Have you ever thought of how much fun a festival would be, where the program was designed by you and all the other participants? Well, here it is – HELSINKI DECOMPRESSION 2023. Decompression is a unique carnival of creativity and co-creation. It’s a celebration of community and its people – their art, performances, music and the joy of togetherness. Based on the values of communal effort and self-expression, this is an official Burning Man regional event in Finland.
We want to break the barriers between artists and participants. You don't come here to be entertained, but to entertain. In the spirit of equality, the same goes for the tickets and we require everyone to buy a ticket, no matter what kind of program you bring in or how many hours you put in organising. As part of Burning Man principles, the profits will not be paid as salary for the production team or anyone creating programme, but rather allocated as financial support for as many projects as possible but note that this is not granted for sure.
We strongly recommend you to read this fact & inspiration sheet before filling in the form: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LZzA6Cogr-_8Qth-HashAd_o9cynvB4MDq31i6RWvAc/edit#
Apply sooner than later, it increase your chances of being accepted and makes both your and the organising teams life easier! We go through applications and confirm applications every two weeks.
Final deadline for applications is 12.3.2023 at 23:59 to give us enough time to set things up space, time and tech wise.
Event days & times are Friday 7th of April 21:00–6:00 and Saturday 8th of April 15:00–6:00.
Set up for art works is on Thursday 6th (evening) and Friday 7th of April. If you have a bigger installation and need more time, talk to the team. Also pieces that hang from the ceiling will be installed earlier in the week.
The final take down and clean up must be completed by Monday evening 10th of April.