How to Apply for a Global Art Grant


2018 Grant Cycle Timeline

  • The Letter of Intent (LOI) form will open November 15, 2017 at 12:00 pm Pacific Time.
  • The Letter of Intent (LOI) form will close December 20, 2017 at 5:00 pm Pacific Time.
  • Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal mid-January 2018.
  • Full proposals are accepted by invitation from among the LOI applicants only.
  • The full proposal form will close on February 15, 2018 at 5:00 pm Pacific Time.
  • Late LOIs and proposals will not be accepted. No exceptions. Please read our application instructions below for more details on how to apply.


Application Submission Instructions

If your project or program fits our eligibility criteria and aligns with our mission and values, please follow these instructions to be considered for funding. Full proposals will be accepted by invitation only. To be invited, you must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI).



Letter of Intent (LOI) Instructions

Our online Letter of Intent will give you the opportunity to provide us with the following:

  • Contact information
  • General information about your project
  • A brief physical description of the project
  • A brief statement of how the project fits the mission and criteria for this program
  • One to three images showing how the project will appear (a rough sketch is fine at this stage)
  • Some information about the funding you are seeking

In order to access our online form, you will need to create a Burner Profile. Please note, the Burning Man Global Art Grant program uses Burner Profiles as an intake enrollment form similar to that required by other grant applications. The Global Art Grant program will not share, rent or sell your personal information to any other entity. For further information, please read Burning Man Privacy Policy.

Once you create a profile, you can navigate to the form through the Burner Profiles site (click on “Participation Forms”) or go directly to Burner Profiles – Burning Man Art Grants.

If you have any technical issues with the submission form or Burner Profiles in general, feel free to ask for help via the technical support contact form. You will get a faster response from this form than contacting anyone individually.

A preview of the questions that applicants will answer on the 2018 Global Art Grant LOI form are available as a Google doc.  We recommend you compose and edit your responses in a word processor before beginning our online form, and pasting the responses into the form so you do not risk losing work if your browser or our website crashes during the process of submitting.


Full Proposal Instructions

Invitations for proposals will be extended to projects selected from the pool of those submitting an LOI. If selected, you will be invited to fill out our full application online. Uninvited proposals will not be considered.

In our online application, you will have the opportunity to describe your project and tell us about its goals, audience and interactive potential.

A complete proposal includes:

  1. The completion of the online proposal (available through Burner Profiles). We do not accept printed and mailed proposals.
  2. A timeline. Our online form contains fields where you may describe your timeline, or you may upload your own format.
  3. A budget. We require applicants to submit a budget using our template.
  4. Supplemental images and materials. You will have the opportunity to upload images or other media files. We highly recommend you submit visual representations of your proposed project; sketches and/or photos of other, similar precedents of work may be submitted as representations of your proposed project. In the full proposal, you may also submit samples of your previous work. If you are an emerging artist and don’t have photos, sketches or renderings of your proposed or previous projects, please submit anything you feel is relevant that will demonstrate your ideas and/or creative skills to the committee.

Thank you for taking the time to read and digest this information before applying. If you have any further questions about the program after reading this page, you may contact:

Laura Dane
Burning Man Grant Program Manager

Technical support for our online applications forms is available through the Profiles contact form, where you will receive tech help much faster than by contacting any individual directly.