Mosaic Experiment is a community of artists. Whether you build, draw, paint, perform, write, or otherwise create – we are all artists, in our own way. This includes YOU. 

Want to build or create something insanely outrageous? Beautiful? Interactive? Weird, odd, and charming? DO IT! Your creativity is welcome and encouraged at Mosaic Experiment. Regional burns are an exciting place to try new ideas. You’ll find that burners are an artistically supportive, participatory group. Bring that idea out from the corner of your mind and MAKE IT REAL.

FUNDING: Did you know that MOST art at burns is gifted by participants? It’s true! Many build and create installations, games, and theme camps with funds from their own pocketbooks. Some people turn to crowdfunding sites or host fundraisers to raise money. You can too!

To foster an environment of weird, wild art (and we use the term broadly), Mosaic Experiment funds several ART GRANTS:

LARGE ART GRANTS: $3000 (That's up $1000 from 2015!)

For new, large-scale art projects, with a budget need of at least $400. DEADLINE EXTENDED: Applications due JULY 9 at 11:59 PM.


For small scale projects, performances, workshops, art bikes, and theme camp art. Applications due JULY 31.


For art projects submitted by youths ages 3-11 with grants of $50 each and ages 12-17 with grants of $100 each. Applications due JULY 31.

INSPIRED? Start here:
Art Grants FAQ, Criteria, Timeline and Prohibited Burn Materials (Google Doc) (PDF)

Art Grants Application (Google Doc) (PDF)

Questions? Contact the Art Grants Lead at