Community – get involved!

Community

Like Burning Man, Kiwiburn is an experiment in temporary community. Kiwiburn is all about community, and we are very active in various places on the Internet if you want to get involved!

Kiwiburn cannot exist without input and creativity from all of you. There are many ways to become involved: create a theme camp, create an art installation, volunteer to help set up, offer items you think others might need, loan out equipment, help get other Kiwiburners to the event – and many more ways you might come up with that we haven't even thought of yet! Register an event or contribution you want others to know about whether it be food, a performance or something else random here.

Innovation Grants

Kiwiburn offers Innovation Grants of up to $800. The Innovation Grant funds practical projects that improve Kiwiburn and the infrastructure and processes that enable our community to exist e.g. projects that might speed-up construction and takedown of Kiwiburn, provide better lighting, save water or electricity, provide greener power, reduce vehicle use, or find a clever way of reusing rubbish. Innovation Grant projects don’t necessarily have to be participatory or artistic, they can be ‘behind the scenes’ or purely functional.

Any project must benefit the wider Kiwiburn community and cannot simply benefit a particular person or theme camp. It runs alongside, but separate to the existing Art Grants scheme. If in doubt, email us at innovations@kiwiburn.com and we'll tell you if it's suitable.

What is it?

Based on the Innovation grants from the awesome team at Nowhere (the big burn in Spain), the Kiwiburn Innovation Grants only help projects that improve Kiwiburn or reduce our impact on the surrounding environment. Any project must benefit the wider Kiwiburn community and cannot simply benefit a particular person or theme camp. It runs alongside, but separate to the existing Art Grant scheme.

Art Grant, Innovation Grant, what’s the difference?

The Art Grant funds participatory art projects at Kiwiburn, that bring people together and get them to interact and have fun together. The Innovation Grant funds practical projects that improve Kiwiburn and the infrastructure and processes that enable our community to exist.

Innovation projects could be a single item, a series of items or even a service (such as a bike-loan scheme). Projects can be something you have developed from scratch, something you have assembled from parts or something you have purchased and want to bring to Kiwiburn. If in doubt, email us and we’ll tell you whether it’s suitable!

What support can we offer you?

We will do their best to provide you with support to help you plan your project, find expertise and overcome problems. We may also offer you financial assistance of up to $800 to help with the costs of building your project and getting it to the paddock.

• The maximum grant amount is $800.

• We cannot fund your time, your labour or any personal costs such as your food or travel.

• Grant expenditure must be agreed by us beforehand and receipts must be kept for all costs.

• Grants are paid in arrears, on production of valid receipts.

How do I apply?

To apply for an Innovation Grant, fill in the Application Form by the deadline of 30 November 2014.