programming, Ditch Projects embarks on its first fundraiser to become a 501(c)(3).
After eight years of arts programming, Ditch Projects embarks on its first fundraiser to become a 501(c)(3).
147 backers pledged $10,457 to help bring this project to life.

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The Mission

Ditch Projects is an artist-run studio, installation and performance space located in downtown Springfield, Oregon. Since 2008 Ditch has featured over 70 exhibitions in our venue curating one-person exhibitions, group shows, and performances that have included over 161 artists. Ditch Projects is operated by a group of artists committed to exhibiting contemporary art that is of a critical, conceptual, and/or interdisciplinary nature. By providing opportunities for research and conceptual experimentation, Ditch Projects supports the practices of emerging and established artists from this region and beyond. Apart from being a gallery in the traditional sense, Ditch Projects has become an integral voice in the Pacific Northwest contemporary art landscape. An active agent within Oregon's cultural community, Ditch Projects provides a platform to artists producing challenging and innovative work in diverse media, cultivates a network of like-minded individuals, groups, and organizations.

What will your money fund

Ditch Projects has always been about community. We build connections amongst local, regional, and international artists and maintain the only contemporary artist-run space in the Springfield/Eugene area. Since its inception, Ditch Projects has been a month to month undertaking, with member dues covering 100% of the budget. While the model has provided creative independence, it has been, at times, very limiting. We need to raise $9,000 to help us transition into a Non Profit 501(c)(3) organization so we can continue to bring thought provoking artwork to the Pacific Northwest in a more sustainable way.

Your money will fund...

  • Application fee
  • Lawyer's fee 
  • Accountant's fee
  • Consultation fees

If we are able to exceed our $9,000 the additional donations would be used to help start our Non Profit 501(c)(3) organization on the right path by hiring a grant writer.

Other Ways You Can Support Ditch Projects

We understand that not everyone can donate. In lieu of a donation we would be highly appreciative if you would share this project on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc.

Thank You 

Whether you are able to contribute through donations or spreading the word, we would like to thank you for your past and future support of Ditch Projects.

Rewards 

 

Rick Silva - The Silva Field Guide to Birds of a Parallel Future
Rick Silva - The Silva Field Guide to Birds of a Parallel Future

 

 

Lee Asahina
Lee Asahina

 

Mike Bray
Mike Bray

 

Sarah Mikenis
Sarah Mikenis

 

Chelsea Couch
Chelsea Couch

 

Donald Morgan
Donald Morgan

 

Jack Ryan
Jack Ryan

 

Jessie Rose Vala
Jessie Rose Vala

 

Jessie Rose Vala
Jessie Rose Vala

 

Jessie Rose Vala
Jessie Rose Vala

 

Brandon Siscoe
Brandon Siscoe

 

Isami Ching
Isami Ching

 

Surabhi Ghosh
Surabhi Ghosh

 

Mike Bray
Mike Bray

Questions? 

If there's anything else you'd like to know, we'd love to hear from you. Additionally, if you're a potential in-kind supporter please be in touch: info@ditchprojects.com. We are proud of what we have been able to accomplish with so little, but in order to take our next steps, we need to ask our community to contribute.

Risks and challenges

Supporting Ditch Projects Artist Run Space's fundraiser will help us take the next step toward becoming a Non Profit 501(c)(3) organization. This is a new direction for us, but we feel that our eight year history of supporting emerging and established artists from Oregon, nationally, and internationally demonstrates our readiness to take on this challenge.

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    Thank You

    You will receive a thank you postcard with a calendar of all of our scheduled upcoming exhibitions, events, and a thank you on Ditch's website and social media outlets.

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    Ditch Projects button

    You will receive a Ditch Projects button with our new logo by Donald Morgan, and a thank you on Ditch's website and social media outlets.

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    Rick Silva Poster

    You will receive The Silva Field Guide to Birds of a Parallel Future poster, a Ditch Projects button with our new logo by Donald Morgan, and a thank you on Ditch's website and social media outlets.

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    Ditch Projects t-shirt

    You will receive a Ditch Projects' t-shirt with our new logo by Donald Morgan, a Ditch Projects button, and a thank you on Ditch's website and social media outlets.

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    Ditch Projects baseball cap

    You will receive hand painted Ditch Projects baseball cap designed by Lee Asahina, a Ditch Projects button, and a thank you on Ditch's website and social media outlets.

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    Mike Bray Tote Bag

    You will receive a single color silkscreened tote bag by Mike Bray, and a thank you on Ditch's website and social media outlets.

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    Sarah Mikenis Print

    You will receive an editioned 11 x 17 inch two color riso print by Sarah Mikenis, Ditch Projects postcard exhibition calendar, a button and t-shirt with our new logo by Donald Morgan, and a thank you on Ditch's website and social media outlets.

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    Chelsea Couch Sculpture

    You will receive one of eight unique sculptures by Chelsea Couch, Ditch Projects postcard exhibition calendar, a button and t-shirt with our new logo by Donald Morgan, and a thank you on Ditch's website and social media outlets.

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    Donald Morgan Print

    You will receive a signed and editioned 16 x 20 inch single color print by Donald Morgan, Ditch Projects postcard exhibition calendar, a button and t-shirt with our new logo by Donald Morgan, and a thank you on Ditch's website and social media outlets.

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    Ditch Project's Award Package

    You will receive a package that includes The Silva Field Guide to Birds of a Parallel Future by Rick Silva, a Ditch Projects t-shirt by Donald Morgan, hand painted baseball cap by Lee Asahina, tote bag by Mike Bray, Ditch Projects postcard exhibition calendar, a button and t-shirt with our new logo by Donald Morgan, and a thank you on Ditch's website and social media outlets.

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    Ditch Project's 2D Package

    You will receive a package that includes The Silva Field Guide to Birds of a Parallel Future by Rick Silva, a editioned 11 x 17 inch two color riso print by Sarah Mikenis, and a signed and editioned 16 x 20 inch single color print by Donald Morgan, Ditch Projects postcard exhibition calendar, a button and t-shirt with our new logo by Donald Morgan, and a thank you on Ditch's website and social media outlets.

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    Jack Ryan Sunset Coffee Mugs

    You will receive an editioned series of sunset coffee mugs by Jack Ryan, Ditch Projects postcard exhibition calendar, a button and t-shirt with our new logo by Donald Morgan, and a thank you on Ditch's website and social media outlets.

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    Jessie Rose Vala wall hanging

    You will receive one of three unique wall hangings by Jessie Rose Vala, Ditch Projects postcard exhibition calendar, a button and t-shirt with our new logo by Donald Morgan, and a thank you on Ditch's website and social media outlets.

    The first backer has the opportunity to hand pick their piece.

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    Brandon Siscoe Sculpture

    You will receive a pair of pewter votive candles (edition of 5) by Brandon Siscoe, Ditch Projects postcard exhibition calendar, a button and t-shirt with our new logo by Donald Morgan, and a thank you on Ditch's website and social media outlets.

    The first backer has the opportunity to hand pick their pair.

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    Isami Ching Sculpture

    You will receive a paper pulp and wood sculpture (edition of 5) by Isami Ching, Ditch Projects postcard exhibition calendar, a button and t-shirt with our new logo by Donald Morgan, and a thank you on Ditch's website and social media outlets.

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    Surabhi Ghosh Print

    You will receive a five color screen print on mylar (edition of 5) by Surabhi Ghosh, Ditch Projects postcard exhibition calendar, a button and t-shirt with our new logo by Donald Morgan, and a thank you on Ditch's website and social media outlets.

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    Mike Bray Vitrine

    You will receive a 16 x 9 x 1 inch gold mirror and fireworks vitrine (edition of 3) by Mike Bray, Ditch Projects postcard exhibition calendar, button, t-shirt with our new logo by Donald Morgan, and a thank you on Ditch's website and social media outlets.
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    Dine at Ditch

    You and a guest will receive a dinner with the members of Ditch Projects and an exhibiting artist at the gallery, catered by Falling Sky. You will also receive a special thank you on Ditch's website and social media outlets.

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    Ditch Projects Member

    Every year each member of Ditch Projects support the arts with their energy, time, and dues. Match their yearly fiscal commitment with a donation of $1200. Your name will be branded onto a Ditch Projects stump.

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    Ditch Projects Original Member

    When Ditch Projects was founded in 2008, all six members agreed to fund Ditch Projects with individual monthly dues of $150 . Over the next four years, each of the original Ditch members supported the arts with individual contributions totaling $7200.

    Backing Ditch Projects at this level earns you naming rights to the back gallery for one year.

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    Ditch Projects Long Haul Member

    Members that have been involved with Ditch Projects from its inception have individually contributed over $12,000.

    Backing Ditch Projects at the $10000 level, earns you naming rights to the front gallery for one year.

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Funding period

- (30 days)