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$2,030 pledged of $5,000 goal
By Sarah Dahnke
$2,030 pledged of $5,000 goal

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The End

Dearest Object as Performer Supporters, 

 This will be the last update I will send.

Tomorrow marks the end of our final fundraising campaign on Indiegogo, and I wanted to send one last reminder that you can still support this project. While it may seem counter-intuitive to donate funds to a project that has already occurred, I'm sure any of you who have ever executed a performance, an event, manufactured a product or witnessed any of the above realize that funding doesn't stop being necessary at any stage in the game. As it stands now, there are still bills that need to be paid, artist stipends to distribute and books to publish. You can still help this project reach its goal, which will not only satisfy residual expenses from the performance a few weeks ago but may also make it possible for Object as Performer to be remounted in another space for a longer duration.

The show was an undeniable success, with sold-out audiences for two nights in a row and positive reviews published across the blogosphere. I would love to bring this show to more audiences in the future. Indiegogo works on a model that allows us to keep any funds that are pledged, so even if we don't reach our goal, your funds will directly impact the production of this show.

You may have seen the recent article about how Kickstarter expects to distribute more funds to artists than the National Endowment for the Arts. If you truly believe in this grassroots-style, DIY support model, please throw your support toward this campaign.

Thank you again to all of you who were able to attend the show, to those of you who have already thrown your financial support toward this campaign, to those of you who shared the link with others and to everyone who had such kind words to say about this incredibly interesting show.

Again, the link to donate is here: http://www.indiegogo.com/Object-as-Performer

All my best,




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The end, but not the end

Dearest supporters of this campaign,

I know I've thanked many of you, but let me lead this update with a heartfelt THANK YOU. Although we did not reach our goal, your support allowed for this project to be seen by many people who would have never glanced at a performance art project.

Over the past few days I've been carefully weighing my options and coming up with contingency plans, and I hope you will continue to support this project as it moves forward. 

Object as Performer has been relaunched on Indiegogo 

It is now a flexible funding campaign. This means we will still receive funds even if the goal is not met. If you use Paypal to make your donation, we receive the money immediately, which is extremely helpful. Complimentary tickets are still available to those who back before February 3. I hope you will consider backing the Indiegogo campaign at the same level you supported this Kickstarter (or higher!): http://www.indiegogo.com/Object-as-Performer?a=399324

Tax-deductible donation through New York Live Arts

If you would like to simply make a tax-deductible donation to this show without any glamour or reward, you may do so through my fiscal sponsor, New York Live Arts. Simply visit this link and choose "Sarah Dahnke" from the drop-down menu on the second page.


If you are in the New York area and want to support this campaign from more than a financial standpoint, volunteers are needed the day of the show to help with a few tasks. Email me at sarah (at) sarahdahnke.com if you are interested.

This has been an incredible learning experience on a platform that thrives on product-based fundraising. At the end of the day, there are many things that could have been differently to make this a more successful campaign, but with a show a little over a week away, there's no time to worry about what went wrong. It's time to move forward! I hope you will continue with us on this journey.