Artist Provisions Request Form is Open!

Art is an independent, stand-alone project of aesthetic interest that generally has no space for sleeping. It may be something you look at or interact with that utilizes visual and non-verbal communication. It is generally something you have created, designed, painted, programmed, etc. – not something you bought from a store.

Artist Provisions

Artist Provisions are meant to assist with materials and are generally limited to $800 per project, but TAG can choose to fund above that amount. Artist labor is not funded but is expected as part of the gift of making art for others. Art Cars & Mutant Vehicles may apply. Consumables for public performance art (costumes, backdrops, construction materials etc.) are eligible at smaller amounts. Provisions may cover fuel for fire art. Renting vehicles and fuel for vehicles or generators is not covered. The exception is if “travel funds” are the only need requested from a completed Art Project from the Pacific Northwest.

For assistance with fuel for completed public fire sculptures or shared public heating, apply for a Community Provision here by 11:59pm, February 23, 2020.

Provisions close 11:59pm, February 23, 2020. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Eligibility Guidelines:
To qualify for provisions, formally known as grants, your project must meet the following criteria:
– Project has registered for Placement
– Project must not be a Theme Camp, be part of a Theme Camp or be created as nearby Theme Camp decor or chill space.
– Project is based in Pacific Northwest
– Project adheres to the spirit of the Burning Man 10 Principles
– Project exhibits stellar Leave No Trace (LNT) practices.
– Project has interactive, artistic merit, skill or an approach that delights, thrills or inspires others.
– Project must be public and, if funded, agree to post signage provided by SOAK.
– Preference given to projects installed at SOAK*2020 during the Early Arrival May 20, 2020 and remain installed until the morning of May 25, 2020.
– Project contact must upload jpeg drawings, sketches, photographs, or stick figures to be considered for funds.
– Project contact must upload budget when asking for over $100.

The Artist Provisions form can be found here or on our Forms page.
The example Budget Template (copy or download and make it your own) is available here.

TAG, the volunteer Peer Review team, can always challenge a guideline, on a case by case basis.

Projects that:
– attend more than one Regional Event or
– are involved in other Non-SOAK Community activities
will receive extra consideration.

Community Provisions
Community Provisions are micro-provisions from $25-100, meant to assist with:

  • Fuel for Community Fire. Examples: Fire that provides heat to Participants during SOAK.
  • Theme Camp Frontage Decoration. Examples: Signage, lighting, creative camp boundary barriers like flags, fabric to throw over things you probably didn’t make or alter, like a vehicle or a car port.
  • Projects that assist the SOAK community, at large, on site. These may or may not be pretty. Examples: Yellow bikes, which provide bikes for riding, not owning or a shared grey water tank rental for a neighborhood at SOAK.
  • Provisions are not meant to fund Theme Camp swag or things that primarily benefit a particular camp’s members. #hecknopluggyplay 

The Community Provisions form can be found here or on our Forms page.

Provisions questions? Want to join TAG Peer Review? Community applicants can be on TAG for Art review & artists can participate in Community review. Email Sepia at