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Community Conversations with the Vancouver Chapter of Burners Without Borders

Burners Without Borders is a charitable cause funded annually in part by GVIAS. The Vancouver Chapter, which organizes the monthly cause, Christmas Isn’t Over, was recently featured by the Burning Man organization! Take a look at the informative YouTube video: https://www.facebook.com/groups/volunteersBWB/permalink/518563788553764/ An article in The Jackrabbit Speaks also featured the Vancou... »

Winter Newsletter

Looking for BITF Production Leads »

Callout for Recharge Leads

CALL-OUT FOR RECHARGE PRODUCTIONS LEADS Hello all! following closely on the hot trail of Dustcovery’s success, GVIAS is looking for art and fundraising focused volunteers to produce ReCharge this winter. ReCharge is a burner-inspired crowd fundraising event where attendees get to choose which project their money goes to! 2019 will be the event’s 5th year. Last year we raised over $7700... »

Fall News

Dustcovery 2019 – Robots and Rainbows Two dance floors, art installations, theme camps, fire show and more! Re-connect with old friends or meet new friends at Vancouver’s official decompression event. Dustcovery will be held on November 17th, 8 pm to 2 am at the Harbour Convention Centre (760 Pacific Blvd) in Vancouver, BC. Tickets have gone on sale and are moving fast – purchase yours at: http://... »

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 ... »

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