MODIFYRE

THE CYBERPADDOCK

4-5 JULY 2020

Image: Spygel

 
BURN ARTS STANDS FOR BRISBANE URBAN AND REGIONAL NETWORK FOR THE ARTS
WE ARE AN INDEPENDENT ARTS ORGANISATION DEDICATED TO THE PROMOTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF PARTICIPATORY ARTS AND CULTURE IN BRISBANE AND SURROUNDING REGIONS

BURN Arts is predominantly responsible for the production of Modifyre annually.

 

However, in our year-round presence, we support artists and collectives in Brisbane to hold events for their communities .

Our current Management Committee comprises of the following members:

 

Chair: Marisa Georgiou

Secretary: Dan Adler

Treasurer: Ang Kirkland

Burning Man Regional Contact/General Member: Chris Holt

General Members: Tanya Kirkegaard, Kelly Drennan, Emma Nekous

Contact us at chair@burn-arts.org

The objects of of BURN Arts, Inc. are:

  • to organise, develop and promote:

- an annual arts, music and cultural festival which is inclusive, accepting and safe; and

- other related events promoting self-expression, identity and understanding;

  • to act as a vehicle for the creation and propagation of participatory, interactive, thought-provoking art works and events;

  • to develop and support workshops and training activities for artists and volunteers;

  • to support community-based fundraising events to further the development of the objects of the association;

  • to foster a culture of critical thinking and social activism;

  • to conduct all its activities in an environmentally sustainable manner;

  • to adhere to the 10 principles of Burning Man; and

  • to foster the Burning Man community in Brisbane and regional Queensland.

YEAR-ROUND SUPPORT

BURN Arts supports participatory art for the community year round. If you have a project that is civic in scope and aligns with our values, get in touch! 

Depending on the needs of your project, we may be able to offer: 

- A micro-grant

- Cover from our insurance policies

- Grant writing and funding advice

- Access to tools and equipment (such as our Solar Trailer)

- Grant Auspicing

- Callouts and promotion via our media channels

To get in touch email art@burn-arts.org.

 

MICRO-GRANT SCHEME

We have created a micro-grant scheme of up to $300 per project to fund participatory community activities year-round, outside of the Modifyre event. If your idea is any of the following, we might be able to fund you! Is it: 

  • Impactful

  • Feasible

  • Participatory- touched, inhabited, heard or experienced

  • Responsible (environmentally, socially, ethically)

  • Reusable or recyclable

  • Decommodified

View more information about how to apply and our assessment criteria here, or email art@burn-arts.org for more information. 

 

AUSPICING SERVICES

What is auspicing? As part of our year-round artist support services, BURN Arts inc. can run government grant funding through our books on your behalf. This ensures good financial management (making your application stronger) and saves you from the tax implications of having large sums of funding in your personal bank account. 

In return, we take a 5% auspicing fee, which you write into the grant budget when you apply. 

Planning to apply? Email treasurer@burn-arts.org to find out more. *It is important to note that if you plan to apply, you will need to contact us a few weeks before the due date as grants often require confirmation in writing. 

 
THE BURN ARTS REGIONAL NETWORK

IN ORDER TO LIVE UP TO OUR NAME, IN 2019 WE OPTED TO FORMALISE OUR NETWORK WITH NOMINATED COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS THROUGHOUT REGIONAL QUEENSLAND AND NORTHERN NSW

OUR GOALS ARE:

 

  • To ensure that regional members outside of the Brisbane city centre feel included and have equal opportunity to contribute to the community.

  • To grow our membership base, theme camps and community in regional areas.

From February 2019, we’ve started small with the Northern Rivers area, and plan to grow the network as this new program finds its feet.

 

Watch this space!

If you live regionally and would like to get involved, or better involved, in our community, you can contact your Regional Champion for updates on the committee’s and the community’s activities, support to hold fundraisers and events, and for a more chances to connect socially.

REGIONAL NETWORK CONTACT DIRECTORY

Burning Man Regional Contact for QLD & Northern NSW

*This is the person who communicates between BURN Arts and Burning Man Org about both Modifyre’s activities and the wider burner community’s activities.

 

Chris “Krishna” Holt

regionalcontact@burn-arts.org
 

BURN Arts Regional & Indigenous Liaison

*This is the person who communicates between BURN Arts & Community Champions

 

Tanya “Kwirky” Kirkegaard

tanya@modifyre.org

Community Champion(s) for Northern Rivers

*The ones on the ground making it happen!

 

Ravin Corvid & Lea Elsley

northernrivers@modifyre.org

Ph: 0419501285

NSW Northern Rivers Burners Facebook Group

 
 
TRANSPARENCY + POLICIES
LINK ROUND UP
MODIFYRE AFTERBURN REPORTS

2017 Afterburn Report

2018 Afterburn Report

BURN Arts, Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation, incorporated under the Associated Incorporation Act 1981 (Qld) (Incorporation number IA56243).

BURN Arts, Inc and the Modifyre Community wish to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the Country
upon which Modifyre takes place, the Bigambul and Kambuwal Peoples.  

 

We also wish to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the Country upon which we live, learn and work, the Jagera and Turrbal Peoples.
We honour their Ancestors and pay our deepest respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.  

 

We extend that respect to all First Nations People, for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes of
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across the nation. We honour and respect their continued cultural and spiritual relationship
to their Traditional Lands, Seas and Waters and recognise their unique and valuable contribution to society.  

 

Sovereignty was never ceded.