InterFuse 2019 "Primordial Origins" Art Grant Form
InterFuse welcomes and funds all kinds of art, including, but not limited to: Effigies, Sculptures, Paintings, Photography, Filmography, Performance Art, Live Art, Song, Dance, Mutant Vehicles, Sound Camps, Theme Camps, and more.

Grant funding will be awarded depending on availability and at the discretion InterFuse Arts Committee. Final submissions will be scored using a rubric with final decision made by the art team.

By filling out this form you are agreeing to the following terms:

1) Artist(s) agree(s) to release of photos for publicity purposes including but not limited to the Midwest Burners website. Midwest Burners reserves the right to reproduce and all imagery related to InterFuse for promotional purposes only. All reasonable attempts will be made to give proper credit to the artist(s) involved.

2) All projects that receive an Art Grant must be fully installed onsite by Friday at 4 pm on the weekend of the event.

3) Grant monies must NOT be used for personal expenses unrelated to the art project.

4) Only one grant per project will be allotted. Artists are encouraged to raise supplemental funds as needed by hosting fundraisers, crowd sourcing and private donors.

5) There is a strict Leave No Trace (LNT) policy for all artists participating. You are required to clean up everything to do with your art project and have a clean-up plan in place before the event. Be conscious of the impact your project has on your surroundings and people nearby—including creation, setup, sound emissions, burn, take-down, and the effects of weather while on display.

6) Grant recipients must adhere to all InterFuse and venue policies at all times.

7) . If your project involves open flame, flame effects, or flammable gas, you must get pre-approval on your project. As part of the grant process the FAST team will review all proposals involving fire. The burn scar must be cleaned up prior to you leaving the festival. The InterFuse FAST lead must sign off that clean-up of your burn scar complies with the LNT policy before clean-up is considered complete.

8) If your project is related to sound, be sure to adhere to the Sound Policy.

9) If your project is an art car, you must pre-register, be approved by the Parking Perverts at the festival, and adhere to the Art Car and Sound Policies.

Thank you!

Your InterFuse Art Leads - Lizzie, Jeremy, Lauren and the newest member of the team Chris Bowman!

Proposals deadline: FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 by 11:59 p.m.!

Selection of grant recipients: Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019

***Any additional files you have -photos, drawings to help illustrate your vision should be submitted with the project name in the subject line to

This year the art team will be using a rubric scoring system that will be based on the following:

* Creativity
* Interactivity
* Originality
* Excitement
* Theme Alignment
* Feasibility: Planning, Budget, Timeline
* Safety Procedures
* Leave-No-Trace plan
* Team Quality
* Affiliation with Midwest Burners Regions

Theme for InterFuse 2019:

Primordial Origins
Presented by: Jerry (Merlin) Koch

Life will find a way to exist, adapt, survive and flourish. Even today we can find this.
But, before there was time, there was still life persisting in an inhospitable environment. The ground shaking, splitting open and spewing forth lava alongside the volcanoes. Fire is more common than water in this extreme climate. This harsh terrain is fraught with danger. Not easy for mammals to survive in, but they do, because Life finds a way by providing caves as a cooler shelter for mammalian life to endure. And endure it did, in hominin form. Our earliest Cave People.
But, this atmosphere outside is very welcoming to reptiles that thrive in warmth, their numbers and varieties grew. The better the adaptation, the more successful these lizards became and the bigger they grew. Until the Dinosaurs became common and fierce, roaming freely through the fiery expanses searching for their food. Some eat the vegetation that adapted near water, to survive. Some need meat for nourishment and fluids away from the water. Some are big enough to consume any Cave Person they can catch, to survive. Some are small enough to be consumed by any Cave Person that can catch them, to survive. Because Life finds a way.
These are the hints and clues left behind that point to the world's Primordial Origins.
This is Our Community's
Primordial Origins!!!

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