Art Grant Form

If you haven’t done so yet, start by reading Grant Introduction and the FAQ.
You should also have a copy of the Sample Application available while filling this out.
The Budget Form can be downloaded here: Budget Form.

Bold Urban Renaissance Network is pleased to announce the availability of art grants intended to help defray the costs of materials and transportation related to creating and presenting works of art at Burning Man-related events.  The deadline for applications for the Spring Cycle  is April 25th, with recipients to be announced on April 30th. Applications after received after 11:59pm on the 25th will be evaluated in the Summer/Fall cycle, whose awards will be announced on August 1st. Over the course of two cycles in 2018 we will be awarding up to $7,000 worth of grants, from funds raised at local events. Grants are in amounts from $50 – $500 or more and are intended as supplementary funding to help you build your project. The Art Grant Committee reserves the right to award less than the requested amount and/or pay in installments, based on completion of the milestones. No individual recipient will receive more than 25% of the total amount available for awards in a single year.

Please fill out this form to the best of your ability, providing additional attachments, charts, images and spreadsheets when appropriate. If you have problems with the form, just email your application and all attachments or questions to Thank you so much for applying.  You Rule!

The Art Grant Committee will carefully review your application and notify you in a timely manner. Don’t be discouraged if you are not awarded a grant. We have limited funds and are forced to make tough decisions about where to apply them.

Project Name/Title
Your Name
Your Alias
Your Email
Full Address
(street, city, state, zip)
Phone (required)
Website URL
Total Grant Request $
Materials $
Transportation $
Previous Projects

Which Events Grant Cycle would you like to be considered for?

At which event or events will you present your work? *

* At least one event sponsored by BURN or well-attended by BURN supporters will be required in your grant agreement if selected (See FAQ for details).

Can you take this elsewhere?

Are you reapplying for a grant?

What other sources are you seeking funding from?
Black Rock Arts FoundationBurning Man/Black Rock City, LLCNoneOther

If you are not awarded a grant would you like a critique of your application and project?

Statement of Purpose - What you are trying to communicate with your
project? What is your mission/philosophy/goal/inspiration... if any? Please keep this
short, to the point and less than 500 WORDS. Simple answers are not judged harshly and
humor is greatly appreciated.

Structure/Appearance - How will it manifest itself in the physical world?
Discuss materials, dimensions, sound component, and interactivity (if applicable).
Provide sketches or other illustrations if applicable.


Build Plan - How will you build and install, or otherwise prepare for your project.
Include medium/materials collaborators, transport, power, etc. Feel free to include any
designs or schematics that will illuminate your build process.

Schedule - Provide a pre-event construction schedule that reflects your answers above.
Discuss when materials will be purchased, when stages of construction will be completed,
etc. Grants may be distributed in installments related to your schedule. This should
include a list of dates and what you hope to accomplish on or by each date. The
Committee may use this as a guideline to produce funding milestones.
See the Sample-Application for an example.

Fire Plan - If your project utilizes flame effects, open flame, or will be burned on-site,
describe in detail how this will work and how participants and the surrounding area will
be protected. Includes names of anyone other than yourself who will be responsible for
fire safety.

Safety Plan - Consider how else your project could be dangerous and describe in detail
how you will prevent these dangers. Is your project large enough to pose a potential
danger should it fall or get blown over? Do you have a foul weather plan? Are there any
other safety concerns? Flammable materials? Sharp edges?

Exit Plan - Describe how the project will be safely removed and Leave No Trace. If it
will be presented at multiple events, describe how will it be stored between events and
restored for later events.


Experience - Describe any past projects that may be of interest when reviewing this

Expense -Provide an itemized budget. You may do so in the space below or you may complete and upload the Budget Form. Be sure to include the following info: list all expenses for material costs and/or transportation of the work outside Chicago. Research your costs carefully and be specific
as to quantities and unit costs. Do not list "contingency costs”, "artist's fee", or “labor” as
this grant is not intended to cover those expenses. We fund material and transport costs
only. Please keep in mind that we have a limited amount of funds

Additional Info - Tell us anything else we should know that we didn't ask about.

You MUST provide an itemized budget. Find guidelines in the Sample-Application. You can find a blank budget form here.

Upload supporting materials. If you have more than one document to upload please zip them up and upload that archive.

Lastly, please prove that you're a human: