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Get a Free Ticket to Make Art at Burning Man!

A Voyage of Growth and Discovery

Burning Man is a massive art and music festival that takes place annually in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. Featuring large-scale installations and temporary structures, the event has served as inspiration for both festival-sanctioned art, and for guerrilla projects, like Michael Smith and Mike Kelley’s 2009 feature-length video A Voyage of Growth and Discovery.

If you’re an artist and have ever wanted to attend, we have an opportunity for you: Glasstire has just come into a free ticket and a $250 stipend to give to an artist willing to make the trek to northern Nevada for this year’s festival from August 27 to September 4. But here’s the catch: interested artists should have some type of project in mind to work on while at the festival. Once completed, Glasstire will help share the selected project on its social media accounts.

If you’re interested in the ticket and stipend, email a 200-word (or less) proposal with an image to info@glasstire.com with the subject line “Burning Man 2017.” ONLY AVAILABLE TO ARTISTS RESIDING IN TEXAS. Include why you should receive the ticket and the project you will work on while at the festival.  Applications are due by July 30 and the selected artist will be announced on August 1.

 

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3 Responses

  1. When I moved to Houston from Oakland I was disappointed that Texas didn’t protect me from Burning Man as well as I had hoped (same for terrible Bay Area ceramic art from the 70s and 80s – I’d hoped to never lay eyes on an Arneson again!). I never met a single person in the Bay Area I’d consider an artist. All the creepiest men went to prey on drugged out young women (and probably men, too). Oakland and SF were at their best during Burring Man.
    As the great Mikes Kelley and Smith’s video shows it isn’t really about art at all. It is about creeps and topless young women.
    https://archives.sfweekly.com/exhibitionist/2012/09/19/the-dark-side-of-burning-man-rape-on-the-playa

    1. Damon Smith

      Sorry, should mean I never met a person I’d consider an artist that went! I knew lots of artists in the Bay Area. None of them went to BM.

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