Transformus 2018 Art Grants

Creativity Grant applications for Transformus 2018 are now open until April 30, 2018!

Fill out the Transformus 2018 Art Grant Application.

One of the most incredible elements of the Transformus experience is the artwork and creativity that blankets the landscape and fills the corners of Mysteria.  It lives in the memories of everyone who has attended. We invite you to contribute to that experience, and we would love to hear your ideas and see if we can help fund their completion. Anyone can apply for an art grant; you don’t have to be a professional or even consider yourself an artist. We want YOU to make something awesome!

We are excited to announce that our Art Grant budget for 2018 has increased to $25,000! This will allow for even more amazing art.

All forms of creativity may apply. In addition to fire and lights, other awesome iterations of creativity are: performance art, crazy costuming, interactive installations, sculptures great and small, flying dreams, mutant transportation, and ephemeral experiences. You can engage any or all of the five senses and give us all an experience to take home that we won’t find anywhere else.  The number of projects we will fund is not limited, nor the amounts granted to each, but the total amount of funds we have limits the final results.

Please forward any questions to creativity@transformus.com.

 

Transformus M.A.D. Grants

M.A.D. (Mysteria Art Development) Grants are funding provided by Transformus to bring ALREADY EXISTING art pieces to Mysteria. We would like to see projects that have been to other burns come to Transformus! We invite you to contribute to that experience, and would love to hear your ideas and see if we can help fund them. We have worked hard to level the playing field, so read through everything and show us the amazing thing you want to share with the Transformus community! Fill out the form for M.A.D. Grants.

MAD Grant applications for Transformus 2018 are now open until April 30, 2018!

Fill out the Transformus 2018 MAD Grant Application Form

Please forward any questions, images, renderings, and other support materials electronically to creativity@transformus.com.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply?

Anyone can apply for an art grant; you don’t have to be a professional or even consider yourself an artist. We want YOU to make something to share! This is an all ages opportunity. If under age 18, the individual must have an adult sponsor that is approved by their parent or guardian (if not one of those). If you are an adult burner with some creative youngin’s, work with them to help pitch and develop their ideas and let’s bring some of their art to Mysteria!

What are the limitations on Art size?

Fortunately, Marvin’s Mountaintop is huuuge, so we have plenty of space for even the largest art!

When can I expect to know whether or not my project has been selected for a grant?

Here’s an estimated timeline.

  • April 30 – Art Grant Application Deadline
  • May 2-7 – Jury Process (The jury reviews blinded applications, scores, selects projects, and recommends funding via conference call TBD)
  • Early May – Applicants and TLC are notified of their selection and funding
  • May 9 – First payment of 60% checks sent out to artists
  • June 20 – Proof of substantial completion will be due for distribution of the second payment of 40%

What are the limitations on what the grant funds can be used for?

Exemptions from funding:

  • Individual Theme Camp (note that creativity placed within Theme Camps can be considered)
  • Artists’ time, labor, or personal transportation costs
  • Theme Camp Infrastructure (structures, bar, sound systems, lighting, etc.)
  • Alcohol/ traveling bar related
  • Large scale equipment, including durable items mainly intended for personal use

On what criteria are the Art Jury’s decisions based?

  • Feasibility: Physical, financial, and schedule-wise. Is it well thought out and realistic?
  • Community Engagement/Interaction – Does it engage burners and add to the Transformus experience?
  • Safety – Is it safe, in regard to fire, heights, sharp metal, or other physical danger? Remember, this is an all ages event. Children will be present.
  • Leave No Trace Environmental Concerns – Is it effective within the Marvin’s Mountaintop environment? Does it adhere to burner principles?
  • Jury Preference/Personal Appeal – The jury considers if it is something they would personally like to see at Transformus.

I’d like to be part of the Art Jury. How can I join?

The Art Jury interest form for Transformus 2018 is now open until April 30, 2018!

Fill out the Art Jury Interest Form for Transformus 2018 here.