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August News

Congratulations to the hard-working production team on a very successful Burn in the Forest! The weather was perfectly hot for the 1500 attendees who came together to celebrate interactive art, amazing music, fun activities, creative expression, and a wonderful sense of community. The team was well-prepared to handle its greatest challenge, and the outpouring of support from the community was incr... »

Summer 2018 Newsletter

Happy Burn in the Forest! Our community has been hard at work for months, planning, building and bringing amazing art and ideas to fruition, for this event, the biggest celebration of the year. We’re so excited to see and do everything that BITF has to offer! GVIAS congratulates all of our fantastic volunteers for their dedication and vision; we are all so thankful to have such a vibrant, en... »

GVIAS Code of Conduct

The GVIAS Board of Directors invites your feedback at our Town Hall Meeting at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, June 19, 2018: GVIAS Code of Conduct Preamble Greater Vancouver Interactive Arts Society (GVIAS) expects attendees and volunteers to create and maintain a space that is welcoming for all attendees. We do not discriminate on sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity... »

Town Hall Announcement: Code of Conduct

Hear ye, hear ye!   Many burner communities around North America have recently formalized their codes of conduct and formed conduct committees within the past year. GVIAS will establish its own Code of Conduct, adapted from the BTIF Survival Guide and the codes of other regions (with their approval).   We invite the community to provide feedback at a Town Hall meeting held Tuesday, June ... »

GVIAS Legacy Ticketing Program

Background: The GVIAS Board of Directors have received a number of inquiries from long time former community leaders to attend our events, but have been unable to secure a ticket. Those leaders have since “retired” or stepped away from active leadership for various reasons, including burnout, family/kids, or other life issues. The Board would like to acknowledge these members, for their years of d... »

Bonus Grant Round

The GVIAS Grant Committee would like to announce a one time “Bonus Grant” round for 2018. This grant will open May 5th and close June 1st and will have a maximum award of $500. We created this round because we had a very large number of art applications this year that did not receive a grant due to not meeting GVIAS’ interactivity requirements. This left the Committee with a lot ... »

GVIAS News Letter – April 23rd, 2018

BITF TICKETS – Sales live on May 6th! Main Ticket Sale: May 6, 2018 9:00 pm PST A 2 step system, combining Reserve & Pay into 1 step, will be used this year. Register, then Reserve & Pay: Registration: April 15, 2018 (Closes May 5, 2018 11:59:59 pm PST) Reserve & Pay: May 6, 2018 (Opens 9 pm PST) Ticketing / Registration Past Volunteer Ticket Sale Final confirmation emails have g... »

GVIAS News Letter – March 9th, 2018

GVIAS 2018 Annual General Meeting Come out to the GVIAS Annual General Meeting! We’d love to hear your input, questions, suggestions on all things Vancouver Burningman, and our local events schedule! Hope to see you all there. Please RSVP at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/events/367846643683307/ If you cannot see the link, please join the GVIAS FB page at: https://www.facebook.com/gr... »

Conduct Committee Update

Following in the steps of many Burning Man regional communities, GVIAS has initiated the formation of a Conduct Committee. The Committee will be comprised of community volunteers who are nominated or step forward to take on the task of looking into incidents that violate our community Code of Conduct. The committee’s first task will be to present an updated Code of Conduct which is relevant ... »

GVIAS News Letter – November 28th, 2017

Conduct Committee Announcement and Call Out Our local Burning Man community is growing rapidly and so is the creativity and passion our participants bring to GVIAS events. Thank you for continuing to show up with so much AMAZING to celebrate together! As we grow, we have been faced with numerous challenging situations and we want to build a culture of accountability that aligns with our mission an... »

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