Art Grant Workshop and Art Lounge – January 13, 2011

Calling all artists!

This Could Be You

You’ve asked, and we’ve listened! This year we are hosting our first art grants workshop. Come hear from those involved in the Black Rock Arts Foundation’s and Burning Man’s grant processes about what is needed to create a successful grant proposal. You’ll be given a chance to ask questions about the mandatory grant forms — why we ask certain questions, what information we are looking for, how to get those character specs to work, and more. If you can’t make it to the event, don’t worry! Send in your question by Wednesday, January 12th and it will be answered during the workshop. The workshop will be recorded, and a video posted on the Burning Man website shortly after the event.

This workshop is not open to the general public … only artists who are working on grant applications for Burning Man and BRAF.

After the workshop, please join us for the Art Lounge. This event is a social mixer for artists who created work for Burning Man last year and/or are planning art projects this coming year. Your creative spirit gives so much to Black Rock City and the world, that we want to thank you for your inventiveness and resourcefulness. It is also for Art Department volunteers who assist artists on the playa with a dedication and creative energy all their own. We hope this will be an opportunity to meet one another and spark increased creative cross-pollination and collaboration.

Please  join the Burning Man staff, members of the Art Department and ARTery volunteers, for a little reception for our yearly gathering in appreciation of YOU.

At approximately 7:30pm there will be brief introductions and a short talk about this year’s theme: “Rites of Passage”.

To attend, please RSVP to rsvp-specialevents here: rsvp-specialevents (at)  It’s an intimate space, and we need an exact number to plan for.

Thanks and hope to see you there!!!

NOTE: This is not the place to review specific art grant proposals with Art Staff, though staff will be on hand who can answer basic questions regarding the process.

Remember, the deadline to submit art grant proposals for BRAF is January 15th, and for Burning Man this year it’s February 1st.

Hope to see you there!!

Burning Man and BRAF Art Grant Workshop and Art Lounge
WHEN: Thursday, January 13th
Grant Workshop 5:30 to 7 pm
Art Lounge 7 pm to 9 pm
WHERE:  Mission Rock Cafe  817 Terry Francois Blvd San Francisco, CA (Map) 415.626.5355
You must RSVP if you wish to attend. Email to rsvp-specialevents here: rsvp-specialevents (at)

About the author: Will Chase

Will Chase first attended Burning Man 2001. He was Burning Man's Web Team Project Manager and Webmaster from 2004-2009, and the Operations Manager and member of the Art Council for the ARTery (Burning Man's art department headquarters in Black Rock City) from 2003-2008. In 2009, he transitioned into the Communications Department, where his responsibilities include global communication strategy, authoring the Jackrabbit Speaks Newsletter, content management for the Burning Man website, coordination of Burning Man's social networking efforts, and acting as editor for the Burning Blog. Tales of his sordid adventures can be found on his website.

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