If you gave yourself permission to be more creative and connected, what would your story be? -Marian Goodell
In the beginning it was all about temporary artwork. Now it’s about work that may have a life far beyond the playa. -Crimson Rose
The ultimate goal of Burning Man is to encourage the culture of creativity. -Marian Goodell
Communities are not produced by sentiment. They grow out of a shared struggle.  -Larry Harvey
If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.  -Leonard Cohen
What is to give light must endure burning.  -Victor Frankl
Burning Man is a global community with citizens on six continents. You may already be a member!
Burning Man is the place to find out who you are, then take it a step further.
Burner (n): a citizen of the worldview that is Burning Man. May be encountered everywhere.
Burning Man is a laboratory. Not every experiment works, but we’ll never know if we don't try.
Life is short. Make something amazing. (Then burn it)
Burning Man is not a festival. It’s a catalyst for creative culture in the world.
Being a 'Burner' is more than going to an event. It's a way of being in the world.

Latest News

Burning Man Founder Larry Harvey Hospitalized

Update 4/17: It has been a week since we made an announcement about Larry Harvey, and we would like to provide you with an update. Though we wish we had better news to share, Larry continues to be in critical condition. His vitals are stable, but Larry is not conscious and we don’t yet know the […]

In Burning Man Russia, Community Builds You

Last month, Burning Man CEO Marian Goodell, her indomitable assistant Kelly Anders and I traveled to Moskva. A city rich with history and modernity, arts and culture, conflict and progress, Moscow is the capital city of a country that has withstood tremendous and tumultuous change over the past century. Marian was invited to speak at […]

“No Spectators” Is Our Chance to Be Ambassadors of What Burning Man Really Is

As we near the opening of the exhibit, it is my hope that we will choose to show up with a joyful spirit. That we will engage with each other and with the people who will be coming to the exhibit, many of whom will have no knowledge of the culture beyond the sensationalized hype we so often see in the media. That we will invoke the spirit of the Greeters, the Rangers, the DPW, the Gate, the ESD, the Fire Safety Team, the builders, the doers, the givers of Burning Man. They are also the artists, the culture bearers, the historic and future wellspring for the community — the gift that cannot be intermediated, only lived.

What It Takes to Bring Burning Man to the Smithsonian

What happens when your email inbox announces an interest in Burning Man from the Smithsonian? What does it mean for the founders, the community, and the artists of Burning Man? Thus began a step-by-step process to protect the integrity of the culture and the 10 Principles, and to advance opportunities for artists and community members to engage and be a part of this shift in our visibility in the world at large.