The Burning Man Arts Global Art Grants Program began with the founding of the Black Rock Arts Foundation (BRAF) in 2001 by the co-founders of Burning Man. Formerly called the Black Rock Arts Foundation Grants to Artists Program, it continues today within the Burning Man Project organization after BRAF became a subsidiary of this organization in 2014.
At right are links to a list of grantees for each yearly cycle of the program. We encourage anyone interested in applying for a grant (see criteria here) to peruse these projects to get a better sense of the sort of projects that we fund. We also hope that this archive of past interactive and community-driven projects will help inspire new artworks and further developments in this artistic field.
These grantees represent diversity, both in their chosen media and strategies of bringing art into their communities. Each project responds to a community’s culture, needs and environment in an innovative and unique way. The concepts and implementation of the projects contrast greatly, employing both high and low-tech media, inviting both expressive freedom and refinement of craft, arising from both established partnerships and grassroots efforts, reaching both small-town and metropolitan communities.