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!
Chill Space
Mutant Vehicle
Sound Stage
Grant Contracts are due for Large and Legacy Grants on Friday April 12th as well.
For more information, please visit:


Don’t Miss the Vote!
GVIAS is also pleased to announce submissions have been received for an effigy and temple. More information and voting, which closes on Friday, April 12th, is available here:

Effigy and Temple Submissions – Read up!


BITF Needs Your Help
The Burn in the Forest 2019 Production team is looking for leaders! Leads help to organize their team for the event and coordinate the volunteer crew onsite. Leads participate in some production meetings and decision-making conversations, to learn about the inner workings of the event, and share in the responsibility of ensuring the event runs smoothly.
Please apply at for the following positions:
Site Placement Liaison


Conduct Committee Recruiting
The Conduct Committee is seeking 2 or more additional members. It is currently composed of 9 people and we act as an independent group of volunteers to the GVIAS Board.

All interested individuals are invited to email [email protected] to express your interest by May 1, 2019. This letter can be a simple letter expressing your interest in applying for the Conduct Committee and an online application will be sent to you shortly after the May 1st deadline.

GVIAS members can also nominate someone that they feel would be a good fit for this role. Please confirm that they are interested and ask for consent to share their email address with us so we can send them an application.

We recommend that all interested individuals read our About Us page before you email us with your interest or nominations.

In short, we are here to provide a compassionate investigation process to address conduct concerns raised by community members (including concerns raised about members of the GVIAS Board or Conduct Committee). We will handle issues that are highly sensitive and also of great concern to our community as a whole.

Conduct Committee members will work in pairs (assigned by the Committee Leads) to interview those involved in a reported incident and provide an anonymized summary to the rest of the Conduct Committee. The Committee will meet at least once a month to organize, make decisions on finalized reports and prepare recommendation reports for the Board of Directors.

Anyone who works on the committee will be expected to maintain strict confidentiality and silence regarding matters brought before the committee including, but not limited to private communications and final recommendations to the Board. You will need to sign a statement of Confidentiality pursuant to this understanding.

Thank you so much for your participation and interest in the well-being of our community!

From the Conduct Committee


Looking for Dustcovery Producers

The Vancouver-area Burner Community has been very fortunate to have amazing producers for Dustcovery and Recharge – and now we’re looking for the next leader to step up to the challenge! Dustcovery is our Regional Burning Man Decompression event, which will be held in the Fall of 2019; this year’s event was a huge success, with 1600 attendees at a great new venue, Harbour Convention Centre in downtown Vancouver. We are looking for a team of Lead and Associate Producers to bring Dustcovery 2019 to life.

The GVIAS board hereby invites prospective applicants to submit their expression of interest to [email protected] – let us know a bit about your vision!


Happy Spring everyone!
Best Wishes from the GVIAS Board
Brodie, Ryan, Jennie, Skuirrel, Adrian, Monica, Tyler and Jenn

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