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 their first opportunity as event producers.

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!

BITF Details and Townhall

The Production Team is happy to confirm that the event will be held July 18-21, 2019 at Snug Lake Amphitheatre, about 3.5 hours drive from the Vancouver area. More information can be found at https://burnintheforest.com/ or at the Town Hall Meeting on March 12, 2019 at 6:30 pm at the Thunderbird Community Centre (2311 Cassiar St. Vancouver, BC). We hope to see you there!

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 https://burnintheforest.com/leads/ for the following positions:


Safety Services Coordinator



Site Placement Liaison



AGM Reminder

GVIAS will hold its annual Annual General Meeting at the Croatian Cultural Centre from 7:00-9:00 pm on Wednesday, March 27th. Everyone is welcome to attend, but only GVIAS members will be able to vote. Membership signup can be found here: https://gvias.org/gvias-membership/.

Art Grants Committee Update

The Art Grants Committee would like to thank outgoing members Trina, Brian and Kim; new members Tanis, Mike and Andi are welcomed! After working closely with BITF Curation, the Committee is happy to announce that Large and Legacy Grants have already been opened for the 2019 cycle. Currently, the committee is discussing a number of issues in preparation for BITF, such as transportation and reduced interactivity requirements. For more information, please visit: https://gvias.org/grants/.

The Committee assigned the following roles, and continues to seek 2-3 additional members: Chair – Mika; Co-Chair – Skunky; Artist Liasion – Nickie, Andi, Tanis plus ‘At large’ members; Development – Passport and Lara B.

If you are interested in joining the team, please fill in the form at: https://gvias.org/art-grants-committee/.

Conduct Committee – Live!

The Committee is now ready to begin accepting reports from the community. On February 18, 2019, the online form went live – this form can be used to submit reports directly to the Conduct Committee. Please visit https://gvias.org/conduct/ for more detailed information, including Qs & As.


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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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