In this issue:
- The Artumnal Gathering: Tickets go on sale September 15!
- Last chance to donate to Burning Man art projects
- Thanks for visiting us at Burning Man!
- Sunset Piano Opus 3 Upcoming Events
- Artist Update
- Michael Christian’s Bike Bridge in Gerlach, Nevada
- Attention Artists! Grant Applications available October 1, 2014
- Grantee Updates
- Symphony in D Minor artists’ new project
The Artumnal Gathering
Tickets for everyone’s favorite “playa formal” event go on sale Monday, September 15, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.
This year is not to be missed! We’ll be honoring our broad community of artists and community instigators, and celebrating the formation of Burning Man Arts, the new program that encompasses Burning Man’s on-playa art department and BRAF’s off-playa endeavors. Please join us for this momentous occasion!
Visit burningmanproject.org on September 15 and buy your Dinner or Main Event tickets. Our dinner event always sells out. Mark your calendar and buy early!
Last chance to donate to Burning Man art projects: Tuesday 9/23!
If you were at Burning Man this year, you probably had a chance to interact with several of the amazing art works that BRAF fiscally sponsored. Unfortunately, many of these projects are still in the red! You can help our community’s artists end the year on a high note by making a donation today. We’re only accepting donations for these projects through Tuesday, September 23rd only, so now is the time!
David Best and the Temple of Grace crew, for example, still have over $6,000 to raise through BRAF to meet their budget. See the donation page for the opportunity to give to all of the projects that still haven’t met their fundraising goals.
Thank you for visiting us at Burning Man!
Thanks for all who stopped by to talk about art, both on and off the playa! This year, we hosted several successful panel discussions, including one with David Best, renowned artist of many Burning Man and off-playa Temples. Some of our grantees also stopped by to share their stories of their projects’ journeys before and after funding. We heard inspiring stories from Marcelle Gravel and David Hoffman of River of Wings and Shilo Shiv Suleman and Rohan Dixit of Urban Anointments. And last, thanks to all who joined us for our cocktail-hour parties and gatherings! See you next year!
See video of An example of the River of Wings project shared at Burning Man.
Upcoming Sunset Piano Opus 3 Event
The next Sunset Piano Opus 3 event is this Friday! Join the crew and other music and art lovers in lovely courtyard in front of the UC Hastings College of Law for a pre-show reception and site specific aerial dance performance by Flyaway Productions, who will be performing their piece, Multiple Mary and Invisible Jane.
Friday, September 12, 2014
5:00 p.m.: Pianos and reception
8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.: Aerial performances
200 McAllister St.
San Francisco, California, 94102
Aerial performance will be located at 333 Golden Gate Ave, just around the corner, on the back of the Larkin Street Parking Garage.
For more information about the reception, and aerial performers, visit www.flyawayproductions.com
R.S.V.P. to the event’s Facebook event page, here!
The Bike Bridge‘s stay in Oakland, California, has sadly come to an end. However, Michael and his crew brought it to Burning Man! And now it’s on its way to its new, permanent home in the small nearby town of Gerlach, Nevada. The Bike Bridge lives on! Who knew that artwork of 12 high school girls from Oakland would have such a far reach?
Apply for a Grant!
Just a reminder: The online form for submitting a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the 2015 grant cycle will be live on October 1, 2014. Are you an artist making highly interactive, community-driven works of art? We fund projects that incorporate community involvement and exist for public benefit. If you’re hatching an idea for a project that brings people together, prompts interaction, and reaches beyond traditional experiences of public art, we’d love to hear about your project!
Does this sound like your artwork? Apply for a grant!
Read about our grants program at blackrockarts.org/grants and visit the grant criteria page on October 1 to fill out an online LOI, which will be due December 1, 2014. Selected projects will be invited to submit a full proposal due in February 2015.
Bring your artwork into the world!
2012 Grantee – Symphony in D Minor
The artists of Symphony in D Minor have gone on to do great things! Artists Chris Klapper and Patrick Gallagher just finished a residency in Spain where they debuted the first in a new series of works called Dataatadata. Read about their project on the Creator’s Project blog, here.
Next, they’re traveling to Poland to permanently install Symphony in D Minor at the Hydropolis Museum in Wroclaw. The exhibit is scheduled to open in early 2015. This project has come a long way since its debut in Philadelphia!