2018 Ignite Art Grant Information and Application
We are excited to open the 3rd year of Ignite! Art Grant submissions! We are accepting applications from now until Sunday, December 31st 2017! This year we have increased the amount to a total of $3000 to be split up among recipients!

Some of the art that adds to the Ignite! experience and the city of Combustia are fueled by art grants. Visions of our community that transform Spirithaven’s landscape to be a burner city. Continuing this year, we have the center stage area (our Center Campus) and invite you to think about that space for art grant support (more info on Center Campus stage booking for the 2nd Ignite! Spark Fire Variety Show soon). If you saw the show last year, you may have an idea for the possibilities. We invite you to contribute to that experience and would love to hear your ideas and see if we can help fund their completion!

Anyone can apply for an art grant; you don't have to be a professional or even consider yourself an artist. We want YOU to make something to share! This is an all ages opportunity. If under age 18, the individual must have an adult sponsor that is approved by their parent or guardian (if not one of those). If you are an adult burner with some creative youngin’s, work with them to help pitch and develop their ideas and let’s bring some of their art to Combustia!

All forms of creativity may apply; in addition to fire and lights. Other iterations of creativity are: performance art, costuming for stage acts, interactive installations, sculptures great and small, floating and flying dreams, and ephemeral experiences. You can engage any or all of the five senses, and give us an experience to take home that we won’t find anywhere else. The number of projects we will fund is not limited, but the total amount of funds we have to distribute will limit the final results.

Also let us know if you are interested in being part of Jury Duty! Jury will convene before January 22nd 2018. Jurors are expected to not be part of the applicant pool, and are asked to disclose if they know of a blinded project while on the jury call.


This document outlines the following elements: Process, Exemptions, Selection Criteria, and Application Requirements.

Please be thorough in your responses and include pictures! Projects that are thoroughly yet concisely described with images included have been the most successful at receiving funding. Clear budgets, concept images, and attention to detail helps the jury see your vision. We have worked hard to level the playing field, so read through everything and show us how amazing the art will be this year.

Please forward any questions, images, renderings, and other support materials electronically to ignite.artgrants@ignite-burn.com.

Read this form thoroughly and fill it out early so you don't forget!

Remember: You only have until Sunday, December 31st 2017!

Share your creativity with the Ignite family!


Process & Schedule:
* Ignite 2018 - Friday May 25- Monday May 28th (Memorial Day weekend)

* Tuesday Oct. 3, 2017 - Announcement: Art Grants Are Open

* Dec. 31, 2017 - All Applications Received

* Dec. 31, 2017 - Jury Recruitment Begins

* January 3th - 22th 2018 - Jury Process (The jury reviews blinded applications, scores, selects projects, and recommends funding via conference call TBD)

* Jan 23rd - Applicants, IPA, and Ignite Treasurer are notified of their selection and funding

* Feb. 15th - first payment of 60% checks out to artists

* Feb/March/April/May - Artists proceed with fabrication/construction process

* Mid/March - April 1st - Proof of substantial completion will be due for distribution of the second payment of 30%

* Thursday May 25th - Delivery and installation at Ignite!

* Early June - Final Payment of 10% received after the event (possible final payment on site tbd)

There are limits to what Ignite will fund for these projects. Consider the following as you develop your concept. Exemptions from funding:

• Individual Theme Camp (note that creativity placed within Theme Camps can be considered)

• Artists' time, labor, or personal transportation costs

• Theme Camp Infrastructure (structures, bar, sound systems, lighting, etc.)

• Alcohol

• Large scale equipment, including durable items mainly intended for personal use

• Projects that where previously funded cannot be funded again (with limited exceptions)

Selection Criteria:

• Feasibility: Physical - Financial - Schedule - Is it well thought out and realistic?

• Community Engagement/Interaction - Does it engage burners and add to the Ignite Experience?

• Safety - Is it safe, in regard to fire, heights, sharp metal, or other physical danger? Remember this is an all ages event. Children will be present.

• Leave No Trace Environmental Concerns – Is it effective within the Spirithaven environment? Does it adhere to burner principles?

• Jury Preference/Personal Appeal The jury considers if it is something they would personally like to see at Ignite.

Application information and details are listed below - be thorough and concise, noting when elements are not applicable (N/A).

Email address *
Legal Name *
Your answer
Burner Name
Your answer
Email address *
Your answer
Phone Number
Your answer
Mailing Address *
Street Address, City, State, and Zip Code
Your answer
Project Title *
Your name for the project
Your answer
Elevator Pitch/Newsletter Blurb *
Describe in a few concise sentences the overall idea and elements that create it. This will be shared with the community to briefly express the idea if it is awarded.
Your answer
Detailed Physical Description
Describe the physical elements that create the idea, this can include sound and light. Include space requirements (Height x Width x Depth), Weight, and basic structures required. Also include placement of elements and how they interact.
Your answer
Proposed Location
Describe the desired site for the project and how it will impact Combustia and its landscape. You may provide a map if this helps in the description of the space. Note if the work requires the use of existing nature or structures. Understand that any placement requests are not guaranteed and final placement will be the responsibility of City Planning.
Your answer
Materials and Budget *
Provide a detailed list of all physical materials, with line item costs associated with each component, and a total at the bottom. Make clear note of possible subtractions for a lower cost alternate.
Your answer
Total Requested Amount *
Total amount needed for proposed project, including materials and any other costs.
Your answer
Alternative Budget
What is the minimum amount that you would need to bring something? Present a proposal with budget reduction. Provide an alternate option, if possible, that will allow the expression of your vision and concept with a reduced scale. This will afford the jury an opportunity to consider funding a lower cost piece as opposed to altogether passing on it.
Your answer
Power Requirements
Note any need for power and how the power is to be supplied (generator, solar, wind, water, other), and how sound may be managed if a generator is used. If use of theme camp infrastructure is required, note how it will be managed.
Your answer
Detailed Timeline *
Design/Fabrication/Installation/Removal Phases - Provide a detailed schedule in days or weeks for each noted phase and its elements, with the assumed conclusion being the event the last week in May.
Your answer
Transportation Requirements
List means of delivery and return.
Your answer
Community Involvement
Design/Fabrication/Installation/Removal Phases - Detail how each phase may or may not include or require the Ignite community. Also, how the idea engages the community once it is completed - do you play with it? Do you interact with it? What does it do?
Your answer
Flame Effects - Safety
If your project includes fire, give a detailed description of how safety will be addressed by location of the flame, physical guards, or other means. All FRT requirements must be followed and all pieces involving fire must be inspected by FRT before use.
Your answer
Other Safety
List any non-flame related safety issues and how they will be addressed.
Your answer
Leave No Trace
What is your Leave No Trace plan? Every part of the project must be fully removed from Spirithaven. Please also note here if your project will require digging any holes or other alterations to the landscape.
Your answer
Personnel Required
Design/Fabrication/Installation/Removal Phases - If you require help, list the number of people required to execute phases and their roles. Consider that there are limits for early arrival based on the scale of the project.
Your answer
Imagery
Renderings/drawings/CAD/material examples/other imagery optional, but suggested to promote the best understanding of your concept. Copy URLs below or please email images to ignite.artgrants@ignite-burn.com and include name and title of art grant.
Your answer
Submission Discloser
Is this project being submitted to the other Ignite! sister burns (Transformus/Synthesis)? Has this project received prior grants from Ignite! or the sister burns?
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Longevity
Will the project be able to be stored and return in future years, will it be installed anywhere in the "default world"?
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Other Information
Is there any other information about yourself or others involved you would like to share for us to consider in the process?
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