In the three weeks since Burning Man Project launched their Save Black Rock City campaign, they’ve raised a total of over $600,000 from more than 3,000 supporters. However, this is less than halfway to the $1.5m goal they need to reach by the end of October in order to allow Burning Man to continue.
Burning Man Project lost more than ninety per-cent of its annual budget in 2020 due to COVID, and while the cancellation of this year’s event has reduced temporary costs, the organisation doesn’t have enough left to cover its ongoing expenses. This threatens its existence moving forward, due to the cost of maintaining heavy equipment needed to run the event, and retaining permanent staff. And Burning Man Project don’t just run the big event at Black Rock City; they also oversee and provide support to all of the Burning Man Regionals, including Kiwiburn.
If you’re interested in helping out, click on this link to donate. If you’d like to know more about the costs involved in running Burning Man and why help is so desperately needed, you can find out more information here.