The AfterBurn Report is an annual year-end report which provides Burning Man participants, the media, and the public at large with an up-to-date overview of Burning Man Project and Black Rock City operations, our objectives, and the obstacles we encounter. Our hope is that this report will help provide a context for understanding the organization and the people behind the event. “Burning Man” is the name we use to define the scope, scale and dynamic nature of what we all do together.
Burning Man Project includes a full-time staff, a larger group of part-time seasonal staff, and thousands of event staff (both paid and volunteer) as well as participants who take responsibility for making Burning Man happen. The AfterBurn Report explains what our various departments do, why they do it, what changes occur year to year, where Burning Man Project’s money goes, our successes and failures, and our vision for the future.