Crowdfunding Advice/BitF News/Ranger Training/Critical Northwest/Upcoming Events…

  • Ian Mackenzie shares his advice for crowdfunding a BM art project
  • Burn In The Forest Town Hall, Sat April 13
  • Burn in the Forest Art Grants – Workshop Thurs April 18
  • Ranger Training, Sat April 27
  • Recharge Update
  • [Seattle] Critical Northwest registration and participation info
  • Local events listings:
    Fri Apr 12: Burners & Beers
    – Sat Apr 13: re:new – Intention Celebration 14.25
    – Apr 12/13: Electro Vaudeville Festival
    – Apr 20: Flip Fantasia: A Musical Masquerade (will sell out!)


Ian Mackenzie shares his advice for crowdfunding a BM art project

Hi all –

Just sharing my new post sharing advice for crowdfunding your BM art project.  Would love if you could share with fellow Burners in all cities.

Also, the BM blog added it here along with their other resources

Cheers, Vision Weaver

Burn In The Forest Town Hall, Saturday April 13

BiTF Town Hall Meeting

Saturday April 13, 5pm – 8pm

Trout Lake Community Center: 3360 Victoria Drive

Looking for information about Burn in the Forest?

New to the scene and interested in coming to the event?

Have a ‘burning’ question – both literally and figuratively?

We’ll have the answers for you at the Town Hall Meeting.

Topics on the agenda are:

-Effigies and Burning Art

-Volunteering (& yes, you can volunteer!)

-Rangers and Ranger Training

-Art Grants

-Survival Guide

-Theme camps

-Sexual Boundaries

… and there will be a Q & A period as well.

Invite your friends and see you there.

Town Hall Event page

BitF FB group:

BitF Event page:

Burn in the Forest Art Grants &

Grant Writing Workshops


Calling all Makers, Creators, Builders and Imagineers! Performance Artists, Visual Artists, Construction Artists and Artists of Stripes Unmentioned!

Burn in the Forest is quickly approaching, and GVIAS needs YOU to make it fantastical! If you have an art project in mind, read on – we’d like to help you!

Grant funding is available for large, medium and small-scale projects heading to Burn In The Forest this July. The GVIAS Grants Committee is currently accepting applications, and the Round 1 (large scale projects) deadline is Wednesday, May 1st, 2013.

For more info, eligibility criteria, and to submit your application, please visit:

Grant Writing Workshops

Do you have a great art idea but are deterred by the task of writing a grant application?

Do you love making art but you can’t make your budget add up?

The GVIAS grants committee is here to help. Committee members will be on hand at these two workshops to assist with your grant application and let you know everything that is needed to be considered for a GVIAS grant.

April 18th 7-9pm – 1619 East Broadway

May 23rd 7-9pm – venue TBA

Questions?? Send us an email – we’re always happy to discuss a project and/or potential grant submission: [email protected]org

Love – and Art – the GVIAS Grants Team


Recharge Update

ReCharge was a great success. We had 14 projects that all received some money from the event!  We had an auction with some really cool stuff that people purchased and returned that money to the artists.  We want to give e BIG thank you to those that gifted to the auction, to all the volunteers and to Kim Gallagher and Deb Beaudreau for producing the event. The BOD are just tallying up all the money from the event and the online donations to get the final amounts to all the artists. We thank you for your patience in this, as we know you are keen to start building.  We look forward to all the fantastic projects coming to BitF.


Ranger Training, Saturday April 27

Hello, Vancouver Burning Man community!

With Burn in the Forest around the corner our second Ranger training is on the horizon. This is an excellent and very important way to contribute.

If you’ve ever thought of being involved as a Ranger, then come out to the training on Saturday April 27th and join the team!

Venue: China Creek Co-op – 1230 E 8th Ave, Vancouver

Time: 12 noon – 5pm

We will cover conflict resolution, active listening, communication, rangering, and peer support.

Wrangler did a great job of explaining what we do:

“As a Ranger, you will take responsibility to ensure people are having a good time. Just walk around and check out the action. Our gift is to mediate conflict using non-violent communication. We are an ambassador for the event and a source of information. We are the first responders and need to maintain communications within the event.”

As our events get larger and longer we need to build up our team. For a three day event, we need at least 24-30 Rangers, for a four day event, we would need over 40 people.  That’s a lot of volunteers, and without your help we just won’t have the numbers needed to make sure everyone is safe and having a good time. So you can see how important it is to get as many people trained as possible.

We are combining peer support into our Ranger team so if you would like to be one of our peer support Rangers you will need to do the Ranger Training.

It is important to note that this is a Regional Training not an official Burning Man Training. This will allow you to Ranger at any of the Regional Events in and around BC.

Even if you aren’t sure of your summer plans yet, come on out and get some training on what it is to be a Ranger.  It is an afternoon full of great discussion and great company !

We need you to RSVP so we know numbers. Send an email to Andrew through rangers at

Best wishes

Ranger Andrew

[Seattle] Critical Northwest registration and participation info

In this Critical Announce you’ll find registration and participation information for the Jankiest place on Earth!



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