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Interchange is a 5-day festival that rallies behind human rights and equality—an experiential remix of sound, sights and ideas.
74 backers pledged $15,656 to help bring this project to life.

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THE MOVEMENT

There are more ways now to tell a story resting on everyone’s fingertips.  The social experience is everywhere and it’s time we evolve it through events, internet channels, technology, music, engineering and the way we run business. 

This festival has been inspired by a series of chaos and imperfect moments. We all have closets, stories & social trauma. The profiled, the homeless, veterans, rape victims, being gay, being bullied, or telling someone you may die. We've all got it. It’s the alternative to pushing away for fear of unacceptence. 

We're all in by using Kickstarter and if we reach our first stretch goal of $25,000, we'll be well on our way to expand our presence year round. Full budget below. Let's do this!

THE CONCERT & FESTIVAL: Feat. Paul Oakenfold, People Under The Stairs & More | JUNE 25-29

In 2013 we included Racism, Human Trafficking and the LGBT movement. We had presentations that included Christianity and Sexuality, Drag Shows, a leadership summit with community leaders, and our confession area. A secluded Step 1 booth allowing people to talk on camera and speak freely for the first time. We fused it with parades, Hip Hop and parties. This year we’re taking it further and adding homelessness, women’s rights and veterans by tackling the social trauma that ties them together. Including a film festival & garden party featuring gospel music, mimosas and brunch to digest the weekend. The event is open to everyone, whether you're straight, profiled, gay, a veteran, homeless, red, purple or blue, we want to see you there!

The Story Behind Interchange: (Video)

Join us for a dialogue on how we can remix human rights with business to create new oceans of value. If we invest in social experience and develop empathy into our leaders, into everyone, we all learn, we all win. A sustainable business that’s socially responsible; taxes put to good use because we invest in our social fabric, we stick with it. We. Change. The world.

With our educational outreach, we work to unite hearts and minds across the region—talking to schools, groups, organizations and facilitating conversations that help advance human rights. Topics include: PTSD & Veterans, LGBT, Women’s Rights, Hunger and Homelessness, Human Trafficking, and Racism. Your financial backing and social investment will help us expand our message and the event through new markets across the region.

Interchange 2013 (Video)

THE STEP 1 FILM BOOTH: Important Stories 2013 (Video)

 A New Online Community for Interchange

Interchange wants to grow online and through a partnership with MyCounterpane.com, we are launching a community that allows our users to tell their story based on how they feel. Whether it’s been 2 days or 20 years, we believe you can recall your most challenging experience by its emotional ups and downs. Our platform allows you to break your story into moments. By taking the time to document them (using text, uploading photos and by recording video at the click of a button), you will help us create a living library of authentic experiences in the issues we work with that are easily searchable for people who are eager and even desperate to find someone to emotionally relate to.

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What's in it for YOU?

There are some seriously KILLER rewards for Interchange Backers down below (like skeet shooting and sailing), that even the tightest wallet won’t be able to pass up! Do yourself a favor, right now, and check ‘em out! For detailed reward descriptions, check out the right-hand column for more info.

Behind Interchange—The Glue

Tate Chamberlin – Director/Founder
Tate Chamberlin – Director/Founder

Tate Chamberlin is pushing the envelope in social, educational and musical events by continually reintegrating an arsenal of new concepts and human connections. Through an experiential remix uniting music and expression, each step and swell brings a new experience by cultivating empathy. This arsenal will serve well as he descends upon the world like a platinum-fisted pterodactyl, dropping artistic carpet-bombs carrying the seed of expression and social conglomeration. Crushing underfoot the banality of average events, flying high the mighty banner of unconventional creativity and blasting his mighty war horns across the battlefields of entertainment.

Debbie Schenk – Educational Coordinator
Debbie Schenk – Educational Coordinator

As a 4th generation Montanan, a 30 yr. business owner, a wife for 26 years to a great guy who is a cowboy, a rancher, a hunter & a contractor, our family breaks a lot of the stereotypes of that “kind of family” that “gay” kids are raised in. We want to have those conversations with people, share our experiences and help other families to know that it does get easier and that it has made our world a bigger and better place. There is much work to be done in our great State and in our country. With Montana having so many rural areas, where young people are secluded and have no one to reach out to, it is vital to make sure that they know there are people who care, kids who are just like them and that things will be ok. I think that Interchange is the event that can move Montana forward in the fight for equality for all people.

I always say: Nothing changes if nothing changes. I hope to be a part of that change with Interchange.

Riley Pittenger – Production + Media Manager
Riley Pittenger – Production + Media Manager

Raised on the crusty, seaweed strewn beaches of Puget Sound, Riley has been waging a professional campaign against the forces of mediocrity since birth. He recently received his BA in writing from Montana State University and promises to use it solely for evil. Easily unimpressed and constantly striving against being taken seriously, Riley has routinely failed in these goals through his jaunts within the Art Crossing. He hopes you will join him in this and many more incredible adventures while streaking into the future like a flock of terrifying hallucinogenic Pegasus intent on dusting the philistines with flavor. He also wrote you a story, but you cannot read it until you grow up and accept a couple things about life, son. Riley is the press and staff writer, as well as stage manager for Interchange, Chamberlin Productions and himself. Stay tuned and you just might have some fun with words; evidently he is already having far too much.

Greg Smith – Outreach Coordinator
Greg Smith – Outreach Coordinator

D Gregory Smith is a gay, HIV+ native Montanan; a Rome-educated former priest now making a living as a licensed mental health counselor and Executive Director of AIDS Outreach- a Bozeman based HIV testing, service and support organization, and is a member of the board of directors of Pride Foundation. He is also a teacher, health educator, firm and gentle activist, poet, theologian, advocate, spiritual adventurer, future husband, interviewer, geek, opinionated and witty optimist who loves to write- and he does (when he can find time) here and at Bilerico.com. He is also a contributor to several other blogs and sites, including the newsmagazine LGBTQ Nation.

Tom Marsh – Brand + Marketing Support
Tom Marsh – Brand + Marketing Support

For the past four years, Tom has been a volunteer for a number of community events and causes that have supported the growth and visibility of the LGBT movement in Montana. With a professional background in design and marketing, he’s worked to expand the influence and credibility of organizations all across the state.

His greatest hope in working with Interchange in Bozeman is to continually foster a community of open dialogue, progressive thinking, and equality as well as strengthen the voice for global human rights.

Jacob Desch – Web Manager/Online Integration
Jacob Desch – Web Manager/Online Integration

Jacob Desch is a man of few words. Some of his favorites are: “pants,” “superfluous” and “blunderbuss.” His least favorite are those that perpetuate intolerance and bigotry (also, “decadent,” “moist” and “incandescent.”). If anyone ever makes a brownie lightbulb, there will be hell to pay.

The gang!
The gang!

Why Kickstarter?

Kickstarter is a funding platform dedicated to making projects and progressive festivals like Interchange possible with the support from those that believe in the mission. We’ve chosen Kickstarter because it makes backing Interchange easy squeezy lemon peasy.

How it works: We set a goal for fundraising. Our supporters pledge the amounts they feel moved to offer. If we reach the goal, your pledge will be fulfilled by Kickstarter, and we put on the best event possible. If we don’t reach our goal, you won't be charged for your pledge. It’s all or nothing, and we hope you'll help us reach that goal.

Risks and challenges

Whether you're able to support Interchange or are still considering, our festival moves forward each year to evolve causes of human rights and equality. But when you take that extra step with tangible support, it allows Interchange to set new standards for creativity with our festival and continue sharing progressive ideas. It highlights the important challenges we champion for social change, social trauma and human equality.

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    A Toast To Misfits!- Support the Interchange festival and it’s Planet of Misfits — We’ll add your name to our Planet of Misfits page on the Interchange website and send a shout-out of our THANKS to our social channels!

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    Come To The Show!- We’ll send you 1 General Admission ticket to the concert on Saturday night featuring Paul Oakenfold, People Under the Stairs and much more! Get a signed event photo from the Interchange crew! We’ll add your name to our Planet of Misfits page on the Interchange website and send a shout-out of our THANKS to our social channels!

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    Is It Hot In Here?- We’ll send you two General Admission tickets to the Remixx Runway Fashion Show on Friday night as well as two Paul Oakenfold and People Under the Stairs concert on Saturday the 28th! Also, we’ll add your name to our website and send a shout-out of THANKS!

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    This One Comes With Drinks- We’ll send you two VIP Weekend Passes! Enjoy admission at our Movie Nights Wednesday and Thursday, VIP seating at the Remixx Runway Show on Friday featuring Drag, runway fashion and modern dance, as well as VIP access to our Saturday night concert at Lindley Park featuring: Paul Oakenfold, People Under the Stairs and more! We’ll send you a 24x9” silk screened poster commemorating Interchange 2014, and props on our website and social channels!

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    Shall We Longboard There?- Who wouldn’t want a sick, custom Longboard from Sibbz Limited? Kick us a killer donation and we’ll send you a killer ride with [these specs]-inches of the highest quality longboard available in Montana and 2 weekend VIP passes to Interchange including access to all events! We’ll also give you props on our website and thanks through social channels!

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    Selfies With The Band!- Set you and your friends up in style during your time at Interchange! Get four, all-access weekend passes for a backstage experience you won’t forget! Meet and greet with musical talent from the shows, VIP seating and safe transportation AFTER the shows! Let Interchange be your designated driver, and party your face off! We’ll also send you a 24x9” silk screened poster commemorating Interchange 2014 and props on our website and social channels!

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    Bring The Party To You!- Have an event coming up? Are you in need of musical talent for fundraisers? Choose between two of our incredible artists, David Dalla G (hip hop)( 45min) set or Papa Chachi (Electronic)(120min) set at the local venue of your choosing! If your event is out of the area, travel and accommodations will be required. 4 weekend VIP passes to Interchange including access to all events! We’ll also give you a shout out on our website and social channels!

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    I'm So Gay You're Happy- Get glittering attention on that special day and Get Gay-Married by ordained minister, Tate Chamberlin! You know it’s been all over news, countless months of reporting and national attention—and now we’re breaking down the walls to offer Gay Marriage to our straight-or-LGBT fiends! Offered for local or out-of-area events. Includes Tate Chamberlin in a vintage 1970s pink tuxedo, glitter bombs, and unicorns to make that special moment a fabulous one! For your donation you also receive a 24x9” silk screened poster commemorating Interchange 2014, a custom playlist, all of our Public Props, and 4 weekend VIP passes to Interchange including access to all events. (Does not include lodging or travel. In certain instances, same-sex marriage may not be legal. If that is the case, then we can "tie the knot" or “save the date”!)

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    The Dick Cheney- Want to shoot trap with Tate Chamberlin!? You read it right, enjoy some old-fashioned stress relief with shotguns, clay pigeons and some real face-time with the director of Interchange, Tate Chamberlin. We’ll pick you and a friend up at any local address for a shotgun Saturday at Hyalite Canyon in The Gallatin. Local transportation, 2 cases of locally brewed goodness, sandwiches and a custom play-list of Tate’s favorites included! 4 weekend VIP passes to Interchange including access to all events! We’ll also give you props on our website and thanks on our social channels!
    If you aren’t from the area, won’t be around, you can substitute this experience (although, we don’t recommend it) for a half-hour video chat on Skype with Tate, a 24x9” silk screened poster commemorating Interchange 2014, a custom play-list and all of our public props for your donation!

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    Let's Get Down To Business- Interchange Business Sponsorship Package. Hang two, self-provided 4x6’ banners at our concerts, get your business logo and link on the Interchange website. 6 VIP Weekend Passes, 4 General Admission concert passes (great for employees), Festival event “shout outs” and a 10x10 booth space during the rally and presentations at the Library on Saturday! This reward also includes a custom play-list from Tate Chamberlin and repeating thanks on our social channels!

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    Say What?- Can't make the show? Bring our message to your organization! Learn more from Tate Chamberlin and his talk “Taboo Business”, Fusing human rights with for profit business with Interchange at a local location or event agreed upon. If your event is out of the area, travel and accommodations are required. This reward also includes a 24x9” silk screened poster commemorating Interchange 2014, a custom play-list and all of our public props for your donation!

    Taboo Business presentation by TC

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    Need A Little Wind Here!- Enjoy a day of sailing on Canyon Ferry Lake with Tate Chamberlin and 3 of your friends! We’ll pick your party up at any local address for a stress-relieving weekend day filled with sunshine and sailing. Local transportation, 4 cases of locally brewed goodness, gourmet sack lunches, cinnamon rolls as big as your face and a custom play-list of Tate’s favorites included! This reward also includes 4 weekend VIP passes, props on our website and thanks on our social channels!

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    Pamper Me- Enjoy 10 VIP Weekend Passes for the Interchange Festival plus a PRIVATE CABANA at Lindley Park during the Saturday night concert featuring Paul Oakenfold, People Under the Stairs, Late Night Radio and the Trap Door Project. Cabana includes a furnished, elevated viewing platform, complimentary adult beverages, and public props for your donation! (Does not include lodging or travel for the festival.)

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    Happy Birthday To YOU!- Want to pledge BIG, but can’t make the festival? Tate Chamberlin will craft and throw you the best birthday party you’ve ever had! Get party planning from the director of Interchange and other Chamberlin events with food, friends and music in mind! Includes a DJ, Sound & Lighting (Out-of-area locations require travel and accommodations. Event budget not included) Offer includes a 24x9” silk screened poster commemorating Interchange 2014, a custom play-list and all of our public props for your donation!

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    Nom Nom Nom- Enjoy 10 VIP Weekend Passes for Interchange and dinner with the event organizers the week of the event! Reward includes (4) 24x9” silk screened posters commemorating Interchange 2014, a custom play-list and all of our public props for your donation!

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    #sorry #notsorry- All-Encompassing Sponsorship Package. Name/Logo featured in all prominent promotional locations: our website, in print, on all main-stages, all shout-outs, radio, video and more! Offer includes the CABANA Package above: 10 VIP Weekend Passes, a furnished elevated viewing platform at our concert, complimentary adult beverages, and public props for your donation! (Does not include lodging or travel for the festival. Must be a mutually agreed product, service or name.)

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