While Burning Man was once a scrappy little desert gathering, it has become a multifaceted professional operation. Today, Burning Man Project produces the nation’s largest permitted event on public land, and supports an extensive global network of events, artists and civic initiatives.

This is a full accounting of 2018 expenses. It includes year-round operations for the event in Black Rock City and our off playa programs. This chart is a direct representation of information found in our 2018 Form 990.

Programming expenses (e.g. Burning Man Arts or Burners Without Borders) are spread across many categories. For a detailed description of program areas and 2018 accomplishments in each, read our Annual Report.

About Expense Types: The IRS groups nonprofit expenses into three categories: Programming, Administration, and Fundraising.

For more details on what goes in to each of these, read our FAQ.

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