Grammy Award Winners Among SPARC’s 2015 LIVE ART: SOUL Musical Line-Up
Sara Bareilles and Jason Mraz featured in SPARC performance
Richmond, VA – Nationally known recording artists will take the stage once again for what has become one of Richmond’s most... Read more
From the Wings is on the WEB!
Dear Kickstarter Supporters –
Since our last update, we have submitted the film to Sundance, SXSW and Tribeca film festivals and hope to submit to others soon, including Cannes, Toronto... Read more
"From the Wings: the LIVE ART Story" TAKES FLIGHT!
Dear Kickstarter supporters!
So much has happened this month, and while we know many of you have been a part of it, we know that even more of you are... Read more
New LIVE ART Short Film Released; Feature Film In Final Edits!
1) New Short Film Released!
Today, we released a new, 9-minute short film about SPARC's LIVE ART program, “LIVE ART:... Read more
Editing footage, and getting ready for "LIVE ART: Tree of Life"
Hello, LIVE ART Kickstarter friends!
We wanted to touch base and let you know that Martin and Bill are hard at work on the film. There is so much wonderful... Read more
PBS Online Film Festival, Top Prize Honors!
Thanks so much to all of the Live Art community for your continuing support of Live Art and the Live Art film project. This award, just like Live Art,... Read more
A message from our filmmakers, Martin and Bill
Hey everyone, Martin and Bill here.
Well, you did it! You beat the odds and got this film production funded. The past 30 days have yielded a successful Kickstarter campaign,... Read more
An Angel Closes the Gap
Within just a few minutes of our closing announcement – $35,500 raised toward our total funding goal – we received a message from an anonymous donor that they were giving... Read more
Now We Begin Making the LIVE ART Documentary!
We are thrilled to announce that we have raised a total of $35,500 for the LIVE ART Documentary – what we raised on Kickstarter plus over $1,500 in donations that... Read more
The Final 75 Minutes!
At 11:00 a.m. -- just 75 mintues from now -- the Kickstarter campaign will end, and we need to be as close to $40K as we can possibly get!
Will... Read more
Becky Goes To Washington
A few days ago, we got an email from Elaine Ogburn, aka "Becky's Mom," that we just had to share.
In July, the month after LIVE ART, Becky had the... Read more
The 6 Minutes We've All Been Waiting For
Here it is. The brand new 6-minute extended preview of The Live Art Documentary. Martin and Bill work their magic... AGAIN. Click play on the embedded video below!
We posted... Read more
Radio Interview about the LIVE ART Documentary
Local reporter John Ogle has put together a GREAT radio interview with Erin, Ryan, Martin, Bill and Robbin. It is about the LIVE ART program and the creation of the... Read more
Help Us Down the STRETCH!
With just 48 hours to go, we're closing in on our stretch goal of $40,000, and we need your help to get there!
We have several updates planned for... Read more
LIVE ART Earns Erin Thomas-Foley a 2012 Belle Magazine "Women In The Arts" Award
Erin Thomas-Foley, SPARC's Director of Education and the Creator/Director of LIVE ART, was honored yesterday by Belle Magazine as one of their six "Women In The Arts" for 2012 --... Read more
LIVE ART Hitches a Ride to Sundance!
Yesterday our good friend John Bryan, President of CultureWorks (the Richmond region's champion for arts and culture), called to share some exciting news!
Two weeks from now, John will be... Read more
$20,000 initial goal reached; STRETCH goal of $40,000 announced!
Last month, we set $20,000 as our goal for the Kickstarter campaign, wanting to make sure we set it at an amount we could confidently achieve. As you know, Kickstarter... Read more
Go, go, GO!
We've made it to 93% of our initial goal of $20,000! We could reach that goal and ensure funding by tomorrow! Therefore, we're prepping the announcement of our STRETCH goal... Read more
75%, some press, and a stretch goal in sight!
Our backers are the BEST! As we've been busily preparing the details for our stretch goal and compiling some photos and videos to share in updates, you've pushed on through... Read more
100th backer pushes us over 50%
Our 100th backer just pushed us over 50% (close to 60%, actually), just 4 days into our campaign! $11,750 raised toward our initial $20,000 goal!
The video is now open-captioned!
When we launched our Kickstarter project on Monday, the video wasn't QUITE fully ready -- it wasn't yet open-captioned, but we couldn't wait any longer because of our awesome launch... Read more
We're ALMOST to 50%!
Just 4 days in, and we're at 47.5% -- almost halfway to our initial goal of $20,000!
But don't forget that we are hoping to announce a STRETCH goal as... Read more
LIVE ART: ***Beyond*** Special
Just a few weeks after LIVE ART classes began in January 2012, LIVE ART documentary filmmakers Martin Montgomery and Bill Gaff created an "excerpt" of the footage they obtained in... Read more
The first documentary footage...
This is how we knew we had a magical match between the program and the filmmakers... This is the very first video trailer Martin and Bill put together to help... Read more
33% in just over 24 hours!!!
WOW! We asked for your help in getting the word out, and YOU ARE DOING IT!
In the first 27 hours since we announced our Kickstarter campaign, we've met 33%... Read more