Through our Civic Arts and Grants to Artists programs, BRAF works with communities around the world to collaboratively produce innovative, relevant and pioneering works of public art that build community through both their creation and presentation. To date, BRAF has supported over 140 projects worldwide.
In 2005 BRAF initiated our Civic Arts Program, a new model for public art placement. The program frequently works with existing artworks, many recognizable from the Burning Man community. By installing these works publicly, BRAF exposes these works to new audiences. New contexts are created, and the impact and relevance of the artworks evolve in unexpected and compelling ways, unique to…Keep reading >>
Since 2002, BRAF has awarded grants to artists and collectives across the country and around the world. BRAF Grantees represent diversity, both in their chosen media and strategies of bringing art into their communities. Each project responds to a community’s culture, needs and environment in an innovative and unique way. The concepts and implementation of the projects contrast greatly, employing…Keep reading >>
The Black Rock Arts Foundation is pleased to offer fiscal sponsorship to a select number of projects produced for exhibition at the Burning Man event in 2014. We hope that this pilot project will help Burning Man artists raise necessary funds for their art by enabling tax-deductible contributions to their projects. BRAF has been funding off-playa projects since 2001. As…Keep reading >>