This was a website to promote an art grant funding and temple for Burning Man in 2014.
It would have been my 12th year out there.
I had to step away from the award of the largest art grant ever awarded at Burning Man because of risk related to gifting a civic building; a sacred space for the community.
Burning Man wants a big temple each year but they want to put the entire risk on the artist's shoulders. No culture does this.
Nowhere in the world: except at Burning Man.
"Metaphisics that, man in the white hat."
I made public for the very first time, a one-sided contract from Burning Man. Things got a little exciting for everyone. Oh my goodness ....what daylight does with problems that need to be fixed.
The Art Grant Contract was revised after a tremendous amount of work and emotion by a lot of artists. It can be improved by a few modifications to reflect the intent and prominence of the event.
Well, I now know who my friends are.
"Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you'll be criticized anyway."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
"Good friends stab you in the front" - Oscar Wilde
How can Burning Man become, and set the highest standard as, the best self-expressive and art event anywhere in the world by having the best support, grant process and environment for artists anywhere in the world?
THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION: LETS ANSWER IT.
OUR ARTISTS AT BURNING MAN NEED THE BEST
ART GRANT PROCESS AND CONTRACT
Did a bad contract begin in the pages below?
Wait a minute...the letter below just showed up from a storage space at 575 Pierce St in San Francisco!
So, where did the contract language come from then?