Support a Project

Make a Financial Contribution

While you can make a donation to Burning Man Project to support our year-round efforts to spread Burning Man culture worldwide, you can also make a donation directly to a project spearheaded by Burners like you — just select one from the list below. See our submission guidelines to get your fundraiser listed here.  

Apply Your Skills

If you'd like to apply your skills, resources or another kind of contribution to a project, browse the Spark system, which facilitates collaborative connections. Also, watch the Jackrabbit Speaks Email Newsletter and/or your local Regional announce list for requests from artists for assistance, take a look in the Art and Performance discussion area of the ePlaya, browse Burning Man's Facebook Page, or seek out specific projects in our list of Art Installations. Finally, once you're at Burning Man, visit the V-Spot in Center Camp or the ARTery to see which artists are seeking volunteer help on the playa.
 

Table of Contents

The Temple

Art

Mutant Vehicles

Theme Camps

 

Empyrean: 2022 Burning Man Temple

Empyrean is the 20th incarnation of the Temple at Burning Man. This year, the Temple will be the place we gather in community to grieve, to celebrate life, and to honor our individual and collective losses in these recent, tumultuous times.We invite you to co-create with our dedicated Build Crew to complete the Empyrean Temple for 2022. Consistent with the Burning Man principles of “immediacy,” “gifting,” and “participation” we need your help NOW to make this a “communal effort” and raise the Temple by making a donation to this project. We are grateful for your gifts, necessary to complete the Temple for 2022.

DONATE HERE!

   


The Tinkle Drum

Help create People-Powered Music, aka The Tinkle Drum: a highly interactive art structure or 'muziek doosje' (music box) that people walk inside to create music.  

Fundraising goal: 10,000€

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Temple of The 5 Elements

The Temple of the Elements is a meditation on love and the fulfilled hope of re/connection.

Inspired by the temple room from The 5th Element, this interactive installation enables two or more burners to transform into the element of love. Standing in the center of the altar will trigger beams of light representing Earth, Air, Fire and Water will converge on the people & illuminate the surroundings with the power of their love.

   

Fundraising goal: $16,000

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Harmony's Honoraria Project

Hi, my name is Harmony Tryon, I am a 18-year-old artist. I have recently been granted the honor of creating an Honoraria art installation for Burning Man this August. I learned how to weld at 12 and have been creating metal flame effect sculptures ever since, but I recently dreamed big and aimed high. Doing so has gotten me here; to an accepted application, but now I need your help!  

Fundraising goal: $10,000

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The Tryst

The tryst aims to give you the opportunity to meet yourself. to reflect, explore and discover different dimensions of yourself. to realize the importance of choosing yourself, that our perceptions and experiences start and end with yourself.

Fundraising goal: $10,000

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The Mind’s Eye

A 25-foot tall surrealist sculpture made of painted, hand-formed steel. The artwork plays off of the absurdity we have collectively been through. It is meant to spark wonder and a kind of childlike joy in the eye of its beholder. And it is a monument to overcoming adversity with imagination, humor, and persistence. As the artist builds this sculpture by hand, its philosophy is tested - each piece is hand hammered and formed, and slowly during a time of great upheaval in the world, the sculpture attempts to be realized despite everything in its way.  

Fundraising goal: $30,000

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The Prism of Possibilities

✧・゚: *✧・゚:* A multi-dimensional portal (a zome spinning the stars and flotsam of humanity) invites citizens into a universe of potential climate futures. Spinning outward, the portal directs participants to explore three different domiciles, from best to worst case scenario climate-impacted earths. Every donation helps make the Prism possible *:・゚✧*:・゚✧*:・゚✧*:・゚✧

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M-theory Mechanica

My name is Matt Parkhurst. In 2020 I was awarded an art grant of $7,500 which would have covered around half of what I needed to build M-Theory Mechanica. As everyone is aware, supply-chain shortages and inflation have driven the costs of everything to triple what it was in 2020. I have built other art projects for Burning Man and assisted with others, but this year is especially important because M-Theory Mechanica has been a dream of mine for many years. The art grant money has already been spent on flame effects and the first load of steel. I need your help to bring the project across the finish line.  

Fundraising goal: $12,000

 
   

Citipati

The Citipati, the Funeral Lords, enact the eternal dance of death within an arching fire of perfect awareness.

Two metal figures, nine-foot tall skeletons forged and fabricated from gleaming steel, fearsome and flashing, dance above a stage, which is ringed with footlights. A sixteen-foot high arch of fire frames them, spitting flame into the sky. These charnel lords are animated by the air and propane sent through their limbs and features: clattering, spinning, shrieking and rattling in their wrathful dance.

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Build a Seat

Build a Seat is a Burning Man art piece in which we treat every seat as a canvas for Black Expression. Each seat will represent a different Black experience.

For many Black people, Burning Man is a foreign concept. At best, it's seen as an exclusive experience for the privileged, and Instagram-worthy photo shoot. But for Black people that have attended, the experience is pure MAGIC. The less heard Burning Man narrative is about the art, conversation, creativity, self-reflection, emotional healing, and community that is unmatched by any other event in the world. But what it still lacks is ethnic diversity in the people, artists, and culture.

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The Angel and the Dragon

The Angel and the Dragon have been accepted to Burning Man! The art pieces have been completed, and we are now working on the logistics of transportation, placement, and return. We are raising money to fund the secure packaging and transportation of the art pieces to and from Black Rock City. All money raised will be used for this endeavor.

Fundraising goal: $20,000

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Emergence

In most parts of the world the Dragonfly symbolizes change, transformation, adaptability, and self-realization. The last metamorphosis stage of a dragonfly is when a nymph leaves the water, walks to dry land, and with its last molt, the body and wings of the dragonfly expand. This process is named “Emergence."

Fundraising goal: $20,000

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Brahmi Fluids

Support Ukrainian art at Burning Man 2022! The world of modernity is intertwined with the world of history. Myths and legends keep coming back and repeating themselves in our lives. The proposed installation is timed to coincide with this year's theme at Burning Man Waking Dreams and intends to immerse visitors into the legends of the god Brahma. It is said that in the universe in which we live is none other than Brahma, who creates the world through his dream, manifesting himself through the minds of mankind. The property of the consciousness of the god is to create reality through thought, as a passive observer of existence. The installation is meant to create a surreal and somnambulistic atmosphere of communication, a place where people meet.

Fundraising goal: $32,893

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Spacecats

This summer, the 3rd and final iteration of Spacecats will make contact in Black Rock City (home of Burning Man’s yearly gathering). We hope to raise $30,000 (of the total $50,000 needed for this project) through crowdfunding. Prefabrication is already underway in Chicago, and your financial support will help this team complete and transport Spacecats 2,000 miles to its destination!

Fundraising goal: $30,000

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Sunrise Deep Island

We are a group of 12 people from Brazil, the art and healing collective: White Sage Project, friends who met at Burning Man in 2018. Since then, Burner culture has become something bigger than what we live in Black Rock City and started to influence our way of seeing and building the world beyond the borders of the desert. Our paths crossed many times and in the last 3 years dreaming of taking an authorial art project to the desert. Now the dream comes true step by step. After a lengthy selection process, our Sunrise Deep Island art installation was chosen by the Burning Man Project as an honorarium work of art for 2022.

Fundraising goal: $2,100

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Paradisium: The Folly Forest

A grove of patterned trees emerges from the playa, covered in exotic flora, playful birds, and wiley squirrels... dreamers lounge and meditate among the trunks while explorers play in the canopy... you’ve found Paradisium!
Paradisium is a thriving ecosystem, a forest rising from the ashes of The Folly, an oasis growing from the alkaline lake bed, a destination not to be missed. The geometric trees, built mostly out of recycled and reclaimed wood, support an interconnected canopy, while meandering pathways lead to an opening in the center creating a labyrinth of wonder.

Fundraising goal: $30,000

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Seraphim Living Art Experience

Seraphim are the traditional angels of the heavens; they are the ministering spirits who live near and perform miracles in everyday life. Now more than ever, humanity needs guardian art to watch over us as we endeavor to heal from the pandemic, social injustices and caged lethargy. Artists are often sworn defenders of our delicate environment. And Seraphim will be a welcome reminder that it is our job to protect and sustain the planet where we all live.

Fundraising goal: $8,000

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The Afterlife Project

The Afterlife is a visually stunning fluorescent & LED installation that glows in the dark by night and pops neon day-glo by day.  It is an immersive and interactive art piece spanning 100’ in diameter, arranged in a geometric Tibetan-inspired mandala. It is an ethereal and whimsical dreamland filled with vibrant colors and wild imaginations. Led by a POC-immigrant artist, it depicts multicultural and ancestral art with an aim to shed an alternative light on death, through black light! As an all-queer artist collective, we are thrilled to premier The Afterlife at Burning Man 2022.

Fundraising goal: $22,222

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Giganty's Bouncing Infinity Gadget

Giganty’s Bouncing Infinity Gadget is a childhood dream manifested. As a kid, I saved quarters to collect those little rubber super bouncy balls you buy from a gumball machine. When I had several big mason jars full of superballs, I’d dump them from the 2nd floor above the tiled entryway and watch them gleefully rebound chaotically in a big splash of color and motion. I dreamed of a machine that would keep the balls constantly in motion in an endless splash of ideas and imagination: BUT CONTAINED - so I didn't have to pick them up!

Fundraising goal: $14,000

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The Dust City Diner

We're grateful to again have the support of Burning Man, but the ladies of the diner still need your financial help! The Dust City Diner runs on a lot of love, a little grit, and the support of our community. Thank you!

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OXYTOCIN — An Interactive Art of Love & Intimacy

The OXYTOCIN project was born from our shared belief in the importance of physical and emotional intimacy, coupled with a sense that finding it is sometimes harder than it ought to be. The landscape of our modern world seems to be pushing people to greater and greater distances, both physically and socially. OXYTOCIN seeks to break down those walls and invite people to reconnect, to inspire and reward authentic presence and bonding between humans in the embodied space.

Fundraising goal: $16,000

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Alien Drive Thru

Alien Drive-Thru is an interactive, immersive, narrative-driven art piece set to debut at Burning Man 2022, in the Black Rock Desert. Aliens have observed that humans frequently communicate via large glowing structures, covered in photos of food. To establish peaceful relations, the aliens have built a similar structure, and placed it among humans they believe are especially receptive to First Contact.

Fundraising goal: $9,000

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Shots Fired - Coffee for the Builders of Burning Man

Join Shots Fired in bringing coffee to the Builders of Burning Man. During the week before the gate opens, overworked artists and their crews arrive on Playa and check in at the ARTery. Many have been driving all night when they arrive. Support crews work long hours and need coffee too!  Everyone helping the artists deliver their vision needs your help to stay awake!   You can help us bring great coffee to the artists, their crews, and all the other workers who build the city.

Fundraising goal: $4,000

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Help bring Chilopod to life!

Chilopod has come from a distant galaxy to meet you. She is a sentient, luminous plant-animal who likes to play, and her spine is a slide! But she also wants to warn us about environmental destruction. Her message, "Become one with the Earth, because its fate is yours. It’s not too late.” Help us bring Chilopod’s healing energy to playa and beyond.

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Help us to build DIPTOWN at Burning Man 2022

DIPTOWN is a sprawling landscape installation of a ghost town buried in the dust, with only a few roofs seen on the surface. This is the project where each and every member of Burning Man community can participate in, returning home in their thoughts, enriching DIPTOWN with their stories, memories, or maybe leaving there a piece of themselves like a favorite scarf. The ghost town is meant to evoke feelings of nostalgia for the place and time that has never existed in the real world.

Fundraising goal: $20,000

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Fractaled Mind

Fractaled Mind is an 11' tall interactive sculpture that creates a space for participants to climb, explore, gather, and rest. The sculpture explores shape, color, light, and the language of the universe. The straight lines and repeating shapes contrasts but also echoes to forms of the surrounding mountains.

Fundraising goal: $8,000

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Cancer Unmasked Art Project for Burning Man 2022

Cancer Unmasked is a sacred space dedicated to cancer victims, survivors, caregivers and loved ones designed to be experiential and interactive. A large 3D wooden mask at the entrance invites one inside. Participants will have to make their way through a "Curtain of Fear".  Once inside they will be faced with the "Gallery of Masks."  Each mask was made for an individual undergoing radiation treatment. Lighting will draw participants to examine each mask in detail.  Many will be covered with personal cancer stories.  Leaving the gallery, the participant must go through the "Gateway of Swords" before beginning their exit through the "Sky of Stars" where they can leave or take a star-momento to represent someone that was a hero during their journey or a loved one that fought the good fight but did not remain in their body. Once exited, the back wall is a giant writing tablet for individuals to express their thoughts and feelings on the "Wall of Reflections."

Fundraising goal: $6,900

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Help bring the Friendship Cube to Burning Man 22'

The Friendship Cube is a sacred space to celebrate friendships, both existing and new.
Just as amazing friendships are the jewel of our lives, the Friendship Cube stands out like a beacon of joy on the horizon.
Black Rock City citizens will enter the cube with a chosen friend to intentionally & vocally honor their friendship. Inside the cube, each corner contains a different prompt that the friends may take turns expressing to one another, such as "I love your…" or "You've helped me…."
An altar of friendly love.

Fundraising goal: $4,000

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A Thousand Eyes and a Thousand Dreams, 2022 BURNING MAN

We are multimedia artists Miguel & Iyvone. Support our mission turning Waste into Art for Burning Man 2022. We are grateful to receive funding from Burning Man Honoraria Art Grant, but we must find the remainder of the expenses from somewhere, hence this campaign. Our fundraising campaign is filled with beautiful perks! All proceeds from the fundraiser will be used for our crew essentials. Every donation, however small, will help our team. Our delightful selection of perks was lovingly designed by our wonderful artist Iyvone Khoo.

Fundraising goal: $5,900

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AWAKENING TREE

The Awakening Tree is an interactive & participatory art installation that is designed to reconnect you with your energy systems. Created by light artist Gabriel Fontanillo and NUR Living Lights collective. The Awakening Tree will make its climbable debut at Burning Man: Waking Dreams this year.

Fundraising goal: $12,500

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The FIRE Installation

The FIRE Installation will appear as a grove of fire ravaged Manzanita trees in stark contrast to the white canvas of the Black Rock Desert. Each tree stands as a unique sculpture, an individual entity, made more beautiful by its initial struggle for sun, the resistance to gravity, and ultimately the sculpting by blazing wildfire heat. The installation poses questions regarding humanities ongoing relationship to the element of fire. Is FIRE friend or foe; teacher, healer, provider or malevolent force? Accompanying  the grove an interactive altar provides a space for 2D art and written word responses to the questions.

Fundraising goal: $9,500

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Petaled Portal

Which is.. possible of transformation, not to that which is coming, but to things here.   A portal to the present.   Petaled Portal is, Portal now Petaled.. with 9 glass tile mosaic petals radiating out and stepping back 27 feet.   One can explore their own "Transfortation" through, a perspective lens from an exact location of 27' in front of it's center ring entrance where a stone bench will be placed for the viewer's pleasure.   At this location all petals appear to be the same size, made possible through an invisible viewing plane which is the entrance to Petaled Portal.   When in reality it's 9 petals increase 10% each, with petal 9 doubling in size from that of petal 1.   After completion of contemplation one may choose to enter Petaled Portal, and "Transfort" through its back lit frilled rings, gathering critical navigational rights to ones path.
With a long haul of 2 full time build years, Petaled Portal is coming to completion.

Fundraising goal: $12,000

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Jay's Suitcase: a playa bound artwork

We are creating a Burning Man playa-bound artwork titled "Jay's Suitcase." A dome pavilion commemorating the life of Jindrich "Jay Mingle" Kadlec, a NYC / Burning Man / NV artist, fabricator, and event producer who passed away in 2019. At night “Jay’s Suitcase” will act as a color-changing luminous landmark to help Black Rock citizens find their way in the dark. During the day, it will act as a shaded place to escape the Sun, meet friends, and make new ones. While inside, visitors will experience a kinetic sculpture that aims to inspire contemplative questions such as: “What would you pack if you could only take a single piece of luggage with you for an intergalactic adventure?” and “Can the creativity, memories, and love of a person fit within a single suitcase?” Then at the end of the week, we’re going to burn it down.

Fundraising goal: $20,000

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"Wind of Change". Art project at Burning Man 2022

The art project we’re building is meant to remind us all that no matter what, it’s in our hands to create the kind of future we want to live in. We still have much more to raise and cannot build this meaningful installation without your generous support!
This year on August 20th, our team will arrive at Black Rock City to start implementing our Installation- "Wind Of Change"

Fundraising goal: $5,000

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Xerarium at Burning Man 2022

Xerarium is a 15ft tall, otherworldly terrarium overflowing with glowing, surreal plant forms that amplify details from our own natural world to inspire wonder and exploration - created by artists Bailey Haack and Alissa Kolom as S’more Art Co. Citizens of BRC will be able to wander amongst, touch, hug, poke or simply sit with the kaleidoscopic fern light sculptures, climb up to a lookout platform, or sink into unexpected moss-like floor textures while an original ambient jungle-squish soundscape further immerses visitors in the environment.

Fundraising goal: $7,500

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The Church of the Open Mind Art Car

Support The Church’s journey back to the playa. A mobile space for creativity, community & dancing.

 

Fundraising goal: $20,000

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Harvey: Disco Kitty Art Car

Harvey : Disco Kitty is the brainchild of Evan Collier (Arch Productions and Design/Lead Builder), Benjamin Jones (Honorarium Artist/Circus Fabulae 2019), Shiny Galeani (Art Project Manager), and Tiff Porter (Stylist). Between the four of us, we have been collectively burning for over 40 years. Harvey the RV (aka Harvey the Love Muscle) was an 1990 Fleetwood Flare RV purchased in 2005 and renovated as a local NYC Art Car by Evan Collier.

 

Fundraising goal: $20,000

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The Crossroads: LIVE Music Experience X Moon Cheese

Help us bring our unforgettable live funk & soul band and gooey grilled cheese back to the playa.

Fundraising goal: $15,000

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Word Play Cafe

Love word games? So do we!
We get great joy from our daily word game rituals and know many other Burners do too. So we decided to bring a brand-new project to the playa this year! Fueled by our own passions for crossword puzzles and word play, and further buoyed by the swell of interest in word games due to the pandemic (Wordle anyone?), we are creating a space in Black Rock City called Word Play Cafe.
Word Play Cafe will be housed in a 30ft dome in the BLD Village and will feature activities for all word game aficionados. In the morning, we will offer drip brewed coffee and the daily crossword puzzle. We will also host several events throughout the day on Mon-Fri such as Wordle, puzzle competitions, kids events and plenty of open play time for participants of all ages to come chill out in the dome to solve word puzzles, play board games like Scrabble, Boggle, Bananagrams, and Apples to Apples, or choose from a variety of custom games we created just for Burning Man!

Fundraising goal: $10,000

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PlayaRPG

Today, your adventure begins.
Nightcrawlers is an immersive theme camp that strives to bring together and build community for the nerds, geeks, cosplayers, gamers, dungeon masters, adventurers, and heroes of the Playa at Burning Man. It serves as the Guild Hall for PlayaRPG, where visitors are transported to another world once they enter the threshold of our camp.

Fundraising goal: $3,500

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