Playa del Fuego Art Grant Application

All questions not marked (optional) must be filled out or your application will not be considered.

Attachments, such as images and spreadsheets, are encouraged, but please limit the size. If you have larger files to share, please provide a link to them in the additional details section at the bottom.

February 20th: Deadline

March 9th: Grant Recipients Announced

Please keep in mind that in addition to this application, you will also be expected to submit information on where you would like your project to be placed as well as an entry within the What Where When guide. Both of these can be completed on the PDF website.

What is the name of your art project? *

Art Project Description

In one paragraph, please generally describe your artwork and its intent. Please include details on your art, including dimensions. Please also attach drawings, sketches, plans or other supporting documents at the end of the application.

How will PDF citizens interact with your art?

How loud is your art?

If music or loud sounds are part of the project, what are your plans to comply with the mandatory midnight turn-down?

My Art Piece is Adult Themed?

We welcome adult-themed art; this will not affect your eligibility for funding. It is for planning purposes only.

My Art Piece is Fire Art or I'm planning to burn it?

If your piece is intended to burn, please contact the Burning Arts coordinator ( ASAP with details including when you'd like to burn your piece.

We, the Judges, will email you, the primary applicant, with any questions we have about your proposal, with a copy sent to the alternate applicant. We will require a response within 48 hours, so make sure you are both prepared. If we awarded you a grant, either the primary or the alternate applicant will be expected to work with PDF organizers to coordinate placement, performance, fire or safety concerns, and any other issues that arise.

Full Name of Applicant

Telephone (optional)

Mailing Address


Address 1

Address 2



ZIP Code

Full Name of Alternate Applicant

Alternate Applicant email

What have you accomplished that would lead the Judges to think that you would spend Art Grant money wisely?

We ask that you provide specific examples including past art grants, outside work, other projects, etc.

Who specifically will be helping you with your project?

Please also include, their contact info, how exactly they will be helping you, their relevant skills and if they will be helping you before the event or on-site.

If you are under 18 tell us what parent or guardian will act on your behalf for contract and financial matters

How much money would you like us to give you in order for you to bring your project to the next PDF?

Please complete and attach to this application, a spreadsheet containing your budget. In entering details on your budget, be sure to at least include item name, item description, item quantity, price per each item quantity, price total for the item and grand total. COMPLETING THIS IS REQUIRED.

We do try to fund art grants 100%, but we also like to give grants to as many people as possible. If we can’t give you all the money you have asked for:

a. What is the minimum amount we would need to give you in order for you to do some version of your art project?

b. How would that change the project?

After the event, in order to get reimbursed, you will need to submit original receipts corresponding to the items listed in the budget in your application.  We will also need an electronic copy of your expense report.  Credit card statements and canceled checks are not acceptable.

How will you handle rain and wind?

If your project is large enough to pose a potential danger should it fall over or get blown over, what safeguards will you use?

Are you using electricity? If so, what safeguards will be used?

Are there any other safety concerns we should worry about--for example, sharp edges?

Where would you like your art to be placed?

Your answer will not guarantee placement. When you are ready to commit to bringing your project, whether with or without a grant, following the placement instructions at

After you arrive at PDF, what day and time will your project be fully functional and ready to be appreciated?

When will you begin breaking down and cleaning up your art?

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