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

  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 >>

Submit a Letter of Inquiry for 2014 BRAF Grants!

  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 – September 2013

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In This Issue: The Artumnal Gathering - Tickets on Sale September 15th! Great video about BRAF on KQED Urbanauts: Sean Orlando + Rebar Aurora in Palo Alto Grantee Updates The Temple for Christchurch Park(ing) Day Burning Baskets Swap-O-Rama-Rama Artist Update Project: SUITCASE and Bambufonomat

BRAF lauded in KQED segment about Burning Man Art Beyond the Playa

Noting BRAF’s contributions, KQED’s “This Week in Northern California” highlights Burning Man artists working in the Bay Area and the spread of Burning Man art off-playa. As they put it: The influence of the Burning Man art scene is spreading beyond the desert playa. Over the past decade iconic sculptures have found new homes in urban settings, and major civic…Keep reading >>

On Thinking Space(s): An Interview with the Ghana ThinkTank

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Got “First World” problems? Why not look to other countries for solutions? Founded by in 2006 by artists with extensive backgrounds in cross-cultural community organizing and international development (Christopher Robbins, John Ewing, and Matey Odonkor, with Maria del Carmen Montoya joining the team in 2009), the Ghana ThinkTank collects local problems and sends these problems to various locations in their…Keep reading >>

Black Rock Arts Foundation Newsletter – August 2013

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In This Issue: The Temple for Christchurch – Support this project! Save the Date: The Artumnal Gathering – November 23, 2013 BRAF at Burning Man Urbanauts: Sean Orlando + Rebar Grantee Updates The Great Wall of Oakland The Music Box of New Orleans Cardboardia of Moscow

Urbanauts Update – Event Tomorrow!

In this video, collaborators Matthew Passmore (co-founder of Rebar) and Sean Orlando talk about the different facets of Urbanauts, an urban exploration project that merges fieldwork with installation. Through environmental expeditions, mappings, photography and sculpture, Urbanauts is a multi-layered investigation into the aesthetics, purpose and socio-cultural implications of hidden “systems” in the world around us. Join the artists at the…Keep reading >>