9 Art Pieces That Still Need Funding for Burning Man

Every year, tens of thousands of people flock to the northern Desert of Nevada to participate in an environment that is is fully free, without judgement, building codes or legalities; to express themselves in all sorts of imaginative ways. Welcome to burning man, or rather, welcome home. This year marked the most grant money that the Black Rock Arts Foundation has given to the visionary artists at the gathering. While there were hundreds that applied for the partial funding (which was over $700,000 this year), only 47 projects received the grants. For the other hundred, they have to raise the support entirely on their own.

With Burning Man rising on the horizon soon, there are still a few projects that are looking to finalize their funding and continue their building! At Visual News, where we support the amazing art installations at Burning Man, we wanted to highlight a few here that still need assistance. Over at Kickstarter use the keyword “Burning Man” to find even more projects than we have here.

If the art projects don’t meet their goal, they do not receive the funding, you can click on the small KS logo in the bottom right to link to the fundraising page. Thank you for supporting the arts of this years Burn!

The man burns in 29 days..

Jozi, a large scale African fertility doll, built by the regional South African Burning Man group. $1,985 pledged of $2,500 goal.

The Hatchery, Dallas CORE project. $1,000 pledged of $2,000 goal.

Crystalline Forest, a forest of crystals. $70 pledged of $3,000 goal.

Tranceporter II, an art car designed by Love Potion. $3,126 pledged of $3,500 goal.

Kokopelli Rising, the New Mexico CORE project. $1,391 pledge of $1,500 goal.

National Treasure, the DC CORE project. $3,443 pledged of $8,000 goal.

Mendel’s Garden, a large greenhouse providing fertile plants in the desert. $2,906 pledged of $3,500 goal.

Cosmic Thistle, a 45 foot structure lighting up the Reno Star. $653 pledged of $3,600 goal.

Compound I, a blur between the inner/outer and self/collective. $2,933 pledged of $3,700 goal.

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Top image credit: Scott London

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  1. Josie Schimke

    Hi there,

    Thanks for helping to get the word out and rally some support for these wonderful projects!

    I just wanted to point out a slight error in your article. The Black Rock Arts Foundation is actually a separate organization from Burning Man, and we do not fund the work that goes to Burning Man. We’re a non-profit, founded by several of the partners who founded Burning Man, that supports art projects that happen *not* on the playa. This is a very, very common misunderstanding about our organization! We’re interested in supporting projects akin to the work we see at Burning Man, but in the rest of the world.

    Burning Man (Black Rock City, LLC) has it’s own funding process to fund the work that goes to the playa.

    If you’re an artist and would like funding for your work in your home community, visit our website to learn more about our grants at http://blackrockarts.org/grants.



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