Burning Man Global Art Grant / Deadline: December 18
Burning Man has a long and rich history of granting seed money to new and emerging artists around the world. To date, the Burning Man Global Art Grant has granted over $950,000 to help fund 202 projects in 34 U.S. states and 34 countries. This program funds highly interactive, community-driven works of art that prioritize community involvement in their development, execution and display. This grant funds art that is accessible to the public, civic in scope and prompts the viewer to act. BMGAG prioritizes funding art that involves the audience in its conception, creation and presentation. This 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.
Global Art Grants support artists and makers who create art outside of the annual Burning Man event in the desert because, as Caveat Magister so nicely put it, “Burning Man isn’t a ‘place you put art’ – but a ‘context in which art is created.’“