Mission and Vision

While the Ten Principles are a reflection of the community’s ethos and culture as it organically developed over the event’s history, our mission statement¬†expresses the Burning Man organization’s intention for facilitating the further growth of the community and its attendant culture.


The mission of the Burning Man organization is to facilitate and extend the culture that has issued from the Burning Man event into a larger world. This culture forms an integrated pattern of values, experience, and behavior: a coherent and widely applicable way of life. The survival and elaboration of this culture depend upon a cultivated capacity for learning and transmitting knowledge to succeeding generations.


The Burning Man organization will bring experiences to people in grand, awe-inspiring and joyful ways that lift the human spirit, address social problems and inspire a sense of culture, community and cultural engagement.