Art Grant applications are OPEN and -- check this -- extended by ONE MONTH.
We realized that the initial announcements may not have reached enough of
you in time, so we decided to give everyone another month to come up with
Due to unprecedented response last year, *we have a substantially increased
budget this year*. Yes! More money for YOUR ART!
** BUILD THE FIREFLY TEMPLE **
** GET MONEY FOR YOUR BIG ART PROJECT **
** GET MONEY FOR YOUR SMALL ART PROJECT **
** SHAPE THE FIREFLY EXPERIENCE **
Detailed grant information is available here: Firefly Art Grants Overview
New submission deadlines:
*March 13th*: Temple + Crystal
*March 27th*: Creativity + Legacy
*April 3rd*: BEX + Skillshare
Have a grand idea that doesn't fit into our tiers? Let us know:
*Please share this with your friends that may not be on this list, or
watching their emails! *
Submissions are handled through the Firefly Art Grants Web Portal
<https://grants.fireflyartscollective.org/artists>. If you signed up in
2016, your accounts are no longer active. Please sign up again so we are
sure to have your most current information on-file!
Any questions? Email us!
Firefly Art Grant Core
This is a powerful way you can help make our community stronger, so we're pulling it out separately from our first Glowbe edition of the year. Please get in touch if you're interested!
The Firefly Board
Call for New Board Members
We are looking for a limited number of participants to add to the Firefly Arts Collective Board of Directors to fill positions vacated in the past year. The Board is responsible for the financial and legal obligations of Firefly Arts Collective Inc. The Board is also responsible for planning the long term development and growth of the organization. Board members are expected to physically attend monthly meetings in the Boston area and contribute several hours of work per week on a year-round basis.
To learn more about the specific responsibilities of Firefly Board Members, please [ https://www.fireflyartscollective.org/firefly-arts-collective/bylaws/ | review our Bylaws ] .
If you have interest in contributing to Firefly at this organizational level, please fill out this form: [ https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QWriNScgxN2CDCORQmiKIi52NSiiH44tUrf1_rHBWL… | Application for Board Membership ]
After you fill out the form we will reply within a week to confirm receipt and may get back to you with some follow-up questions. We may invite you to attend a meeting to chat more about your responses and let you learn more about how we operate. Once we've had a chance to review all responses the Board will discuss and decide if we wish to add additional members.
The Firefly Board of Directors is relatively small to keep discussion and consensus-based decision making practical. Any candidates who we are unable to invite to join the Board will be kept on file to consider as future vacancies arise, and we will also send out this request for expression of interest on a yearly basis.
We're very excited to get new participants involved with the Firefly Board. Beyond the yearly Firefly camping event we are working on expanding the year-round activities of Firefly Arts Collective. Firefly continues to collaborate with Somerville Open Studios and Figment Boston to bring more community art to our cities, and we are exploring other opportunities to engage more deeply with our larger home communities. We look forward to hearing from motivated participants with the time and energy to help expand and organize our community!
BURNER EXCHANGE AND SKILLSHARE GRANT APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!
Over the years, the Firefly Arts Collective (FAC) has been proud to provide grant support to Firefly artists to enable them to express and fulfill their varied creative visions. These grants are intended to support and promote radically-expressive, community-based, interactive and/or collaborative projects that help define and shape the creative core of the event.
Art is a central part of Firefly, and the event wouldn't be the same without the wonderful pieces that have been brought to Vermont over the years. Bringing art is a great way to add a piece of yourself to the event and contribute/participate in a meaningful way.
In addition to the grants already accepting submissions, t wo more art grants are open for submissions today:
Burner Exchange Grants (BEX Grants)
The BEX Grants are for art that has already appeared either at a regional burn event or Burning Man and showcases the local flavor of its origin. Grant money is intended to be applied to minor maintenance / improvements and shipping costs to Vermont. BEX Grants are awarded for up to $1000.
The Skillshare Grants are a special new type of grant which debuted in 2016. Skillshare grants are designed to help Fireflies gain the skills they need to tackle their art projects by providing up to $300 toward the cost of a class or training session in an artistic skill.
BEX + Skillshare
February 2nd: BEX and Skillshare grant applications are open
March 6th: BEX and Skillshare grant applications are due
March 13th: BEX and Skillshare grants awarded
March 20th: Payments sent out (BEX, Skillshare)
Submissions are handled through the [ http://grants.fireflyartscollective.org/ | Firefly Art Grants Web Portal ] . If you signed up in 2016, your accounts are no longer active. Please sign up again so we are sure to have your most current information on file!
For even more information, please visit the following web page: [ https://www.fireflyartscollective.org/participate/art-at-firefly/art-grants/ | Firefly Art Grants Overview ] .
Feel free to reach out with any questions to: [ mailto:email@example.com | grants(a)fireflyartscollective.org ] .
- Firefly Art Grant Core