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Spring News & COVID-19 Update

The GVIAS Board, BitF Production Team, and ReCharge Production Teams are carefully monitoring the latest COVID-19 news and public health information, and discussing the options available. As the situation continues to evolve, we strive to keep the community informed to the best of our ability. We are considering a variety of scenarios, contingency plans, alternate arrangements, and delaying wherev... »

AGM Reminder

Join us for the GVIAS Annual General Meeting, held on Monday, March 23rd at 7:00 pm at the Croatian Cultural Center – Room B (3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC). Please RSVP here. If you cannot see the link, please join the GVIAS FB page. Details: Everyone is welcome to attend, but only GVIAS members will be able to vote. Membership signup can be found here. Join us to review the annual e... »

Announcing ReCharge 2020: Transpose

ReCharge is back in its 6th year, and better than ever! Each year Vancouver’s Burner community comes together to crowd source funding distribution to many of the projects that will be on display at events like Burn in the Forest and Dustcovery. Over the last 5 years ReCharge has raised over $45,000 to help regional artists build and display their work! With your help we can break records MAKE MORE... »

Application Process Open for Conduct Committee Lead

The GVIAS Conduct Committee is comprised of 2-3 leads, who oversee 6-10 members; all are vetted by the community to take on the task of reviewing incidents that violate our community Code of Conduct: http://gvias.org/participant-code-of-conduct/. Conduct Leads organize monthly committee meetings, handle incoming reports and oversee all assessments. With the Committee, they discuss newly reported i... »

Help Save ReCharge from Cancellation!

⚠️URGENT: ReCharge on the verge of CANCELLATION⚠️ ReCharge needs a producer ASAP, or unfortunately GVIAS will be forced to cancel the event. ReCharge, typically in February or March, is an important fundraiser for our local artists and theme camps. Volunteering as a producer is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience in event production – and mentoring is available if needed! The Pro... »

ReCharge Needs You

❄️Urgently in Need of ReCharge Producers!❄️ Dear Community, We need your help to put on ReCharge, our annual late-winter fundraising event. Are you looking to share or upgrade your skills, and to take your radical participation to a whole new level? ReCharge is a great opportunity to gain experience in event production – and mentoring is available! A producer needs to be identified no later ... »

Dustcovery Needs Your Help!

Dustcovery 2019 is happening! Exciting changes afoot; announcements coming soon! What better way to stave off ‘Winter is Coming’ blues than by volunteering? Dustcovery is a great opportunity to put in some volunteer hours to qualify for the volunteer sale (4-19 hours) or a directed ticket (20+ hours) for Burn in the Forest 2020! Dustcovery takes a great group of Team Leads and their volunteers to ... »

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... »

Conduct Committee Vetting Process

  Dear GVIAS members, In response to our recent call for additional Conduct Committee Applicants, the following candidates have applied: Wendy Niessen (wendybunny) Genevieve Jessie Blair (Astrodite) Katherine (Katie) Hyslop Siobhan O’Meara (Fox in a Box) As part of our selection process, we are asking you, as GVIAS members, for feedback as to whether you consider each volunteer to be a ... »

Legacy Ticket Program opens today!

A reminder that Legacy Ticket applications open today! Please see below background information and apply here: GVIAS Legacy Ticketing Program Legacy Ticket Program Background: Over the years, GVIAS Board of Directors has received inquiries from long time former community leaders who want to attend our events, but have been unable to secure a ticket. Those leaders have since “retired” or stepped aw... »

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