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The Burning Man Project and related groups host a variety of community events that are as much a form of social ART-chitecture as they are events. Expect a wide range of gatherings organized to further a sense of community, artistic expression, education, and civic engagement.

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Mid Riff Microhood – Carpetbag Brigade, March 28, 2013

What: Carpetbag Brigade, a Physical Theatre Company
Where: 6th and Market Streets, San Francisco, CA
When: Thursday, March 28th from 6 – 8 p.m
At: Mid Riff Microhood

Free Workshop! Bringing the Ten Principles to the Classroom

What: Workshop – Bringing the Ten Principles to the Classroom
When: Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Burning Man Headquarters, 995 Market Street, 15th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103
Nicole Radziwill – Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology, James Madison University
Morgan Benton – Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology, James Madison University
Why: To generate new ideas for reinventing the educational experience

Burning Man Project – Workshop Series

The Burning Man Project workshop series is a forum for community members to share new ideas. In March, we will be exploring the intersection of education and the Ten Principles. Our speakers from the Burning Mind Project will discuss their experience in integrating the Ten Principles of Burning Man into their classes at James Madison University. Come hear their ideas and add your thoughts on re-imaging education.

Workshop Overview: Bringing the 10 Principles to the Classroom

In this workshop, our speakers will share 1) what got them started on this path, 2) why they think the Ten Principles are a compelling framework for reinventing the educational experience, and 3) some practical techniques that they are currently applying to create learning communities at their educational institution – and the results so far. These include:

  • How to use gifting to cultivate stronger, more productive teams
  • How to jump-start participation and radical self-reliance
  • Decommodification by getting rid of grades (which also catalyzes participation, communal effort, and radical self-reliance)

Although their experience focuses on applying the Ten Principles in higher education, they encourage educators of all kinds to participate and share their insights. This will be a highly interactive session that will generate new ideas for education. 

Please RSVP here:  We are limited to 35 participants for this event.

Share the Love: Valentine Crafting and Community Service Event

On Valentine’s Day, February 14th, the Burning Man Project will join the Glide Foundation by helping to serve dinner to over 700 guests on this happiest of hearts day!  Not only will we help serve the meal, but leading up to it, we will craft the LOVEliest valentines to give to diners.  So put on your best cherub smile, help craft some Valentine’s Day Cards, and share the Burning Man culture through this opportunity for radical inclusion and civic involvement.

What:   Valentine Crafting (on two dates!)
When:  Tuesday, February 5th, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
When:  Saturday, February 9th, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: Burning Man Headquarters, 995 Market Street, 8th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103.
What:   Grab your scissors, glue stick, glitter and fancy heart stickers!  We need many hands to craft 750 valentines.  Supplies and a valentine template will be provided.  You may fashion your valentine anyway you like or bring an idea to share with the group. Everyone is encouraged to express their heart and creativity!   (But, we do have many hearts to make happy, so let’s also keep it simple!)

Want to craft a supply of valentines, but can’t make it to headquarters?  No problem!  Feel free to craft a stack from the comfort of your home.  Please contact  (   for a template and guidelines, and then mail them to:

Heather White
Burning Man Project
995 Market Street – 15th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

What:   Glide Meal Service
When:  Thursday, February 14th, 2:45 PM to 5:30 PM.
Where: Meet: Burning Man Headquarters, 995 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 @2:45 PM. Walk to Glide @3:15 PM. Participate in the meal service from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM.
Volunteers Needed:  10   Please RSVP to  (  .
What:  Burning Man Project is excited to participate in Glide’s Meal Service program and encourages Project volunteers to take part in this wonderful community building experience. Serving a meal is the most popular way to volunteer at Glide.  The organization serves three daily meals and feeds over 2,500 people every day.  More than 10,000 volunteers participate in the Meal Service program annually.  Volunteers are essential to the program as they not only help with meal service, but also help to create a respectful, loving and accepting environment.  This is a great opportunity to participate and share the Burning Man culture within our community.

Please check your schedules and plan to participate in this fulfilling experience.   Make it a valentine to remember – come solo and make new friends or come with your sweetie and participate before your own celebration.  Either way, this event is bound to create deeper feelings of love, appreciation and gratitude – and that’s really what the day is about!

Important Information:  Glide asks that all volunteers sign and submit a volunteer waiver.  It will be provided during the meet up time at headquarters and will be turned in when we arrive for our shift.

Once we’ve finished serving meals at Glide, meal shift volunteers are invited to celebrate the experience and our time together over a meal or drink.

For questions, please contact  (  

For more information about Glide Memorial:

Call for Workshop / Speaker Series Topics and Leaders

What: Call for Workshop / Speaker Series Topics and Leaders
When: Now and ongoing throughout 2013
Where: Please send your proposals to
Why: To bring the ethos and principles of Burning Man to everyday life year-round

The Burning Man Project is scheduling a series of free workshops and talks in 2013, designed to gift knowledge and skills on a peer-to-peer basis. You don’t have to be an experienced teacher: we’re looking for people from all walks of life to pass along knowledge and expertise on a non-commercial basis.

If you like teaching people a new skill, leading a discussion, and bringing the ethos and principles of Burning Man to everyday life year-round, then please suggest a topic you would be interested in.  Preferable topics are those that relate to the Burning Man ethos and Ten Principles in a year-round context, rather than subjects that relate only to the playa.

We’re looking for workshop and speaker topics that don’t require participants to spend money on tools or supplies in order to participate.  The ideal combination is a subject that gets people thinking and is hands-on, though the most important aspect is that it not be limited to what happens only in Black Rock City.  Think expansively about your subject, e.g., instead of a discussion on Gifting at Burning Man, better would be a workshop on How to Form a Gift Circle year-round.

Workshops and talks typically run about 1.5 to 2 hours and can be hosted on weekend days or weeknights. Most workshops will be hosted at our downtown headquarters at 995 Market St (but can be hosted off-site depending on the nature of the workshop), so it is probably preferable if you are in the San Francisco Bay Area.  We are booking workshops/talks every month in 2013, so think ahead and suggest an idea – we’d love to hear from you now!

Please send your proposals to:  (  

Thank you!


Free Workshop! Crowdsourcing & Fundraising for Artists – TH 12.13 @6:30PM – BMHQ

What: Burning Man Project Presents a free workshop – Crowd-sourcing & Fundraising For Artists – led by Will Chase
When: Thursday, December 13th at 6:30 pm Pacific Standard Time
Where: Burning Man Headquarters, 995 Market St at 6th St., 15th Floor, 94103
Why: Because artists are awesome and we love them

Want to create something awe-inspiring and wondering how to cover the costs? If so, this workshop on Crowdsourcing and Fundraising, led by Will Chase, is for you! Any medium- or large-scale art project takes some money to realize the vision … and unless you’re independently wealthy, this will require fundraising of some kind.

Fundraising is easy to overlook or just plain do badly, leaving you holding the bag in the end and potentially in debt. This workshop will cover fundraising strategies, tips and techniques to help you maximize your effort whether you’re looking for help from your immediate community or a broader audience of donors. (Note: this workshop will NOT cover grants or grant-writing. It will instead focus more on on-line crowdsourcing options and similar direct fundraising efforts.)

Afterward, feel free to join the Burning Man Art Lounge social taking place in the Evolution Room – also on the 15th Floor

Please RSVP: if you wish to attend. Attendance is limited to 55.

Want to attend but can’t make it in person? Let us know in your RSVP and we will send you the webcast info. Have a question you want to share? Feel free to email it to before Dec. 13 so we can include it.