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Rocky Mountain Burning Arts Summit

March 31, 2018 - April 1, 2018

| $50.00

Join leaders from both Burning Man and local arts organizations for two days full of education, networking, and collaboration. With tracks for both operational/Board issues and civic/community issues, there is something for everyone. Colorado and the surrounding region has a deep roster of talented and experienced event producers and community leaders, so we’ve pulled them together for a unique opportunity to learn and play.

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The Summit also coincides with the beginning of Boulder’s Art Week, so there will be enough fun, art-filled activities and events to make a full vacation of your visit to sunny Boulder.

Early bird tickets are available here. Use Code: EarlyBird

A preview of the speakers and topics follows:

Featured Presentations:

OUTSIDE/IN: The World of Burning Man Art
Stuart Mangrum, Education Director
Burning Man Project, San Francisco,CA

Keynote Presentation
Meow Wolf, Santa Fe/Denver


Setting Up a Financial System: Your Critical Partners
Designing a Financial System for Your Board, Volunteers, and the Community

Burning Kids
Inspiring the Next Generation of Divergent Thinkers

Risk Management on the Edge: How to Manage Liability Risk as an Experiential Arts Organization
Incorporation, Insurance, Liability Waivers, and Event Safety Planning.

Connecting Vision, Values, Visuals and Voice in the Arts: Strategies for Change
Understanding Community Content; Reinforcing Sense of Place: Celebrating Community Character; Developing Collaborative Local Implementation Frameworks; Implementing Integrated Arts and Cultural Programming

Labor Law Issues for Arts Organizations
Special Issues for Employees, Independent Contractors, and Volunteers

Walk the Talk
Practicum on Grant Decision Making; Participants Will Make Real-Time Decisions and Conclude the Session by Awarding the Burners Without Borders’ Civic Ignition Grant

Approaches to Conflict Resolution Within Your Organization
Communication and Feedback Models; De-escalation and Resolution; Play and Practice with the Models; Using Mediators and Ombudsmen in Your Community

Lessons Learned from Years of Building Art and Running a Large Theme Camp
Save yourself the trouble and learn from our mistakes.  The perils and pitfalls of running a theme camp with your friends, how to create spaces where people want to hang out (aka, you’re music is too loud and your theme camp is boring), investing in infrastructure, learning to delegate, and the importance of physical play.

Don’t Just Herd Cats — Facilitate a GREAT Team of Collaborators

Help Your Collection of Volunteers Form into a Cohesive Team; Facilitate Great Collaborative Meetings; Ensure Everyone Contributes their Diverse Talents and Points of View; Have More Fun Collaborating!

Supporting Enthusiastic Consent in Arts Organizations

Solutions in the Era of #metoo

Health, Safety and Substance Use at Mass Gathering Events

Panel Discussion
Burner Art Outside of Burner Events

Playing With Fire
The Safe and Legal Use of Fire Effects

Salon Presentations
Short updates on innovative local projects

Idiot Proof Art in the Public Space
Considerations for designing interactive public art while protecting the public and the art from that idiot that wants to climb it.

Unconscious Bias and Arts-Related Work
Defining Unconscious Bias; Common Forms of Bias; Identify Potential Examples of Biases in Arts-Related Work; Plan How to Address and Prevent Biases


March 31, 2018
April 1, 2018


Art in Community, Inc.


Boulder Public Library
1001 Arapahoe Ave Boulder, CO United States + Google Map