ArtJump is a funding project with which we celebrate and stimulate art and the European exchange of art, related to the Ten Principles of Burning Man. By providing transport grants to -existing- Burn-inspired art, we hope to enjoy more participatory art all around Europe. Our dream for the future is to increase civic involvement with local communities and let them share in all this beautiful innovative art.
For 2017, we started with exchanging between Burn-inspired events.
The name tells it like it is: it is a jump(start) for getting your art into Europe. Hence: the ArtJump. No rocketscience about that, folks. OK, seriously now.
ArtJump grants are designed to specifically cover a fixed amount of transportation costs for existing art pieces. The grants will allow you to take your (existing) art on a tour through Europe, so that you can show off to more people and reach a bigger audience. Yay!
An official and international jury panel (consisting of Burning Man-related, creative and respectable individuals) examined all proposals Burning Man Netherlands received until April 2017 very thoroughly and eventually choose 2 of the grants:
- One grant for up to 2500 Euro went to Space Tunnel, by Amy Goodchild
- One grant for up to 1250 Euro went to Symphony of Fire, by Uwe Dobberstein & Peter de Man
The 3rd. worth up to 1250 Euro was reserved for ‘the people’s choice’. People that came to the Art Jump Mixer & Equinox party could vote for one of the art projects that submitted a proposal. Rusty, by Ronald Duikersloot and team, got 46 votes and won the last grant.
Artists who meets the parameters, could all apply for an ArtJump grant for their (existing) art piece or performance. You can read all about the process and parameters here or watch the explanatory video on the right. Listen very carefully, it will be explained to you only… well. As often as you hit the replay-button.
You could contribute to the funds yourself, by auctioning of your art on our Art Jump auction. This was a finger-licking playground for art-lovers and Burning Man-addicts :), where people could bid on (your) awesome artpieces or performances or other just really cool stuff. It was a silent & digital auction that provides funding for the Burning Man NL ArtJump grants. The auction were finalized at the ArtJump mixer at April 1 2017 and the last piece was actually auctioned off at the spot.
April 1 2017: finale
We honored the artists and brought a live ending to the silent auction, presented the grants and joined together in creativity and high spirits on our ArtJump mixer on April 1 at Blijburg aan Zee, followed by the Equinox Spring Party. It was a very good night and the first in hopefully a new tradition!