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. We encourage artists working in experimental, emerging, cross-disciplinary, and traditional categories to apply. The intention is to enable artists 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.

 

Key Dates

Grants round Opening Date Closing Date Grants Announced
Legacy Jan 1, 2018 Feb 15, 2018 Mar 1, 2018
Large Feb 18, 2018 Mar 30, 2018 Apr 15, 2018
Sound Stage Feb 18, 2018 Mar 30, 2018 Apr 15, 2018
Mutant Vehicles Feb 18, 2018 Mar 30, 2018 Apr 15, 2018
Medium Mar 15, 2018 Apr 15, 2018 May 1, 2018
Micro May 1, 2018 Jun 1, 2018 Jun 15, 2018
Kids May 1, 2018 Jun 1, 2018 Jun 15, 2018
BONUS May 5, 2018 Jun 1, 2018 Jun 15, 2018

 

Burn in the Forest: Micro Grants

Deadline: June 1, 2018

bitf-micro-bannerGrants of up to $100 for interactive and/or artistic pieces for Burn in the Forest.
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Burn in the Forest: Kids Art Grants

Deadline: June 1, 2018

bitfbannerKids under the age of 18: Art grants of up to $100 for interactive and/or artistic pieces for Burn in the Forest.
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Bonus Grant Round

Open (Deadline: June 1, 2018)

Bonus Grants
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 of leftover funds. So we decided to create a new round to help get money to artists while still supporting our mission to fund interactive art.
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Legacy Grants

Closed (Deadline: February 15, 2018)

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 this year’s 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.
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Burn in the Forest: Sound Stage Grants

Closed (Deadline: March 30, 2018)

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Art grants for the production and running of small and large sound stages at Burn in the Forest.
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Burn in the Forest: Large Art Grants

Closed (Deadline: March 30, 2018)

bitf-micro-bannerLarge art pieces being shown at Burn in the Forest. Maximum grant for new interactive art pieces is $1000.
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Burn in the Forest: Mutant Vehicle Art Grants

Closed (Deadline: March 30, 2018)

bitf-micro-bannerMutant vehicles being shown at Burn in the Forest. Maximum grant for new art cars is $1500.
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Burn in the Forest: Medium / Refurbishment Art Grants

Deadline: April 15th, 2018

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.
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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.
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