We have said it before, this Burn is not like other Burns. And it’s starting to show: our Art Grants this year have just broken all records!
We received an unprecedented 92 applications (versus 43 last year). Our hard-working, artist-hugging KAC (Kiwiburn Arts Committee) had its job cut out deciding how to award grants, and ExCom smartly came to the party and pushed the budget for Art higher than it has ever been before: $26,000 (versus $17,000 last year).
43 art projects are being funded this year, compared to 27 last year, a whopping 59% increase in Paddock Art (and that’s not counting all of the other lovely things that will end up being made without an Art Grant).
We can’t tell you how excited we are to see this all come to life!
If you applied for an Art Grant, expect to hear from the KAC this week to find out if you have been successful. We loved all the projects and the decision was tough – we hope all of you find a way to make that dream a reality. Thank you again for applying and dreaming and being part of the magic.