Hyperborea 2020 - Effigy Application Form
The Effigy: A symbol of unity. An act of protest. The life of the party. A birthplace. Ritual. Celebration. Heart.
We're so glad you're considering applying to build the navel of our growing event.
This year's theme is Tempest.
You are highly encouraged to draw your inspiration from this theme while designing your creation. Feel free to be as abstract or specific as you so choose, but please take some time to think about how your project can represent one or more of the many interpretations invoked by our theme. Click here to read a detailed description about the 2020 theme:
APPLICATION DUE DATE
Friday, February 7th before midnight including supplementary materials.
COMPLETE BUILD PLAN (INCLUDING TECHNICAL DRAWINGS AND BURN PLAN) DUE DATE
ADDITIONAL SUBMISSION MATERIALS
Please send your supporting documents to
with the subject line:
"Effigy Application: " followed by your project name
e.g. "Effigy Application: Best Effigy Ever Seen Bro"
These are due on the same date as your application form.
Please read through the following information carefully. It is all crucial to the submission of a complete application. Incomplete applications may be disqualified from review. We recommend you save a copy of your answers to this form in case of any technical difficulties.
1. Effigy must completely burn on the Saturday Evening of the event. Please ensure no part of your structure is to remain.
2. Effigy must be constructed from fire-safe materials.
Please make sure you are familiar with the guidelines for building burning art. You can find this information on our website under the Fire section.
Prohibited materials include the following:
Natural or synthetic fabric
1/8" and 1/4" plywood
Plywood with a veneer layer
Wool and leather
Small amounts of these materials placed inside are acceptable. The presence of large quantities are not acceptable by FAST standards.
3. Do not include transportation costs in your budget. Effigy has a guaranteed spot on the Hyperborea Art Truck.
4. The grant amount is $2000. Should you wish to exceed this amount for your project please consider alternate fund sources such as crowd funding, fundraiser events, digging for gold, wrestling tournaments, bake sales etc.
5. The purchasing and supply of fuel for the Effigy burn is the responsibility of the artist. Fuel costs may be included as part of the construction materials listed in the project budget required with your application.
6. If you don't know all the answers, don't stress. Please reach out! We're happy to guide you through the process and get you all the information you need.
Your application will be reviewed based on the following criteria:
1. Artistic Excellence (Design & Philosophy)
How original, interesting, relevant, daring, magical, thought-provoking is your idea?
2. Completeness of Design
How well-thought-out is your project? You should provide enough information for us to imagine your creation and how it comes together.
3. Feasibility & Constructability
How feasible is your idea? Will it stay together? You should have a detailed plan for both the technical construction of your project as well as a schedule to ensure it happens on time, with buffers for potential setbacks.
4. Appropriateness of Budget
Your budget should have reasonable costs that match the value of your materials.
5. MOOP/LNT Plan
Your project should have minimal waste production, and a plan for cleaning any possible Matter Out Of Place that could be produced during the installation or strike of your project. This includes a plan for cleanup of ashes and refuse produced during the burn.
6. Risk Mitigation Plan
Yeah, we get it. Art is dangerous sometimes. But make sure you have a plan to minimize the amount of harm that can come to people interacting with your project.
Your application will be reviewed in detail by each individual on our Art Grants Committee. Your project will be scored on a series of questions based on the guiding criteria above and compared to all other applicants. Effigy build differs from regular Art Grants in that experience and skills are considered, but they aren't mandatory. The merit of your application is what will determine the Effigy selected. The more detail you can provide, the better your chances of selection.
The Effigy Grant subsidizes the costs of build materials. It is the same as any of our regular Art Grant categories. Please take a look at our "What do we fund" and "What don't we fund" sections in the Art Grants FAQs for a better idea.
After being selected, you will receive 75% of your grant. You will receive the other 25% upon completion of the project, submission of your receipts, and having a clean LNT score.
Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!
Things to remember:
BE RADICALLY SELF RELIANT
BE RADICALLY EXPRESSIVE
BE RADICALLY INCLUSIVE
HAVE A DAMN GOOD TIME
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