B.U.R.N. - 2018 Fall Cycle Art Grant Application
Bold Urban Renaissance Network is pleased to announce the availability of art grants intended to help defray the costs of materials and transportation related to creating and presenting works of art at Burning Man-related events. The deadline for applications for the Fall Cycle is September 11th, with recipients to be announced on September 13th. Applications after received after 11:59pm on the 11th will be evaluated in the next cycle. Over the course of two cycles in 2018 we will be awarding up to $7,000 worth of grants, from funds raised at local events. Grants are in amounts from $50 – $500 or more and are intended as supplementary funding to help you build your project. The Art Grant Committee reserves the right to award less than the requested amount and/or pay in installments, based on completion of the milestones. No individual recipient will receive more than 25% of the total amount available for awards in a single year.

Please fill out this form to the best of your ability, providing additional attachments, charts, images and spreadsheets when appropriate. If you have problems with the form, just email your application and all attachments or questions to artgrants@boldurban.org. Thank you so much for applying. You Rule!

Name *
Email *
Project Name / Title *
Phone Number *
Website URL
Total Grant Request $ *
Materials $ *
Transportation $ *
Previous Projects
At which event or events will you present your work? *
Can you take this elsewhere? *
Are you reapplying for a grant? *
What other sources are you seeking funding from? *
If you are not awarded a grant would you like a critique of your application and project? *
Statement of Purpose - What you are trying to communicate with your project? What is your mission/philosophy/goal/inspiration... if any? Please keep this short, to the point and less than 500 WORDS. Simple answers are not judged harshly and humor is greatly appreciated. *
Structure/Appearance - How will it manifest itself in the physical world?Discuss materials, dimensions, sound component, and interactivity (if applicable).Provide sketches or other illustrations if applicable. *
Structure/Appearance - Upload sketches or other illustrations if applicable.
Build Plan - How will you build and install, or otherwise prepare for your project.Include medium/materials collaborators, transport, power, etc. Feel free to include any designs or schematics that will illuminate your build process. *
Build Plan - Upload any designs or schematics that will illuminate your build process.
Schedule - Provide a pre-event construction schedule that reflects your answers above.Discuss when materials will be purchased, when stages of construction will be completed,etc. Grants may be distributed in installments related to your schedule. This should include a list of dates and what you hope to accomplish on or by each date. The Committee may use this as a guideline to produce funding milestones. *
Fire Plan - If your project utilizes flame effects, open flame, or will be burned on-site,describe in detail how this will work and how participants and the surrounding area will be protected. Includes names of anyone other than yourself who will be responsible for fire safety. *
Safety Plan - Consider how else your project could be dangerous and describe in detail how you will prevent these dangers. Is your project large enough to pose a potential danger should it fall or get blown over? Do you have a foul weather plan? Are there any other safety concerns? Flammable materials? Sharp edges? *
Exit Plan - Describe how the project will be safely removed and Leave No Trace. If it will be presented at multiple events, describe how will it be stored between events and restored for later events. *
Experience - Describe any past projects that may be of interest when reviewing this application. *
Expense -Provide an itemized budget. You may do so in the space below or you may complete and upload a budget. Be sure to include the following info: list all expenses for material costs and/or transportation of the work outside Chicago. Research your costs carefully and be specific as to quantities and unit costs. Do not list "contingency costs”, "artist's fee", or “labor” as this grant is not intended to cover those expenses. We fund material and transport costs only. Please keep in mind that we have a limited amount of funds *
Expense - Upload itemized budget
Do you have additional spreadsheets, images, PDFs or documents that were not included with previous responses? Please upload them here.
Additional Info - Tell us anything else we should know that we didn't ask about.
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