Art Grants Now Open!

'Hammockville' installation 2015
‘Hammockville’ installation 2015

The Ministry of Arts offers art grants! This fund comes from a combination of tickets sales and fundraising events and there is up to ¥20,000 to share among applicable arts projects. The value of each grant is determined by the application submitted, combined with Dragon Burn’s own assessment of the project both before and after the event.

The value of the grant will be determined by 2018 March 11th, 6 weeks before the projects need to be ready. However, the grant will not be reimbursed until after the Burn, therefore your team needs to initially finance the project itself. Please take note!

Photon, 2017
Photon, 2017

The project team may apply for up to 100% of the project cost (materials only, not time or expenses) although many contributors ask for less, typically 0 to 80%, since the art project is normally considered a ‘gift’ to the community and event. The Ministry of Arts will make an assessment of the art project based on the below criteria and adjust the grant accordingly. After the event, the grant may be adjusted again if the project fails to live up to the scope of the application.

  • Quality of the art project (e.g. interactivity, whether people like it)
  • Accessibility
  • Safety
  • Sustainability (e.g. reuse of materials, low carbon footprint and material waste) 
  • Leave No Trace 
  • Whether it delivered as per the application 

Your project needs to be planned and costed and receipts/evidence of spending submitted.

Apply here for Dragon Burn 2018, deadline March 4th

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