Black Rock Arts Foundation

BRAF-Logo-blackThe Black Rock Arts Foundation (BRAF) was founded by several of the partners who founded and produce Burning Man, with the mission to support and promote community, interactive art and civic participation.

The foundation received its 501(c)3 status in November of 2001. In 2014, BRAF joined with Black Rock City’s Art Department to create Burning Man Arts, dedicated to facilitating art everywhere around the world, including Black Rock City.

In 2014, BRAF joined with Black Rock City’s Art Department to create Burning Man Arts, dedicated to facilitating art everywhere around the world, including Black Rock City.

Black Rock City has created a unique venue for art, and has rekindled one of art’s most valuable functions: connecting community members in creation, curiosity, and wonderment. At Burning Man, we observe how art brings people together, inspires participation and engenders meaningful connections between individuals. The art experienced at Burning Man invites individuals to interact with both the work itself and with their community at large.

BRAF was established to bring this modality of creating and coexisting with art to the rest of the world, with the vision that community-driven, inclusive, and interactive art is vital to a thriving culture. Through its Grants to Artists and Civic Arts Program, BRAF has worked with communities around the world to collaboratively produce innovative, relevant and pioneering works of public art that build community and empower individuals — and it will continue to do so as part of Burning Man Arts.

Black Rock Arts Foundation Founders

Harley DuBois
Marian Goodell
Larry Harvey
Will Roger
Crimson Rose

Black Rock Arts Foundation Board Members

Dave Aiazzi
Christopher Bently
Amber Marie Bently
David Best
Tracy Ericson Burton
Rachel Carpenter
Christian ‘Dicky’ Davies
Breanna DeGeere
Harley DuBois
Marian Goodell
Terry Gross
Freddy Hahne
Larry Harvey
Mark Higbie
Robin Hyerstay
Drea Lester
Phil Linhares
Nick Morgan
John Mueller
JoAnne Northrup
Joe Olivier
Christina Pettigrew
Rae Richman
Will Roger
Crimson Rose
Alix Rosenthal
Mark Sinclair
Jeremy Sugerman
Warren Trezevant
Mark Van Proyen

Black Rock Arts Foundation Staff

Melissa Alexander
Jessica “Nurse” Bobier
Kristin Hale Chamblee
Joe Meschede
Tomas McCabe
Eli Peterson
Leslie Pritchett
Josie Schimke

Black Rock Arts Foundation Advisory Board Members

Melissa Alexander
Rebecca Anders
Darius Anderson
John Perry Barlow
Melissa Barron
Brian Batsuba
Christopher Bently
Susan Bernosky
David Best
Jessica Bobier
Loren Carpenter
Zachary Coffin
Bill Codding
Jeremy Crandell
David Martin Darst
Erik Davis
Carmel Dunlap
Alan Eyzaguirre
Peter Durand
Linda Gass
Marian Goodell
Justin Gunn
Dana Harrison
Jack Haye
Mark Higbie
Peter Hudson
Dorka Keehn
David Koren
Laura Kimpton
Alexander Lloyd
Phil Linhares
Carmen Mauk
Affinity Mingle
Kay Morrison
Nabiel Musleh
Geoffrey Nelson
Peter Norton
Joe Olivier
Chris Paine
Maria Partridge
Mark Pincus
Bob Pittman
Jennifer Raiser
Kate Raudenbush
Rae Richman
Maureen Ryan
Peter Schurman
David Silverman
Aaron Sosnic
Jane Sullivan
Jack Sylvan
Mark Van Proyen
Leo Villereal
Kurt Wallace Martin
Mike Wilson
Deborah Windham
Ann Wolfe