It is with great excitement that I announce the launch of my Hatchfund fundraising campaign in support of my upcoming "Instillation" piece, Tom Miller 'Instills' Nothing in the Downtown Plaza.
We are trying to raise an ambitious $2501 in the three short weeks leading up to the work. The campaign closes at the end of May, so any and all help would be greatly appreciated! This work will be my final performance artwork in Gainesville, Florida, but, as is often the case, we are still short of the funds we need for last minute production needs and to adequately compensate my incredible team of artistic collaborators. We are, in fact, $2481 short. That is exactly the amount needed to bring this production to fruition! Please take a moment to view the brief video I put together about my project. You can view it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfkFe5ciIcI. It's one minute and eleven seconds of nothing. I think you'll like it.
Nothing is an important work for me in many ways: it marks a new direction in my work, it is the first time I have truly explored the dynamic of providing nothing for money in a 3-dimensional sculpture situation. The folks working with me to put nothing on include artists who have given countless hours of their time and effort in the community supporting local arts and theatre, and they have done this for years for nothing. I intent to actually pay them for nothing with this project, and your help.
I know how inundated we all are with requests for money, and that you may or may not be able to provide substantial resources at this moment in time. Just know that any amount makes a difference and, if you are not able to give, helping to spread the word can be equally powerful. I’ve chosen to work with hatchfund.org because I wanted to partner with a non-profit organization whose mission is dedicated to supporting the work of artists. This service is free for the artist, provides fully tax-deductible contributions, and one-on-one support to me throughout the fundraising campaign. It is FOR art. I hope knowing that the small percentage fee that you pay for administration of the campaign is going towards a non-profit committed to cultural advocacy (and not a large corporation with a fancy website platform) will make you feel good about your donation! I’ve also provided some heartfelt perks for your donations to let you know that your support makes you PART of the making of this work! Once again, you can join or learn more about the campaign here: http://www.hatchfund.org/project/instillation_of_nothing_downtown_plaza_2016_gainesville_florida
Thank you for your consideration, and I also look forward to seeing you at the event. We will provide the date upon the success of this fundraising effort. With your help we can accomplish nothing together, and hopefully, when nothing is in the downtown plaza, people will enjoy it and take pictures of it.