A unique way ... of life.

The Culture

A unique and distinctive culture emerges from the Burning Man experience. Rooted in the values expressed by the Ten Principles, this culture is manifested around the globe through art, communal effort, and innumerable individual acts of self-expression. To many, it is a way of life.

Burning Man NL supports cultivating projects and activities across multiple disciplines. Burning Man NL provides infrastructural tools and frameworks to support our community in applying the Burning Man ethos in our region and beyond.

Burning Man NL will bring experiences to people in grand and joyful ways that lift the human spirit, address social problems and inspire a sense of culture, community and cultural engagement.

To get a sense of the richness and dynamism of the Burning Man experience as a way of life, explore the Burning Man Timeline and story collection.


Burning Man exists solely because of contributions to and from our community. Whether these gifts are made manifest in funds, labor, artwork, or other forms, they are the fuel that powers our work in the world. As a culture we are devoted to acts of giving that are unconditional, and as individual contributors, we acknowledge that all such gifts are given freely, with no expectation of reciprocity or exchange. Each gives according to his or her nature and capabilities, and no one is entitled to special treatment as a result. No contributor, regardless of the magnitude of his or her gift or position, will receive preferential treatment or undue influence over the course of our actions in the world.

Being a 'Burner' is more than going to an event. It's a way of being in the world.