Burn In The Forest Grant Application

Apply for a Burn In The Forest Grant using the form below.

This round of Grant Applications closes April 26th at 11:59PM.



  • Please note: Grant applicants must be a member of GVIAS in order to receive a grant. To become a member, simply visit this page and submit your info: http://gvias.org/gvias-membership

    Once you have submitted your info, please come back to this page to complete your application.


  • Enter the name of the project for which you are seeking a Grant. If you enter a name which has already been submitted this will return an error.
  • Please enter your full legal name. Please no monikers.
  • Please enter the email where you wish to be contacted regarding this Grant Application.
  • Enter the phone number where you wish to be contacted regarding this Grant Application.
  • Please describe this project like you would describe it to your mom or co-worker. Include dimensions and other important physical information (500 characters or less).
  • How do you want your project described in the What?Where?When? (WWW) guidebook? This description will be included in the WWW and on the website if your application is accepted.
  • Accepted file types: png, pdf, jpg, gif.
  • Please describe how participants will be able to interact with your proposed project.
  • Provide a short, informal bio that includes involvement in prior projects/work of this nature.
  • Do you have an adequate crew to build, install and clean up your project? Please name each team member and their role as needed to complete your project. Describe the roles and skills needed even if you do not have a complete crew at this time.
  • Please detail your construction schedule which reflects your budget e.g. when materials will be purchased, milestones for completion of stages of your project, etc.
  • Please detail your LNT plan: a well thought-out breakdown and clean-up plan and schedule. You may not leave anything behind.
  • Limited funds towards transport may be available to artists. The production team is not providing transport for art to BitF this year.
  • List in detail all expenses for material, rental, or asset costs. Research your costs carefully and be specific. Art Grants cannot be used to pay for labour, transportation to / from GVIAS events, event tickets, or alcohol.
  • Accepted file types: xls, xlsx, doc, docx, pdf.
    Please upload a single file detailing all expenses for material, rental, or asset costs. Research your costs carefully and be specific. Art Grants cannot be used to pay for labour, transportation to / from GVIAS events, event tickets, or alcohol. Filetype must be .xls, xlsx, doc, docx, or pdf
  • You must total your costs and give us a final number. Include all taxes – these may be claimed, and will be included towards your maximum award.
  • GVIAS aims to fund as many projects as possible, which may result in partial funding of some projects. Please indicate what other options you have for contributing to the funding of your project.
  • Describe your plan to ensure participants who interact with your proposed artwork will be kept safe. Ensure you address public health concerns such as structural integrity, climbing on structures, sharp objects, electricity, etc. Fire issues are addressed below.
  • If your artwork utilizes open fire such as candles, torches, fire barrels, or raised containers, please describe in detail. If artwork is to be engulfed in flames, please describe your ground protection. Include a detailed drawing showing how the art will be situated on it. If your artwork utilizes flame effects, flames that are automated, switched, pressurized or having any other action than simply being lit on fire, including propane or liquid fuels, describe in detail. Include a detailed drawing of fuel lines and tanks. Detail any safety measures required and in operation – fire extinguish placement, shut off value labeling, signage, and fencing.
  • Please describe how you intend to power the project, including safety measures you will take to ensure that participants (especially children) won't get hurt. If you are using a generator, describe how you will minimize sound bleed and how you will store your fuel safely. If you are requesting use of power from the event, please state so here.
    Do you have a sound system. Please note that all artworks are subject to the BITF Sound Policy.
  • Describe your sound system, particularly wattage. NOTE THERE WILL BE NO PA SYSTEMS ALLOWED AT ARTWORKS AND CAMPS. Home-sized entertainment systems, computer speakers, and boom-boxes are permittable.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.