We are pleased to announce the ten Burning Man camps for 2023 that have been selected for grants through our Camp Honoraria Program. These camps are receiving $12,250 in total funding to help them bring their unique programs and interactivity to Burning Man this year.
Thank you to our donors whose generosity made our program possible, our all-volunteer Grant Committee whose time and dedication allowed us to carefully review over 60 applications and make thoughtful decisions about which camps to support this year, and finally to our applicants and grant recipients whose commitment to bring their amazing interactivity makes Burning Man the special event it is.
Please join us in celebrating the camps selected for grants for the 2023 event cycle (in alphabetical order):
Art Haus – $1,000 grant
San Francisco-based Art Haus is a collective of musicians and dancers dedicated to creating classical and contemporary productions on playa.
Black Rock City Municipal Court – $1,000 grant
Las Vegas-based Black Rock City Municipal Court has two components: legal observing on Gate Road during traffic stops and searches and running a courthouse-themed bar serving up “frivolous lawsuits” to participants while they learn about their constitutional rights.
Black Rock City Passport Office – $1,500 grant
Bay Area-based Black Rock City Passport Office provides playa passports you can get stamped at various camps to record your travels.
Camp Camp Camp – $1,000 grant
San Diego-based Camp Camp Camp provides an art piece called The Carl Saigon Theatre where weary guests can rest inside a little planetarium listening to the sweet voice of Carl Sagan and enjoying a cup of warm pho broth.
Inspiration Oasis – $1,000 grant
Davie, Florida-based Inspiration Oasis provides a palm-tree-themed fire art project in their camp, among other artistic elements such as tapestries and open mic sessions.
JOBI: Coffee, Tea, or Me – $1,750 grant
Bay Area-based JOBI: Coffee, Tea, or Me provides coffee, teas, and hot cocoa every morning, as well as hosting an in-camp interactive art piece featuring an “electronic mirror.”
Mo’ Better Village – $1,000 grant
Washington D.C.-based Mo’ Better Village is part of the Multicultural POC Neighborhood and features a variety of arts and educational content celebrating Black American and Caribbean American cultures.
Pinhole Project – $2,000 grant
San Francisco-based Pinhole Project provides daily art making workshops and hosts a gallery of the pinhole photography art they create throughout the week. They maintain a large fleet of cameras which they use to document the art and community of Burning Man.
Religious As Fuck – $1,000 grant
Sacramento-based Religious As Fuck provides decommodified and non-judgey Christian spiritual practice and hospitality including morning prayer services and one-on-one conversations, as well as daily services at the Temple.
Remote Control – $1,000 grant
Portland-based Remote Control provides bike decoration and lighting services on playa, as well as supplying participants with MOOP bags to carry on their bikes. New this year is a hip hop and rap workshop where folks can hone their skills.