ArtJump is the Burning Man Netherlands art 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.
The name says it all: 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!
After the successful first ArtJump edition last year, we are gearing up for this year’s ArtJump FUNdRAISER. Check the event for all the essentials!
Who can apply?
One of the most recognisable aspects of ANY burn event, is the abundance of amazing and inspiring art. Burning Man Netherlands wants to support the artists behind these art pieces, to share their art with a greater audience across Europe.
Any artists with an existing art piece that is participatory and interactive, can apply. A professional (international) jury of dedicated burners and artists are given the daunting task of judging and grating the ArtJump awards.
Some small print does apply for the art that is entered, which you read here.
Ready to apply?
Do you want to be one of the artists that has a chance to go on a road trip with your art? Applications are due March 15, 2018. The registration is closed. You can check out all the entered artwork on the ArtJump website.
What happened last year?
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.
- Stephanie Pecoste, Art team Nowhere
- Ian Beaverstock, Independent artist and consultant: built a temple at BRC.
- Ifat Golan, Art team and board member Midburn
- Daniella Rubinovitz, Art team Burning Man Netherlands
Everyone could contribute to the funds themselves, by auctioning of art on our Art Jump auction. This was a finger-licking playground for art-lovers and Burning Man-addicts :), where people could bid on 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.
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 at Blijburg aan Zee, followed by the Equinox Spring Party. It was a very good night and the first in hopefully a new tradition!