Steve Young joins Burning Man Project to support organizational development and donor activation

steve300Steven Young, former Executive Director of The Crucible and a longtime Burner has joined Burning Man Project to facilitate donor activation and support development of the Project’s strategic plan.

“Burning Man Project is positioned to take the energy that has been created by the Burning Man event in Nevada and turn that into a force for transformative cultural change around the world,” Steve said. “The Project has the potential to foster the growth of a personal and collective value system that helps to create strong, vibrant, artful and self reliant communities everywhere. I am very excited to be a part of this dynamic and formative moment in the evolution of The Burning Man Project.”

Prior to joining the Project, as Executive Director of The Crucible in Oakland, Steve was responsible for directing the operations of the community-based fire-arts training center including program development, fundraising and creative direction of The Crucible’s spectacular series of incendiary performances and events.

The Crucible is a non-profit arts organization that inspires creativity through hands-on learning, offering classes and workshops in 18 areas relating to three-dimensional art making. Prior to becoming Executive Director, Steve served six years on the Crucible Board of Directors. Steve’s Burning Man experience stretches from organizing theme camps to helping build big art and working with Black Rock Arts Foundation on a community project in San Francisco.

In his free time, Steve enjoys traveling and working in one of his many hobbies, which range from blacksmithing and glass blowing to bronze casting, glass casting and neon sculpture.