Art Grants

GVIAS provides grants for interactive art projects.  Our goal is to encourage Interactive Art that fosters the ideals of the Burning Man community. Artists working in experimental, emerging, cross-disciplinary, and traditional categories are encouraged to apply, to display their Interactive Art and add to the collective, participatory spirit in the community and at Burning Man & GVIAS events.

GVIAS aims to contribute grants to as many art projects as possible for the event and this may result in artist only receiving part of their requested amount. The GVIAS grants committee encourages artists to also seek funding and fundraise outside of the grants program.

Please note that applications are accepted until 11:59pm on the date specified. Late applications will not be considered. Rounds and closing dates are subject to change so please check back regularly.

Dustcovery Grants

Closed (Deadline: Oct. 10)

Dustcovery Grants
Grants for new or refurbished art pieces (new projects up to $500; refurb up to $250), as well as micro-grants (up to $100) for games for our post-playa decompression. Click here for more information.

Legacy Grants

Deadline: June 18, 2017

Legacy Grants
GVIAS Grants Committee will be offering a Legacy Grant this year to support GVIAS artists to bring large interactive art pieces to multiple events and/or public spaces throughout the year. The committee has been allocated $4000 for the 2017 Legacy Grant. It is our intent to fund two artists at $1,500 – $2,500 each, however, we may consider funding a single artist at $4,000 if their project stands out. Click here for more information.

Burn in the Forest: Micro Grants

Deadline: June 11, 2017

bitf-micro-bannerGrants of up to $100 for interactive and/or artistic pieces for Burn in the Forest. Click here for more info.

Kids Art Grants

Deadline: June 11, 2017

bitfbannerKids under the age of 18: Art grants of up to $100 for interactive and/or artistic pieces for Burn in the Forest. Click here for more info.

Burn in the Forest: Large Art Grants

Deadline: March 26, 2017 (12 midnight)

bitf-micro-bannerLarge art pieces being shown at Burn in the Forest. Maximum grant for new interactive art pieces is $1000. Click here for more info.

Burn in the Forest: Sound Stage Grants

Deadline: March 26, 2017 (12 midnight)

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Art grants for the production and running of small and large sound stages at Burn in the Forest. Click here for more info.

Burn in the Forest: Medium / Refurbishment Art Grants

Deadline: April 30th, 2017

bitfbannerMedium art pieces and refurbishment of existing art pieces being shown at Burn in the Forest. Maximum grant for new interactive art pieces is $500; for refurbished (previously-built) pieces is $250. Click here for more info.