Who should fill out this Registration form?
Anyone bringing art or camps, to ensure they have tickets set aside for them and that we have a way to reach them for fire safety, Placement and other purposes. You can let us know if anything changes in your plans by updating this Directed Registration form after you've submitted it.
Do I have to fill out this form if I want to bring art?
"Art" is a broad project type, so let's clarify a bit more: Art that involves fire, or is climbable, or is oversized etc - anything with safety concerns - will need to be registered so yes, this form is required.
If you don't care about or require Directed Tickets, and you don't want to be in the WWW (Where - What - When Guide, the information shared with all attendees), and are okay with not having a specific place set aside for your art, then you could skip this Directed Registration form.
Rogue art is welcome at Otherworld, just have a plan to leave things cleaner than you found them. Leave no trace!
What about villages, which are collections of theme camps?
If you want a separate entry in the WWW guide for each project and for the projects to manage their directed tickets, register your projects individually in directed registration. Directed Registration is the primary contact sheet for projects coming to Otherworld.
You may note in your directed registration that your project is part of a larger village and work with Placement to be placed as a village.
Every project that is a fire effect, a stage or a mutant vehicle also has to register separately, regardless of whether they are part of a village or not.
Are there Directed Tickets for production volunteers?
You bet! If you're on the Production org chart or are volunteering for a department, you have a Directed Ticket you can purchase. Your team lead will contact you to make sure you get your Directed Ticket prior to tickets going on sale. There's a link to the volunteer form, and you can also email email@example.com for more connection.I volunteered last year but can't this year, are there tickets reserved for me?
Yes, everyone who volunteered last year has a Directed Ticket reserved for them in their name.
Directed Ticket sale when? Public Sale when?
Who do I contact about Placement?
firstname.lastname@example.org is who you should email for Placement.
Ticket sales dates for both Directed Tickets and Public Sale will be announced on the Kindle Website, in email, and on social channels - so if you are not currently on the mailing list or 'following' on social media, please do so! In 2022, tickets went on sale in April.
Are you absolutely certain I can't sell stuff?
Yes. Otherworld is a de-commodified event. There is no vending. Part of the experience is having a time where no one is trying to sell you anything. For this event, leave your business at home.
Can I bring art if this is my first time coming?
Of course! We recommend speaking with friends that have gone before to a Burning Man event that has the 10 Principles, and learning about how this community works. If you're new, let us know if you want extra advice by reaching out to our email: email@example.com.
What is the difference between the art categories?
Art installations are a structure, and at least somebody considers it art. It is often but not always unattended. It often requires Placement.
Theme camps are themed zones, that may sometimes contain other art, open to attendees and managed/staffed/run by members of the camp. Bars and chill spaces are often theme camps.
A Loud Sound Zone is any zone, including a stage or theme zone, that consistently runs powered speakers greater than 200 watts, or that consistently produces loud sound above 90 dB at 50' feet from the source. e.g, a snowmobile planted nose first in the earth and left running qualifies. If it can't be heard at a modest distance, it qualifies as an art installation or theme camp.
Mobile art is art you intend to be mobile and on the move - and does not require Placement, because it would just walk away anyway.
A Mutant Vehicle is an artistically intriguing, sufficiently altered mobile art, heavier than a human being, mobile under its own power or the power of another vehicle. For comparison: an electric tricycle is not a Mutant Vehicle. But an electric tricycle stripped to chassis and given a resin-cast body in the image of a stapler is a Mutant Vehicle.
An Activity is a scheduled event you plan to host open to attendees, and you want us to know about it - either to disclose safety items, or for getting info about adding it to the WWW (Where - What - When Guide) when that form is released.
What if my art is adults only?
It's still welcome here. Mark your contribution on this form in a way that feels appropriate to you.
Why are there limitations on sound volume?
The venue that Otherworld takes place at has rules about how loud and how late sound can go due to their zoning and agreements with neighbours. In different areas, loud sound limits vary:
- End by midnight
- End by 2 AM
- End by 5 AM
Additionally, there are directions in which we cannot point our speakers, and maximum Db limits in all areas, and some areas that will be designated as quiet zones to very quiet zones.
Can I keep running past the posted sound time?
If your large sound apparatus is offline, yes.
I want to play mood music, is it "loud sound"?
If you cannot hear it when you leave your camp, it's not loud sound. Small portable speakers drop off in volume pretty quickly.
If you can envision being asked to turn down your music by your neighbours and not have a problem with that, you're probably not relying on loud sound and it's fine.
Kindle Arts? Otherworld? What?
For Registrants unfamiliar, Kindle Arts Society is a non-profit society that runs the Otherworld event, a regional Burning Man event (not a festival). The purpose of Kindle Arts Society is to nurture creativity in everyone and to help kindle it into a fire of artistic self-expression. Anyone new to the event or unfamiliar with the Kindle Arts Society should read the Society's Constitution, as well as the 10 Principles of Burning Man. Otherworld is not a commercialized event. Goods and services cannot be sold from art projects or theme camps, and there is no vending. (Ice, for health and safety reasons, will be for sale at cost during the event from a designated fridge). Acculturation is a joint activity all members can participate in.
We can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org for other questions.
Have further questions?
Please email us at email@example.com so we can add to this FAQ.
We want to create a great experience for everyone, and we can do that best with as much time to plan as possible knowing what to expect, so please get in touch and complete this Directed Registration form!