Les Amis de Beauford Delaney is supporting the completion of


the first full-length documentary about Beauford.

Join us in making this video tribute to Beauford a reality!



Saturday, May 28, 2016

Cause to Celebrate: Kickstarter Campaign for Exhibition Video a Success!

On the heels of the success of Beauford Delaney: Resonance of Form and Vibration of Color, we intend to take the exhibition to museums in the U.S. and Europe to further extend its remarkable impact. To encourage museums to host it, we're working with the Wells International Foundation (WIF) to create a video documentary that presents Beauford, the works displayed, and the accompanying educational and cultural programming. We'll use the hours of video footage and hundreds of photographs from the eight events that we hosted during the exhibition to create the documentary.

On April 25, 2016, WIF launched a 30-day, all-or-nothing Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to raise money to cover the costs for the documentary. It ended on Tuesday, May 24 at 3 PM Eastern time.

Here are the final results:

77 backers

$6,360 pledged of the original $5,000 goal (127% funded)

$1,360 pledged of the stretch goal of $1,250 (108% funded)

In other words, the campaign was a phenomenal success!

Kickstarter is expected to make the funds available within 14 days of the end of the campaign, but we've already begun work on the post-production phase of the documentary. If you'd like to keep abreast of developments, click HERE.

I want to acknowledge Kat Jenkins of Multitude for her brilliant coaching and support during this campaign. Sign up for her mailing list!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

My Mother, Dorothy R. Goldberg at the time, subsequently Gale and then Estrow, knew and admired Beauford Delaney. So much so she made sure I remembered his name. She died 20 years ago and was so happy to be invited a few years before she passed to an event honoring him. It was a wonderful surprise to see his self-portrait at the Whitney. I Look forward to more of his work prominently displayed in the United States. Fern Gale Estrow