Welcome to the intersection of creative self-expression and civic space. The Black Rock City art department and the Black Rock Arts Foundation (BRAF) have joined forces to create a unified program called Burning Man Arts. We are committed to using the Ten Principles to produce innovative and interactive public art that builds community and empowers individuals around the world.
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Man Base, Black Rock City, 2013.
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The Music Box by New Orleans Airlift with lead artist Swoon.
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Believe by Laura Kimpton and Jeff Schomberg.
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Raygun Gothic Rocketship by Sean Orlando, David Shulman, Nathaniel Taylor & Crew.
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Xylophage by Flaming Lotus Girls.
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"The Bike Bridge" by Lead Artist Michael Christian and 12 young women from East and West Oakland
high schools.

Burning Man’s seminal annual gathering in the desert is arguably the biggest, brightest and most innovative art experience in the world. If you would like to engage with one of art’s most valuable functions – connecting community members in creation, curiosity and wonderment – please get involved:

Since 2001 BRAF has been generating and promoting community, interactive art and civic participation beyond Black Rock City. In support of Burning Man’s cultural vision, BRAF acts on the belief that community-driven, inclusive and interactive art is vital to a thriving culture. Get inspired and get involved: The

  • The Burning Man Grants for Art program (formerly BRAF’s Grants to Artists Program) enables interactive, participatory art experiences. LOIs for 2015 grants are due December 1st, 2014!
  • The Civic Arts Program offers a new model for public art placement.
  • BRAF is community supported. Please Make a Donation.