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November 21st, 2013  |  Filed under Events/Happenings

Event: Crowdfunding: Trends in the Sharing Economy

Please join us for this special discussion on December 12 at Burning Man Headquarters!

Crowdfunding: Trends in the Sharing Economy

The crowd at Distrikt, 2013 (photo by Jared Mechaber)

The crowd at Distrikt, 2013 (photo by Jared Mechaber)

The sharing economy is taking off – whether it’s peer-to-peer rentals, skill sharing, crowdfunding, ridesharing or unused parking spots. Spawned by a confluence of the economic crisis, environmental concerns, and the social web coming of age, the sharing economy is quickly becoming the hottest trend in economic paradigms.

We in the Burning Man community are particularly interested in the dynamics and the future of the sharing economy, since it reflects our principles of gifting, communal effort, civic responsibility and decommodification.

Please join us for a panel discussion focused specifically on the future of crowdfunding, one of the fastest-developing areas in the sharing economy. We will explore the role it plays in creative community development, and how it’s being applied to entrepreneurial endeavors in the form of spaces (local real estate) and support for small businesses (micro loans).

When: December 12, 7-9pm
Where: Burning Man HQ
Address: 660 Alabama Street, San Francisco

Panelists:
Daniel Miller, Fundrise
Harry Pottash, Kiva
Kate Drane, Indiegogo

Moderator:
Will Chase, Burning Man Project

Please RSVP to attend.

This program is part of an ongoing series of events produced as part of the non-profit Burning Man Project’s Educational Program, supporting its cultural, philosophical and educational initiatives around the world. For information about past or upcoming events, or to propose one, click here.

October 24th, 2013  |  Filed under Events/Happenings

Event: “Collaborative Creativity, Collaborative Spaces”

Philly Mid-Atlantic CORE Team and their creation "Stella Octangula", 2012 (photo by Terry Pratt)

Philly Mid-Atlantic CORE Team and their creation “Stella Octangula”, 2012 (photo by Terry Pratt)

Join us for an evening of discussion and knowledge-sharing about radical collaboration! Burning Man Project presents:

Collaborative Creativity, Collaborative Spaces
Thursday, November 14
7:00 – 9:00 pm
@ Burning Man Project
660 Alabama Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco (NOTE: New location!)

Description:

Effective collaboration is critical to manifesting the large-scale installations and experiences that have become the hallmark of Burning Man culture. And it’s just as critical to have access to the kind of physical spaces that are conducive to these collaborative efforts.

Please join us for an evening of discussion about the ins and outs, ups and downs of creative collaborations and the places in which they happen. You’ll hear from artists and place-makers about what works, what doesn’t, best practices, and potential pitfalls.

Featured presenters:

Jess Hobbs, Artist, Flux Foundation
Mike Zuckerman, Place Maker, [freespace]
Tomas McCabe, Executive Director, Black Rock Arts Foundation
Moderated by $teven Raspa, Arts Advocate & Community Events Producer, Burning Man

Information and Tickets:

For more information and tickets, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/event/8866274265.

June 5th, 2013  |  Filed under Events/Happenings

BurnerHack at FreeSpace SF

Cool logo, BurnerHack.

Cool logo, BurnerHack.

Burners will be gathering at FreeSpace — a 14,000 sq ft warehouse in San Francisco’s SOMA district hosting a month-long pop-up community center focused on hacking the civic experience – this weekend for BurnerHack. BurnerHack is an opportunity to learn, share and teach a wide variety of skills to help one prepare for the playa (or wherever you want to take them!).

The offerings include such things as hacking arduino software, working with LEDs, making costumes, soldering el-wire, building shelters, Mutant Vehicle modifications and more. Take a look at the full listing of projects so far, and add yours into the mix on the BurnerHack website.

Burning Blogger Jon Mitchell will be attending and will report on both BurnerHack and the FreeSpace concept for us after the weekend. If you plan to attend, and would like to hook up with him while you’re there, ping him on Twitter at @ablaze.

FreeSpace is located at 1131 Mission Street, San Francisco.

January 18th, 2013  |  Filed under Events/Happenings

Workshop: Crowdsourcing & Fundraising for Art Projects

Want to build this? Get your fundraising engine in gear! Photo by Gabe Kirchheimer, 2007.

If you’re dreaming about creating a large art project — and don’t happen to be independently wealthy — you’re going to need to do some fundraising to make your dream a reality. And fundraising is an art as much as it is a science.

The Burning Man Project, as part of its ongoing workshop series leveraging and sharing the expertise in our community, recently offered a workshop on Crowdsourcing & Fundraising for Art Projects. The workshop was held at Burning Man’s San Francisco headquarters on December 13, 2012, and was led by Will Chase, who brings to the subject 10 years of experience in arts management, art curation, event production, art creation, and fundraising for art projects.

We invite you to listen to the audio recording of the workshop, and to download the accompanying PowerPoint presentation to follow along with as you listen.

If you’d like to propose a workshop topic for the Burning Man Project, learn more.

UPDATE: I recently came across this great post on crowdsourced fundraising for Burning Man art projects, very much worth a read.

January 6th, 2011  |  Filed under Events/Happenings

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) burningman.com.  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) burningman.com