If you’re fundraising for a Burning Man art project, and you meet our criteria (see below), we’ll be happy to include you on our Support a Project page, which we regularly promote to the Burning Man community. Please note that this should not be your only solution for fundraising. We strongly encourage you to engage your immediate community … it’s part of the collaborative process!
Create a Fundraising Campaign
Create a fundraising project on whichever crowd-funding platform best meets your needs. Be sure you mention in your application that your project is going to Burning Man.
Send Us Your Fundraising Link
Once you have your campaign page up and running, fill out the form below. Our team will add your project to our Support a Project page as soon as possible (note: it can take up to two weeks).
If you are bringing an art installation to Black Rock City, you must first register with the Art Department via the Art Installation Questionnaire available here. Learn more about the Art registration process here. Once you’ve registered, you can submit your crowdfunding link.
If you are fundraising for a mutant vehicle, you can submit your fundraiser for consideration, after you have registered and obtained approval from the Department of Mutant Vehicles to bring your vehicle to Black Rock City. Learn about the DMV process here.
Theme Camp Projects
If your project is an art installation that resides in your camp, the funds you’re raising via the campaign must only go towards that project, rather than to your general camp operating expenses. It’s a good idea to state this explicitly in your crowdfunding campaign. Please register your camp via the Placed Camp Questionnaire here before submitting your crowdfunding link.
Decommodification and Fundraising
Burning Man permits participants to gift items that incorporate Burning Man’s trademarks or copyrights as “rewards” in their crowdfunding campaigns for Black Rock City-bound projects. However you may not sell these items if you want to use the Burning Man symbol on a pledge gift, we encourage you to get creative and modify the symbol to suit your project. Read up on our approach to intellectual property. And if you still have questions, you can contact us at email@example.com.
Also, please be mindful of commodifying the Burning Man experience (e.g. VIP access to your mutant vehicle, private party events, etc.) when you’re coming up with reward ideas. Burners will be the first to let you know when you’re veering into this territory, and it may backfire on you if it seems too much like you’re trading special access for donations, or otherwise “selling off” pieces of the Black Rock City experience.
Finally, per our Ticket Terms, please don’t offer Burning Man event tickets as rewards or prizes to your funders, or in any sweepstakes, auction, contest, game, or drawing. This policy is aimed at preventing tickets from being resold above face value.
Burning Man will only publicize the “Support a Project” page generally, and will not promote individual fundraising efforts except in exceptional circumstances, based on our discretion. It’s your responsibility to promote your own fundraiser to your community.