2018: A team of community leaders were able to organize a Decompression event, bringing back this annual Burning Man community rite of passage following an 8-year hiatus in New York City. Monies raised above the direct event costs were placed in the dedicated NYLoA account to fund future Decompression events and art grants.
2019: NYLoA established bylaws, a board and a framework to apply to for 501c3 status. NYLoA backed the second successful Decompression event.
2020: The organization's Board issued a call for art grant applications, announced the opportunity for all interested community members to participate in the review committee, convened that committee to review project applicants, but then canceled the selection process because of the 2020 event cancellations anticipated due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
NYLoA received its official 501c3 status.
2021: NYLoA remained inactive due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
2022: NYLoA solidified its process for art grants, once again issuing comprehensive announcements inviting community members to participate and apply, and administered a set of formal art grants.
NYLoA backed the third successful Decompression event on September 22.
2023: The Board looks forward to issuing this year's set of art grants, and will announce the honorarium selection process in the Spring.
THE HONORARIUM REVIEW BOARD
NYLoA is looking for community volunteers to assist in the process of reviewing art for the 2023 arts awards.
NYLoA will post on BurningMan.NYC Social Channels INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK, TWITTER & New York Burning Man Announcement list via email with those details around April/May. Who is a good fit to be on the review board? Anyone who can make the time to review applications on multiple days and can effectively communicate why/why not an application is a good fit when given parameters.
Announcementa will be posted on BurningMan.NYC Social Channels INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK, TWITTER & the New York Burning Man Announcement list
All art and immersive experiences that originate from the New York City region and are created for the Burning Man Community can be submitted for consideration, regardless of the intended event or venue. Specific grant details will be available prior to the application process.
TENTATIVE TIMELINE FOR 2023 NYLOA GRANT PROCESS
*Honorarium Board Member request posted - 6/1
*Letters of Intent Due - 6/1
*Invited Projects Receive Application Request - 6/16
*Application Due - 7/1
*Honorarium Board Member Meeting - approximately 7/7 (subject to schedule poll of Board committee members)
*Projects Chosen/Announced - 7/14
If you would like to sign up for our grant review board you may do so at this link.