Burning Man Arts
Burning Man Arts’ Global Art Grants program funds highly interactive, community-driven works of art that prioritize community involvement in their development, execution, and display. It funds art that is accessible to the public, civic in scope, and that prompts the viewer to act. Burning Man likes art that can be experienced in more ways than visually – art that is touched, heard, or experienced as well as viewed. It prioritizes funding art that involves the audience in its conception, creation, and presentation. The Global Art Grants program’s impact is driven by a willingness to take risks and be the first to give a grant to a project or to work with artists and projects that other funders might avoid, as well as a focus on community-driven processes that have effects far beyond the artwork itself.
Amount: Grants range from $500-$10,000 and average $3,000-$6,000.
Eligibility: Art groups, organizations, and collectives (nonprofit status not required); individual artists. Giving is on an international basis. Projects are welcomed from established artists, but the focus is to encourage, support, and take risks on new and emerging artists.
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