Committees

Each of GVIAS’ committees are made up of members who work together to make amazing things happen!

If you’re interested in joining a committee, check out available leadership opportunities here: https://gvias.org/leadership-opportunities/

Leadership

Confident, compassionate, and collaborative leaders strengthen a community. Are you a leader with long-term vision who is looking to inspire and contribute behind the scenes? The Leadership Committee is an opportunity for experienced mentors to advise the Board on recruitment, onboarding, retention and succession planning. Help us take the organization to the next level!

Contact: [email protected]

Board Liaison: Monica Angell

Members:

  • Ashes
  • Ashley
  • Lisa Evil
  • squishelle
Communications

Are you a social media guru with WordPress experience? The Comms Committee manages and moderates GVIAS’ online presence, and creates and maintains content on Facebook, and the GVIAS and GVIAS-owned websites. With a touch of humor and an understanding of the burner community, the Comms Committee curates interesting and timely content to keep the community up to date about events, opportunities, GVIAS and Burning Man related news. As ambassadors of the community, Committee members will be accountable for monitoring the GVIAS social media channels, engaging as appropriate, and ensuring our Community Code of Conduct is observed.

Contact: [email protected]

Board Liaison: Monica Angell

Members:

  • Matthew Canzer
  • Graye Williams
  • Allison Nelson
Finance

The Finance Committee is IMPORTANT: money makes art go ‘round, and art going ‘round is why GVIAS exists! The Finance Committee supports the GVIAS Board of Directors and the GVIAS event committees to create budgets and manage both the society’s and event finances. If you have skills in accounting or financial management, or have managed a budget with a non-profit organization – you just gotta share the magic – this committee is for you! Your magic = thriving financial health for our non-profit society = more art for everyone.

Contact: [email protected]

Board Liaison: Deborah Jandrlich

Members:

  • Brodie Kristensen
Policy

Do you love getting into the nitty-gritty details of processes? Do you dream up decision trees sometimes “just for fun”, while trying to figure out how something works? The Policy Committee considers the who, what, when, why of every policy. Event management experience and skills are necessary for Policy Committee members to create policies and decision trees which will aid in the management of the GVIAS organization, the production of all events, and decisions within online spaces.

Contact: [email protected]

Board Liaison: Jennie Hayes/Nadine Wu

Members:

  • Daniel G
  • Simon Hunkin
  • Steve Smith
  • Wilf Zerbe
Contracts

The Contracts Committee manages a lot of serious stuff, but with big-time vision for the future! The role of the Committee is not just to source and track materials, equipment and venues for all GVIAS events (anything over $1000), but also to foster good relationships with all vendors. Help GVIAS successfully procure diverse lists of equipment and services, and have the satisfaction of knowing that you planted the seeds for the growth of our amazing events.

Contact: [email protected]

Board Liaison: Corey Redvers

Members:

  • Joel Weise
  • MakeDo
  • Jessie Blair
Conduct

The GVIAS Conduct Committee exists to provide a compassionate assessment process into conduct concerns raised by community members (including concerns raised about members of the GVIAS Board or Conduct Committee).

Contact: [email protected]

Board Liaison: Brianna Craver

Members:

  • Bonkosa Ilanga
  • Carly Whiskey
  • Jessie Blair
  • Joe Lunderville (Lead)
  • Lauren Shay (Lead)
  • Scott Lawson-King (Lead)
  • MakeDo
  • Valerie Roberts
  • Vesna
Culture

Are you a passionate community builder, invested in developing the culture of our community, while also improving inclusivity, diversity and safety? Join the culture committee to develop ambassadors at GVIAS events and help to acculturate new members to our community! Bring your creative ideas, help us to assess our community’s needs, and develop new initiatives!

Contact: [email protected]

Board Liaison: Krystal Murley

Members:

  • Craig Ollenberger
  • Laurel Burns
  • Laura Wilihnganz
  • Peter Bond
  • Geri Tramutola
Volunteer

The BitF Volunteer Production Group is expanding to become the GVIAS Volunteer Committee, which will officially provide support for volunteer recruitment, onboarding, training and recognition across events! Committee members can expect to spend lots of time communicating online with event Producers, Leads, and Volunteers, and with each other. The Committee will operate year round to provide continuity for volunteers and production groups. This is a welcome change which will provide better familiarization with the various tools used to manage GVIAS events, and Committee members will need to be comfortable using them and training others to use them.

Contact: [email protected]

Board Liaison: Krystal Murley

Members:

  • TBA
Grants

The Art Grants Committee is responsible for distributing grant funds to artists to help with the financial costs of creating interactive art for GVIAS events. Primary responsibilities include communicating with artists, reviewing applications to determine how the available funds will be allocated, sending and receiving contracts, reviewing receipts, and sending funds to artists.

Contact: [email protected]

Board Liaison: Brianna Craver

Members:

  • Amara Smith
  • Mika Davis
  • Mike Boyd (Revi)
  • Mike Funergy
  • Patrick Crossman (Passport)
  • Skunky
  • Tanis Papp
  • Corbin Jensen
Technology

Contact: [email protected]

Board Liaison: Sam Shoichet

Members:

  • Adrian Potter
  • Arthur Goldsmith
  • Steve Smith
  • squishelle
  • Prasenjit Das
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Membership Is Free

But Some Assembly Required

We are guided by the 10 principles of Burning Man. These principles guide our interactions with one another and the environment and have a strong ethos of participation. As such, our events and the society are entirely dependent upon community participation.

Membership isn't required to participate, but members enjoy a number of perks including access to a community of doers and dreamers.

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