Early Fall News Flash

Looking for Production Team Chair The BitF Production Team is in need of a Chair! Are you an experienced facilitator? Are you a self-motivated, talented organizer? Do you have awesome interpersonal skills? Please have a look at the attached role posting! Previous BitF Production experience is not required. The chair will need to be available as soon as early November to start planning and to parti... »

Dustcovery Needs Your Help!

DUSTCOVERY NEEDS YOUR HELP! Do you know of an awesome venue? Please let us know! Dustcovery’s producers have investigated a number of venues but have not yet found a home for Dustcovery 2019. Basic Requirements: Minimum capacity: 1200 1000 inside with the option for outdoor space to add at least 200 more people Outdoor space:  Based on the GVIAS tents, sound stage if possible with permitting... »

BitF 2019 Participant Survey Reminder

WE’D REALLY LIKE YOUR FEEDBACK! PLEASE DO THE SURVEY BY SEPTEMBER 15TH. If the “submit” button, or anything else, doesn’t work, please email us: [email protected] Tell us how we’re doing!! BitF is yours, and it’s mine – it’s EVERYONE’S! – and we’d like your feedback. Survey Link: »

The most wonderful time of the year!

Thank You, Production Team Burn in the Forest’s first year at Snug Lake Amphitheatre was a huge success! 1600 attendees braved the wind and unseasonably cold temperatures to explore new (sometimes challenging) terrain, share experiences, enjoy amazing interactive art, and dance at nine sound stages! An extra special thank you to all the volunteers who made this year’s event possible. B... »

Ten Days Until Burn in the Forest!

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 the biggest celebration of the year. We’re so excited to see how it all works out at the new site! GVIAS congratulates all of our fantastic volunteers for their dedication and vision; we are so thankful to have such a vibrant, engaged community. Let... »

May News

ParticiParty on Sunday, May 5th!  The ParticiParty will be hosted at Makerlabs from 4-8 pm this Sunday, May 5th! Did you know that Burn in the Forest is completely volunteer-run? Are you curious about the different volunteer roles? Come find out what might suit you, and even sign up for a shift! Volunteers who donate at least 4 hours of their time at BITF this year will qualify for a past voluntee... »

Creativity in Bloom! Spring Newsletter

Spring has arrived and our community is busy getting ready for the upcoming burn season! Be sure to also follow the BITF blog at for the latest updates.   Art Grants Deadlines – This Friday! The Art Grants Committee would like to remind everyone that the Application Deadline for the following types of grants is this Friday, April 12th! Medium Chill Space Mut... »

AGM Reminder

A reminder that the GVIAS Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 27th at 7:00 pm at the Croatian Cultural Centre (3250 Commercial Drive) in Vancouver. Everyone is welcome to attend, but only GVIAS members will be able to vote. Membership signup can be found here: Join us to review annual reports covering our events, yearly financials, the budge... »

Early Spring News

GVIAS March Newsletter Congratulations, ReCharge Team! ReCharge was held on February 16, 2019 with great success! The event sold 487 out of 495 possible tickets and there were 30 booths, with lots of interesting displays to entertain the attendees. Overall, $7288 will be given to artists for their projects this year! Special thanks to Producers Mitch Brown and Mark Fleming for a job well done in t... »

Happy January Newsletter

Happy New Year! GVIAS is happy to share our first newsletter of the year, jam-packed with important info!   RECHARGE 2019: Imaginarium: A Portal To All Realities Our annual spring crowd-fundraising event is fast approaching! Recharge brings together artists and their ideas with the Greater Vancouver community for support, collaboration and funding. Last year, over $7700 was raised for 18 art ... »

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