Create a piece of art

Burners of Sydney and Surrounds (BOSS) are committed to supporting the NSW burner community to promote the ten principles of the Burning Man Project through public engagement and to foster and encourage the creation of original art.

2020 BOSS GRANT PROGRAM


The 2020 BOSS Grant Program is now underway and offers two components.

BURN (ART) GRANT

Art pieces/performances must be displayed/performed at one official Australian Burning Man regional event AND at the Sydney Decompression event.

 

- Two grant categories: Open (18+) and Youth

- Maximum amount awarded: $1000 per project

- Applications open: Thursday 9 April 2020

- Applications close: Thursday 21 May 2020 (midnight)

DECOM (ART) GRANT

Art pieces/performances must be displayed/performed at the Sydney Decompression event.

 

- Two grant categories: Open (18+) and Youth

- Maximum amount awarded: TBA

- Applications open: TBA

- Applications close: TBA

GRANT FAQS

WHAT DO WE (BOSS) FUND?

The BOSS Grant Program is intended to help subsidise the costs associated with the creation of new projects, with the inclusion of projects that are not covered by existing grant sources.

We DO fund projects that are:

- Large scale art pieces

- Small scale art pieces

- Art pieces specific to NSW based theme camps
- Mutant v
ehicles and mobile art

- Performance art

We DO NOT fund projects that are: 

- Artwork or other pre-made items that are not custom made by the artist, and instead are purchased and already assembled or prefabricated.
- Projects that will not be displayed/performed at an official Australian Burning Man regional event AND/OR the Sydney Decompression event.


WHAT DO WE (BOSS) EXPECT OF YOU?

- Be totally committed. Please follow through to the highest level of commitment possible, not doing so may exclude you from submitting future grant applications.
- Be creative. Projects which incorporate one or more of the ten principles will be assessed favourably.
- Be mindful. You are responsible for any MOOP your art piece creates, and for removing all trace of your art piece.

- Be safe. Please take every safety precaution necessary during the construction of your project. And please ensure that your completed project is sturdy, secure, and safe to interact with.
- Be open and communicative. Get in touch with us if you have any questions or concerns. Let us know if you are experiencing any difficulty completing your project, and/or the requirements of your agreement with us.

 


WHO CAN APPLY FOR A GRANT?

 

- Anyone of any age can apply, with youth encouraged to apply as they have their own grant category.

- Applications are accepted from first time creators through to professional artists.

- You, or your parent/guardian, must be a financial member of BOSS and a NSW resident. 


WHERE DOES THE GRANT MONEY COME FROM?

BOSS is a not for profit entity which uses the profits from Sydney Decompression ticket sales to fund the Grant Program. The grant recipients then display/perform their art pieces at the Sydney Decompression event to enrich the experience for Sydney Decompression attendees, which helps to generate funding to continue operating the Grant Program.

 


HOW DO I CONTACT BOSS WITH QUESTIONS ABOUT THE GRANT PROGRAM?

 

Send an email to grants@bossburners.org.au 

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