Black Rock Arts Foundation – Newsletter – March 2014

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In This Issue The Bay Lights Anniversary: Two Events Caruso’s Dream: Photos and video Big Art for Small Towns: Lecture and informal reception Grantee Update Bambufonomat Psst.. stay tuned! Next month’s newsletter will announce BRAF’s 2014 new grantees! We can’t wait to tell you about these projects!

Year in Review – 2013

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For BRAF, 2013 was all about collaboration! We worked with a number of artists and other organizations on a number of exciting projects that reflect our evolution and demonstrate an ever-deepening commitment to creating work that reflects the core principles of our community. Read on to learn more about the great things that your support made possible last year! Continue reading

Opening Celebration for Silent Lights 12.17.2013

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Tonight is the Opening Celebration for Silent Lights (2013 BRAF Grantee). Come to the unveiling of this project if you’re in Brooklyn! Silent Lights is a series of sculptural gates that line a pedestrian pathway under the Brooklyn Queens Expressway. The gates are embedded with light and sound equipment: 2,400 LEDs and a microphone, controlled by an arduino mega microcontroller.…Keep reading >>

Black Rock Arts Foundation Newsletter – December 2013

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In this issue: Join us for the IlluminArts Walk. Tonight! The Artumnal Gathering: Thank you to all who attended and participated! Aurora in Palo Alto is up and looks fantastic! Grantee Updates Before I Die… The Temple for Christchurch … and don’t forget to make your tax-deductible end-of-year gift to BRAF! Help us bring more great art into the world next…Keep reading >>

Evolution of the Temple for Christchurch

Temple For Christchurch from Kyle Kastner on Vimeo. This video features the evolution of the Temple for Christchurch in its various stages of construction, from the ground up and back down again with its ceremonial burning. The Temple not only embodied qualities of the quake in its architecture (which represented the movement of the quake), but also in its use…Keep reading >>

Upcoming free illuminated events in San Francisco

  At BRAF we are very excited to partner with SF Travel and Illuminate the arts to produce two upcoming free events in San Francisco. Kate Raudenbush talk: On the evening of Sunday, November 24th, artist Kate Raudenbush will discuss her work and Future’s Past in particular at the current installation location of that piece in Hayes Valley’s Patricia’s Green…Keep reading >>

Submit an LOI for a 2014 BRAF Grant

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  BRAF is now accepting Letters of Inquiry (LOI’s) for our 2014 Grant Cycle! Read more about our grants criteria and instructions on how to apply. BRAF funds year-round community-driven art projects all over the world. BRAF’s grantee projects break the mold of public art, blur the lines between artist and audience, and actively engage their communities in the creative process.…Keep reading >>

Black Rock Arts Foundation Newsletter – November 2013

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In This Issue: The Artumnal Gathering: Metamorphosis – Last Chance For Tickets Aurora in Palo Alto. Support this project and attend the Opening Reception Homouroboros, a.k.a. “The Monkeys,” is back! Apply for a BRAF Grant! LOI’s are due December 1. By the way, BRAF moved Grantee Updates The Metamorphosis Project Project: SUITCASE Fountains Burning Baskets Swap-O-Rama-Rama  

We’ve Moved! BRAF in new office space as of 10/21/2013

The Black Rock Arts Foundation and its “Sister” organizations Black Rock City, LLC (the Burning Man event), The Burning Man Project, Burners Without Borders, and Black Rock Solar have moved from our location at 995 Market Street to 660 Alabama Street in San Francisco. While we remain attached and committed to the Mid-Market neighborhood and community, our new office space…Keep reading >>