New York’s 2022 Decompression event profited $26,558.04.
This will bring the not for profit bank account balance to $51,048.43. After accounting for the art grants in the amount of ($6,305) that were distributed in 2022. More information on those awardees and grant process can be found at https://burningman.nyc/arts/art-grants.
NYLoA plans to set aside $30,000 of the current bank account for the 2023 Decompression event so that we don’t have to rely on an outside fiscal sponsor for that event. We plan to use the balance for the 2023 grant cycle as well as a nominal portion for administrative accounting and filings.
New York League of Arts, the not for profit that runs NYC Decom plans to hold their 2nd set of art grants in 2023. More information on those awardees and grant process can be found at https://burningman.nyc/arts/art-grants. The art grant program is aimed at helping to facilitate the creative process through public art, education and events. The art grant program will be open to applications by the community for any New York City based artist/educator who is building art to be brought to Burning Man, building art for Decompression, or building art for BM-related events in NYC. The application form and criteria will be published in January. We will prioritize funding of highly interactive, community-driven, collaborative works of art that are accessible to the public and civic in scope. We expect to have applications open until just before the Annual NYC Playa Arts Preview event, artists will be notified in the late spring and funds will be transferred in early summer. If you are interested in being on the review board, you may apply by filling out the form at: https://burningman.nyc/arts/review-board
Daniel Zen, Decom Producer & NYC Regional Contact
Stefan Pildes, Decom Designer & Former Regional Contact