BitF Tickets/Ranger Training/Grants; Events

In this Issue:

  • BitF Tickets On Sale Friday 17th! TOMORROW!
  • Fri May 17: 2 choices for Burners & Beers!
  • Fri May 17: The BLOOM Series: Episode 2: Practicing the New World, Screening & Discussion
  • BitF Grants & Grant Writing Workshop Thurs May 23
  • Fri May 24: DRUM + LIGHT
  • Next BitF Ranger Training June 9th!!
  • Full BM Vancouver Google Calendar:
  • FYI: Important BitF dates & deadlines are posted in the Calendar! Search on “bitf”
  • Sat May 18-20: Alluvium
  • Sun May 19: Official Bass Coast Pre-party :: Legendary Long Weekend 


BitF Tickets On Sale Friday 17th!

The anticipation has been growing and here it is, FINALLY you can buy your ticket.

You will be able to purchase your ticket through paypal with a credit card. We are still working on the payment process that will allow you to buy your ticket with a debit card. We didn’t want you all to have to wait any longer so we have activated the paypal option for now.

We appreciate your patience.

Tickets are $95 plus GST. There are a limited number so don’t delay 🙂

Please read all the information on the ticket page

What time you ask? 12 pm NOON!

BitF Production team


Fri May 17: 2 choices for Burners & Beers!

Signs of a thriving community: TWO spontaneous Burners & Beers events being called for this Friday! YAH! Take your pick or do both!

1. Seven says: earlier start for pre-Bloom movie on Granville Island:

2. Fehkor MacFakerson says: Impromptu Burners n Beer at The Wicklow this Friday! See you there.


The BLOOM Series: Episode 2: Practicing the New World, Screening & Discussion

Friday, May 17, 2013

Doors open at 7pm.

Location: North Building – Room 245 – top of the straight stairs + to the right.

PLEASE NOTE: This will be taking place in a different room than previous screening and discussion. Limited capacity of 80 people. Arrive early to ensure seating.

ADMISSION: Free for current Emily Carr Students, $5-10 sliding scale (unwaged-employed)


Evolver Vancouver & Emily Carr Student Union present a public screening & discussion of the Bloom Series.

THE BLOOM is a new documentary webseries illuminating the emerging culture of Transformational Festivals, immersive participatory realities that are having profound life-changing effects on hundreds of thousands of lives.

Over the course of 4 episodes, THE BLOOM explores a dozen ingredients that create the alchemy of the Transformational Festival. Each episode illuminates three themes, explored through the potent moments, stories and interviews captured at 23 Transformational Festivals around the globe.


Co-Creation * Participation * Modeling

THE BLOOM’s second episode examines how Transformational Festivals have become opportunities for “Practicing The New World” through the paradigm shift of producing reality through CO-CREATION, utilizing an ethos of PARTICIPATION which results in immensely rich environments that take the festival beyond commercial entertainment and into the realm of meaningful community experience and ritual, and MODELING, the many ways that participants are taking their transformational experiences back into their communities and their everyday lives.

Episode Guide for all 4 episodes of the first season:


BitF Grants & Grant Writing Workshop


Oh you sexy Interactive Artists!


Are you attending, or thinking of attending, Burn In The Forest?

Have an awesome idea for an interactive art project that you might bring to the festival?

Need a bit of financial support to make it happen?


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!


GVIAS provides grants to select awesome interactive art projects, both new projects and refurbishment of previous projects. All individuals are eligible, membership in GVIAS is not necessary!


The second round of grants closes on Saturday June 1st at 11:59PM SHARP!

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 hosting a workshop to help you on:

May 23rd 7:30-9:30pm – venue TBA


Committee members will be on hand at this workshops to assist with your grant application and let you know everything that is needed to be considered for a GVIAS grant.


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





Friday May 24 at Roundhouse Performance Centre

181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver • Doors 8pm • Show 9pm

Tickets $25 General • $15 Students & Seniors • $15 Groups (5+)

cash only at the door

Get your tickets online at

Info: • 604.683.8240


Mark this date on your calendar. Come out and dance! Drum + Light is a night of high-energy sonic and visual extravagance featuring percussion, improvised and jazz music, electronica, and visual projections by some of Vancouver’s best and brightest artists. Each year since 2008, Vancouver’s Hard Rubber Orchestra has unleashed Drum + Light, a series of sold-out multimedia dance events featuring a 14-piece groove orchestra and eye-popping visuals.


The dance party continues in 2013.


Drum + Light combines the most cutting-edge music and lights for a breathtaking evening at the Roundhouse Performance Centre. This high-energy dance event features a 14-piece mondo-groove ensemble, five drummers, electronic music and turntables. Music by an all-star collection of Vancouver artists — featured musicians include drummers Randall Stoll (Soulstream) and Ray Garraway (K-OS), keyboardist Chris Gestrin, guitarist Russ Klyne, and Stefan Smulovitz on laptop. Plus dazzling lights by Mychal Heidro. The Roundhouse’s Locomotive Room will be transformed into a chill room with downtempo DJ.


Hard Rubber New Music has presented concerts of original music by some of Canada’s most exciting composers, performed by some of Vancouver’s finest musicians. Under the artistic direction of composer, conductor, musician John Korsrud, previous large-scale works include Alcan Award-winning Enter/Exit, a multi-media extravaganza featuring the premiere of compositions by Giorgio Magnanensi, Brad Turner and John Korsrud as well as visual projections by jamie griffiths, Brian Johnson, Rena del Pieve Gobbi, Riel Roussopoulos and HoneyBee Visuals. Other projects include The Ice Age, ice shows (2000, 2010) featuring the talents of hockey players, curlers and figure skaters; White Hot Core, a collaboration with Kokoro Dance; and The Elvis Cantata, which took an irreverent look at pop icons. The all-star Hard Rubber Orchestra features the finest of Vancouver’s jazz community and performs music that is influenced by jazz, pop, world, contemporary classical and improvised music. Since its debut in 1990 the Orchestra has toured to Europe and across Canada including concerts in Amsterdam and at FIMAV in Quebec.






Next BitF Ranger Training June 9th!!

Please sign up if you want to reserve a spot. Send an email to [email protected]


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 TBA

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 [email protected]


Best wishes,

Ranger Andrew





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