B.U.R.N. Subcommittees

Here’s a brief rundown of our B.U.R.N. Sub-Committees:

Art Grants

Since 2008, B.U.R.N.’s independent Art Grants Committee has been in charge of awarding cash grants to deserving artists who seek to bring their work to local and regional Burning Man-themed events, or to Burning Man itself. To get involved in that decision-making process, email Committee Chair Al-x at a-cohnATnorthwesternDOTedu.

Beancounting/Biz Team
As a legal non-profit incorporated in the state of Illinois, and soon to be recognized by the Federal Government, B.U.R.N. has to file taxes, fill out yearly reports, etc. As a local organization that is totally committed to 100% transparency with regards to the very generous support we receive from YOUR MONEY, we are also obligated to give accurate and detailed financial reports to you. If you have experience in accounting, business law, or a related field, and would like to help out with this critical job, please alert  Flipit, at flipitgoodATgmailDOTcom.

Burners Without Borders
Burners Without Borders is a community led, grassroots group that addresses gaping needs where existing cultural and societal systems are failing. There are chapters of BWB all over the world, and Chicago is no exception. The Chicago-BWB chapter focuses on helping others in times of need, and collaborative community art projects. To learn more, email Regional Contact and Chicago-BWB contact person Breedlove at cbreedloveATgmailDOTcom

The Communications Committee is tasked with disseminating useful and timely information to Chicago-area Burners. In addition to editing your monthly newsletter – The Lantern, the Communications Committee maintains our website and our Facebook and other on-line presences, as well as managing PR and other communications needs for B.U.R.N. NFP. If you’d like to be involved, email Team Lead Downtown Dave at downtowndave23ATgmailDOTcom

The Events Committee is primarily tasked with organizing, staffing, producing and promoting outstanding B.U.R.N. events such as Decompression. Although not all of B.U.R.N.’s events are intended to be fundraisers, keeping B.U.R.N.’s activities sustainable by bringing income to the NFP is definitely part of the Events Committee’s job. Decompression is this Committee’s largest task as a whole, while smaller events like the April B.U.R.N. Burlesque Bake Sale, and summer’s funtabulous Frank Buck Freak Hunt, are organized by smaller ad hoc groups headed by Events Committee members. To help out with this crucial task, email Team Co-lead Krueger at kruegerATboldurbanDOTorg

Every month, Chicago-area Burners get together for a Meet’n’Greet, through which new community members and long-time Playa-residents alike can have fun, relive memorable experiences, and enjoy the company of like minded-souls. Anyone can help organize a Meet’n’Greet! If you’ve got an idea or would like to help out with putting together these fun events, contact Dewa Putra at ramaneedssitaATgmailDOTcom.