BRAF Grants to Artists Becomes Burning Man Global Art Grants

As you may know, the Black Rock Arts Foundation and Burning Man’s Art Department are coming together to form Burning Man Arts (For more information about this exciting organizational change, see the press release or the FAQ).  As part of this transition, the Black Rock Arts Foundation’s Grants to Artists Program is becoming the Burning Man Global Art Grants program. Beginning with the 2016 grant cycle, please visit the program’s page on the Burning Man website for information on how to apply.


About The Grant

This program funds highly interactive, community-driven works of art that prioritize community involvement in their development, execution and display. We fund art that is accessible to the public, civic in scope and prompts the viewer to act. We like art that can be experienced in more ways than visually – art that is touched, heard or experienced as well as viewed. We prioritize funding art that involves the audience in its conception, creation and presentation.


Burning Man – What’s the connection?

This program does not fund art headed to the Burning Man event in Black Rock City. While the interactive, community-focused art at Burning Man was the original inspiration for this grant program, for many of our grantees, applying for this grant was their first experience with the extended Burning Man community. Some, however, do connect to the Burning Man Regional Network, using the existing collaborations and established organizations to usher new artwork into their communities.