What is nICE?
Previously known as “Fire- Up!”, “Snowhere”, “Thing In The Snow”, “PISS OFF” or “FROST”; nICE is a yearly or so get together of people that are somehow connected through, or interested in, Burning Man and its regional sister events such as Nowhere. Although nICE is not an official Burning Man event, it remains true to the famous 10 principles. nICE is about coming together and celebrating connections. It’s about friendship, art and inspiration.
This will be the 8th episode of our adventure in the snow. We’re aiming to build a little Winter Wonderland in and around a lumber mill in the Emmenthal region in the beautiful Swiss Alps. You are invited to join in, to get active in true burner spirit and come up with inventive solutions to help us create a little village of our own with warm places and hot spots for everyone to share. You’ll have lots of space to create warmth and comfort on the field. Help us build igloos or other kinds of shelter, or bring along your yurts, tepees or sweat lodges.
Wir sind alle MEISTER!
We operate on one principle only, we call it the Meister Prinzip. We are each fully responsible for what’s going on in our proximity, to create the best experience for ourselves and everyone. That means that we take care of one another and our surroundings. If we see someone who needs help, we offer it, if we see some trash on the floor (or as we like to call it, MOOP) we pick it up, if we see something that needs to get done, we do it. We all run this event together and it is the responsibility of every single one of us to make it the best we can. This is a completely volunteer run event, and we all take responsibility for its content. If you want content, help us provide it. We want to create a safe space for everyone to enjoy, fully be themselves, and to be free to experiment. This means we need to respect one another and seek consent if we want to include someone in our experience; be that a photo, a touch, a hug, or anything else. Just be nICE!
The first wave of online ticket-sales will begin on the 13th of December 1pm CET. The second one will take place on 21th December at 1pm CET. We have a few more tickets available than in previous years, but be advised – we usually sell out very fast. We’ll be introducing a tiered system depending on your accommodation choice. You can get your tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/ref/440085/event/2469110
Art/ Innovation Grants
Get your application in by 9th of December midnight CET by sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org .Everyone present at the Börning Beiz of the 10th December (that’s our monthly meeting in Zürich) gets to vote on which projects we’ll support. If there are any funds left over, or donated during ticket sales, there will be a second round running to the 9th of January, we’ll vote on the 10th.
We will cover up to 70% of the cost of your project to a maximum of 200 CHF. This is not for transport or labour, but only material costs. Get creative!
If you are interested in being part of the core team we invite you to come to our monthly meeting, Börning Beiz. It’s on the 10th of every month. The next one will be on the 10th of December in Kafi Schoffel, Schoffelgasse 7, 8001 Zürich from 4pm. We’ll be concentrating on all things nICE and voting on what projects to support. Come, meet the team and be a Meister!
Your contribution counts! It’s not just about building and art. There will be many possibilities to take on smaller tasks during the event that makes the event a success. We’ll let you know details once the first wave of tickets is sold. For now we’re looking to fill a number of key roles. Please get in touch via email@example.com if you are interested in taking on any of the following:
Transport Meister: You’ll help coordinate transport of equipment; you should definitely live in Switzerland and ideally have access to a large vehicle.
Workshop & Performance Meister: You’ll be coordinating and scheduling the various performances and workshops.
Main Kitchen Meister: You’ll help the volunteers find the things they need in the kitchen and make sure we all get fed. You will also be helping with planning the menus and ordering produce from the local farm and shops.
Effigy Meister: Design and build something to burn. This position comes with a budget and we’ll find a team to help you with the build.
LNT Meister: We aim to leave the place in a better state than we found it. You make sure we really do this.
Build Meister and crew: Arrive early to help us build our winter wonderland. We need some people to help us set up a big heated tent and other outdoor shelters. And people who can stay late to help us take everything down again.
Décor Meister and crew: You’ll help us beautify our little village. We’ll have various teams for the various locations. There will be some budget allocated to this as well. You could be part of the chill out décor team, the dance hall décor team, or outdoor décor team, for example.
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