Thursday, January 29, 2009

BRAF 2009 Grant Cycle Opening Soon!

Primal Source
2008 Grant Recipients
Language of the Birds
2007 Grant Recipients
2008 Grant Recipients

The Black Rock Arts Foundation is kicking off their grant cycle to fund interactive, community-based artwork OFF playa (i.e. out there in the real world).

Create interactive artwork in your hometown. Apply for a BRAF grant!

Grant giving is at the core of our mission, and at the heart of who
BRAF is. It’s always with great excitement and anticipation that we
announce the opening of our grant cycle. Our applications for 2009
grants are now available on our website.

Read more about our grant criteria and on how to apply here:

2009 BRAF Grants

Please note that we do not begin to accept applications until February
13, 2009, 9:00am, and that the deadline for submitting a proposal is
March 13, 2009, 5:00pm.

We look forward to reading about your project!
To check out prior Grantees and both their grant project and other works, please see:

Elemental Interactions: WATER!

In appreciation of our Members and Donors, and of the support of our community, we're pleased to bring you yet another fascinating and engaging evening of demonstrations and lectures.

This promises to be a good one! The last in our Elemental Interactions series, this evening’s guests will speak on the topic of 'Water.' We’ve brought together artists who draw inspiration from water in its many forms.

Our previous events, EARTH!, FIRE! and AIR!, were incredibly enjoyable evenings for all, full of captivating speakers and entertaining demonstrations, as well as opportunities to meet and connect with our members and donors. Join us for:

February 5, 2009,
6:30 pm
BRAF/Burning Man offices
1900 Third Street, San Francisco, CA, 94158

Admission is free to Members, with a suggested donation of $10.00 from non-members.

Read more on our exciting guests, and see who’ve we’ve added to the bill at WATER!

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Holiday Warmth in Detroit

Our woman in the street in Detroit, Doxie, tells me that before Christmas some volunteers got together at the Detroit Temple aka Detroit Dream Project, which is part of our Civic Arts Program, and was designed by BRAF board member, David Best.

Sailor and Doxie organized a clothing drive; some of the local Burning Man community met at the Temple and there was a bonfire and cider and fire spinning and ....donations of clothes, blankets, and foods. Then they delivered that warmth directly to the cold streets of Detroit.

For more information about the dedication, wedding, World Hoop Day, Detroit Neighborhood Day and other community events at the Detroit Temple please see our prior posts:

photos: Dirtball

Curbed SF gives Language of the Birds the "Best Legal Public Art 2008"

Language of the Birds by Brian Goggin & Dorka Keehn was part of our Grants-to-Artists Program and is being a big sucess at the corner of Broadway and Grant in San Francisco.

Prior posts: