Proposals need to be self-supporting installations or require only a "light use" of the trees, rock walls, redwood forest paths and grass that make up the Grove or the lamp posts, bike racks or other infrastructure available in the Streets. In addition, thought should be given to how projects can be used again at other events or at the Burn.
We are not able to store and transport your art. You will remain the owner of the piece, and unless otherwise proposed and agreed to you will have to provide for its transportation to the event, its setup there, as well as disassembly and transportation back to your storage space.
Because of these factors, we very seldom spend large amounts of money for the art that Comfort and Joy purchases.
We are most interested in artwork that adds to the ambience that we create at our events, as well as hopefully fosters the core values of C&J:
• Reflect the core values • Provide ease of assembly and disassembly, moving and storage. • Prove resilient; be durable, a piece that can be disassembled in a box or flat packed for transport to parties and the Playa. • Can be used more than once, such as at our parties (Touch/Afterglow/others), Playa in the Grove, and our Burning Man village • Engage the community with Interactivity/Immediacy • Sport fluorescent colors or black light reactive accents • Can be made photo-ready or records well for future presentation
The more of these guidelines that your proposal meets, the more likely it is to be approved for funding.
As mentioned, submissions will be reviewed at Art Fund Committee meetings in the order in which we receive them; to assure there are funds left for your creation apply early!