Mosaic Experiment Art Grant Cycle

Greetings O’ Great and Glorious Experimenters!

Tis I Bunny, your magnificent art grant lead.

I hope during the long cold winter months you’ve all taken some time to think about art. Maybe some of you even passed the chilly days away by making some art? I know I did.

So now that the snow has melted, spring has sprung and the great day star of judgment is breaking through those cloudy days a bit more often; I think it’s the most perfect time to say…

Welcome to the 2019 Mosaic Experiment Art Grant Cycle!

Some of you might know that Mosaic Experiment 2019: Flights of Fancy will be held October 3-6. Tickets are currently on sale!

Did you know our community is driven by you the participate? That your participation is where all the magic happens? We couldn’t do it without your involvement. So let’s get you more involved… Let’s make art!

This year the grant program will close on June 30th at 11:59pm est. That’s two weeks after the ending of Lakes of Fire. Plenty of time to procrastinate and figure out where your unicorn floaties disappeared to...

There’s $4000 smakaroos out there for you as a community to create art with. As well as $1500 to build an effigy with… Is that effigy artist you?

Art grant submission form:

Effigy and Large scale burnable submission form:

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Art Grants Criteria…/19SU4IJUJ4rIxbvnn8ADQmKtPjOk…/edit

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In the immortal words of da Bunny. “if I can do it, you can too!” You might be and artist and not even know it yet. Now Fyd!


Tickets For Mosaic Experiment 2019 Now On Sale! 

PLEASE NOTE a few changes this year!

Tickets are will-call ONLY so you will need to save your email purchase information. You will receive a purchase confirmation from Brown Paper Tickets when you make a ticket purchase. Save it! You may need the info to confirm a purchase or transfer a ticket.

As you arrive at the event, you will need a valid, non-expired, government-issued ID that matches your name on the will call list at Gate. We are no longer processing tickets by number. Matching Name + ID = Entry to Mosaic Experiment!

There will be a cut-off for transferring tickets this year. That date is the end of the day on 9/29/19.

Want to grab your tickets?

Tier 1 on sale from 4/01 to 5/31 or until tickets sell out; tickets cost $80+ fees
Tier 2 on sale from 6/01 to 9/22 or until tickets sell out; tickets cost $90+ fees

Low-income ticket applications open from 3/21 until 7/01. See the Scholarship Ticket Program page for more information. Details via

Purchase tickets 

Low-Income Ticket Applications Begin March 21st

We are thrilled to announce that low-income ticket (LIT) applications will begin on March 21st. The window for you to apply will close on July 1st. LIT will be available for $45. Regular ticket sales start on April 1st.

Tier 1 - 4/01 to 5/31 (don’t miss this window to save $10)
Tier 2 - 5/31 to 9/22 (or they sell out, whichever comes first)

The total number of tickets available will be 450 for our 2019 Mosaic Experiment (welcome home!). An extra 50 tickets will be released if we sell out of those tickets and identify volunteers to support the extra burners.

Tier 1 tickets will be $80. Tier 2 tickets will be $90. The price increase this year will go toward wood chips to protect your feet from wet, soggy, muddy ground. It will also serve to increase the number of golf carts we have available to shuttle people and their gear. All good things!

Want to get more involved? We’re looking for a ticketing lead. The full list of lead positions are open with a description of the position and application form on the website under the Volunteer tab.

One of us! One of us!

For more details, click here.

It's time to choose a theme for 2019!

Hey Burner Fam! New year, new theme needed! Before your venerable, psychotic Leads meet at the end of the month! We've narrowed the list down to FIVE options. Vote now! Voting closes two weeks from today, on January 23rd. Radical Participation y'all!

Theme Descriptions (in no particular order):

Rebirth: Many people attend burns for various reasons, one of which is rebirth. This happens at burns through various ways - through the effigy burn, through reconnecting with old friends, and reconnecting with yourself. I envision vibrant art, art that has gone through a transformation of some sort that has been "rebirthed." Artists could make art with recycled materials or use old art projects that have gone through a transformation.

House of the Rising Pun: "Everyone needs a bit of levity on top of things. This allows for a lot of fun word play with all of the different theme camps. A really flexible base theme that also ties into some folk roots that a lot of the burner community can relate with. Each theme camp and art grant could really settle in on some terrible terrible word play, the real groaners that everyone loves to hate. It also invites more subtle humor that folks can try and think on to try and find what's trying to be achieved.

Flights of Fancy: How will you fly? On a mythical beast? Among the clouds in a hot air balloon? On a carpet, or maybe a broom? How will you be fancy? Or will you just be fantastical! Let your imagination soar as we create a community too magical to be bound on earth, so we all took flight.

Different Kind of Human: Let's take the Experiment in Mosaic Experiment literally - this theme encourages all of us to contemplate and embrace the 10 Principles intentionally.. Creating a burn, ultimately, creates a space to experiment to play at being a different kind of human, one who includes others, participates radically with immediacy, cares about consent, understands the value of community, and leaves no trace. "Different Kind of Human" can be expressed through inventive cosplay of different types of humanoids (Vulcans, Elves, Klingon, Altaen, Benders, etc). Representational art might include re-imagined creation stories, futuristic ideals, or spatial reflections on community.

Radical Botanical: Plants trees birds bees dirty knees

Vote here: