My Name is William Schaff. As most of you here know, I have been a working artist for the the last 20 some odd years or so. I have started this campaign because the studio and home that both myself, and the band, Brown Bird, inhabit is again in Foreclosure. I am looking to make this stop, once and for all, and I am hoping you can help. Please check out the rewards I offer for contributing, and see if there is anything that catches your fancy. I've tried to make sure that each of you, no matter your situation, can be part of this effort. If we are not able to raise all the money, what is raised shall still go towards covering the mortgage, and dealing with the utilities. Keeping the Fort, out of foreclosure.
So please watch the attached video, see what you will be getting involved with. Share, and tell your friends. Become a part of the arts in a way you may not have before!
What We Need & What You Get
I still owe $124,000 on the Fort. I am asking $120,000 because even after fees and expenses, I will still be able to put down enough on the principal that the folks in, and around, this building will never have to worry about the possibility of its foreclosure again. Art will forever come from this building!
10% of all money made, after expenses, will be donated to the Innocence Project. You can find more out about that here: http://www.innocenceproject.org/
In the past, patronage of the arts was only for the wealthy. Today, we all can help keep art in the world around us. Today we can all contribute in ways both small and large. I know the amount seems large, but even if only 2,500 of the people that follow my work were to donate $50, then this goal can be met.
Other Ways You Can Help
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you have. I will try and answer them the best that I am able. And, also, please, spread the word about this campaign. Spread the word to people you feel would like to experience the art that comes from Fort Foreclosure. Be it the music, or visual, or the chance to have a residency here. Anything you can do to get this out is a huge help. Share, folks. share on all the wonderful different social media sights out there. Start an old style poster campaign! Get the word out.
Finally, those of you who have been to the fort, who have seen what the Fort is like, please, write a testimonial if you can. Let others know what your experience has been, and how important this place is.
Again, we thank you.