Playa Projects: Art|Music|Fashion|Vehicles|People|and more!

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There are countless varied venues for the Burner community to create, express, and share rich experiences on the playa, and in the default world.  We tried to list the obvious ones, from large-scale art projects to the smaller personal surprises, fiery Mutant Vehicles & LED-lit wonders, Cabaret bands & DJ’s & Drum-Circles, photography & film to social media technology, High-Fashion to max-max playaware, Diners & Dives to Stilt bars & western saloons, Theatro  interactive games for the meek & the daring… the list just is endless!  And those who have been on the playa know what we mean, and for the first-timers, fasten your seatbelt cuz it’s a big magical world out on the dessert!

We encourage you to post YOUR projects via our automated forms.  Or you may contact us directly at as we’re eager to share the happenings with the larger community.


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2019 Art Projects in the South Bay Area

Mementomorium – transforming the fear of dying into the happiness of living.
Experiential art meets philosophy in the uncanny idea of a symbolic burial ceremony in a sensory deprivation casket. The psychologically piercing experience of confronting the self and acknowledging life’s finitude aims to unearth the ultimate perspective on one’s life. Sounds deep but wouldn’t you like the happiness of a flourishing life lived intentionally? Did you us at unSCruz? Help us to plant the seeds and grow a movement at BRC!

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2019 Global Art Grant Program (application period has ended)

Are you interested in creating interactive, community-based art in your hometown?

2019 Grant Cycle Timeline

  • The Letter of Intent (LOI) form will open November 14, 2018 at 12:00 pm Pacific Time.
  • The Letter of Intent (LOI) form will close December 19, 2018 at 5:00 pm Pacific Time.
  • Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal mid-January 2019.
  • Full proposals are accepted by invitation from among the LOI applicants only.
  • The full proposal form will close on February 13, 2019 at 5:00 pm Pacific Time.
  • Late LOIs and proposals will not be accepted. No exceptions. Please read our application instructions below for more details on how to apply.

If you’re interested in applying, please read more about our Eligibility Criteria and Application Process.  Questions can be directed to


Archive of Art Projects from the South Bay


  • Worm Watchtower, a Southbay Community Art Project, based in San Jose (Honoraria)
  • Hexatron, by Mark Lottor, based in Menlo Park (Honoraria)
  • Cabinet of Curiosity, by Art Virgins XPO (Julie Goschy-Stalions), based in San Jose
  • Emotions without Morals, by Jacob Stelzriede, based in Campbell
  • Human Flesh Interface, by Trivial Pursuits presents Brian Horton, based in San Carlos
  • Nayae, by Masha noir Schultz, based in San Jose
  • Sparkle Pony Garden, by Viper, based in San Jose
  • Theodora 2042: The Robot Bride, by Xing Zhang (BlueLotusCamp), based in San Jose


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