Art Grants

GVIAS provides grants for interactive art projects.  Our goal is to encourage Interactive Art that fosters the ideals of the Burning Man community. We encourage artists working in experimental, emerging, cross-disciplinary, and traditional categories to apply. The intention is to enable artists to display their Interactive Art and add to the collective, participatory spirit in the community and at Burning Man & GVIAS events.

GVIAS aims to contribute grants to as many art projects as possible for the event and this may result in artist only receiving part of their requested amount. The GVIAS grants committee encourages artists to also seek funding and fundraise outside of the grants program.

Please note that applications are accepted until 11:59pm on the date specified. Late applications will not be considered. Rounds and closing dates are subject to change so please check back regularly.

NOTE: All grants contracts must be submitted by the deadline in order to qualify for directed tickets.

 

 

Grants round Opening Date Closing Date Grants Announced Contract Deadline
Legacy Feb 12th March 19th March 27th April 28th
Large Feb 12th March 19th March 27th April 28th
Sound Stage March 12th April 12th April 19th April 28th
Medium March 12th April 12th April 19th April 28th
Mutant Vehicles March 12th April 12th April 19th April 28th
Chill Space (New!) April 2nd April 12th April 19th April 28th
Transportation (New!) June 6 July 3 July 14th July 18th
Micro April 14th May 31st June 7th June 14th
Kids April 14th May 31st June 7th June 14th
Dustcovery TBD TBD TBD TBD

Legacy Grant Round

Closed(Deadline: March 19, 2019)

Legacy Grants
GVIAS Grants Committee will be offering a Legacy Grant this year to support GVIAS artists to bring large interactive art pieces to multiple events and/or public spaces throughout the year. The committee has been allocated $4000 for this year’s Legacy Grant. It is our intent to fund two artists at $1,500 – $2,500 each, however, we may consider funding a single artist at $4,000 if their project stands out.
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Burn in the Forest: Large Art Grants

Closed (Deadline: March 19, 2019)

bitf-micro-bannerLarge art pieces being shown at Burn in the Forest. Maximum grant for new interactive art pieces is $1000.
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Burn in the Forest: Medium / Refurbishment Art Grants

Deadline: April 12th, 2019

bitfbannerMedium art pieces and refurbishment of existing art pieces being shown at Burn in the Forest. Maximum grant for new interactive art pieces is $500; for refurbished (previously-built) pieces is $250.
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Burn in the Forest: Sound Stage Grants

Closed (Deadline: April 12th, 2019)

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Art grants for the production and running of small and large sound stages at Burn in the Forest.
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Burn in the Forest: Mutant Vehicle Art Grants

Closed (Deadline: April 12, 2019)

bitf-micro-bannerMutant vehicles being shown at Burn in the Forest. Maximum grant for new art cars is $1500.
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Burn in the Forest: Chill Space Grants

Closed (Deadline: April 12th, 2019)

bitf-chill-space-bannerNew for 2019 – Are you bring a chill space to Burn in the Forest? We will be providing grants to a maximum of $500. Only 3 chill spaces will qualify, so make sure yours stands out!
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Burn in the Forest: Micro Grants

Deadline: May 31st, 2019

bitf-micro-bannerGrants of up to $100 for interactive and/or artistic pieces for Burn in the Forest.
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Burn in the Forest: Kids Art Grants

Deadline: may 31st, 2019

bitfbannerKids under the age of 18: Art grants of up to $100 for interactive and/or artistic pieces for Burn in the Forest.
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Dustcovery Grants

Open (Deadline: TBD)

Dustcovery Grants
Grants for new or refurbished art pieces (new projects up to $500; refurb up to $250), as well as micro-grants (up to $100) for games for our post-playa decompression.
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