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Invited Artists Application

Burn2: Waking Dreams

October 7-16, 2022

Grants Info

Installation Build Area Sizes and LI Allocations:

16x16 meters: 100LI
32x32 meters: 325LI
64x64 meters: 1250LI

Non-square sizes will also be considered,
but not larger than 64m on a side.

On Our Journey toward October

We will have four special regions for art grants. We want to invite artists to apply to contribute their art in this part of the playa. The number of grants is limited but as you can see at left we are going for art that would be similar to what you would find in the "Deep Playa" areas at Burning Man. There were installations of all different sizes and shapes. We want to echo that! We feel that this opens up MORE creative possibilities and an opportunity to put some of the Ten Principles into practice! You are encouraged, but not required, to build your installation to the event theme.

Wondering what sort of art we are looking for? Think Deep Playa: those pieces of art standing out on the playa beyond the Man. On our playa, they will be even beyond the Temple! Here are a couple of links that may get those creative juices going. Please look at these to understand what we are looking for.

Facebook Album: Andrew Wyatt Burning Man 2018
Google Search Result: Burning Man Deep Playa

Keep in mind unless you are the actual creator of the pieces that you see in our example links, you cannot reproduce them in SL. We are looking for original art from you! As you can see in the examples, we seek pieces of art to be scattered out on the playa, various sizes.

We look forward to seeing some amazing art here, echoing the great tradition of Burning Man, out on the playa!


We are so glad you are reading these guidelines! We appreciate you taking the time to read through these.

Your art can be in the context of this year's art theme, "Waking Dreams" - but following the theme is optional.

There are some rules that none of us can ignore, and are outside our control, just as BM must follow Nevada and other local authorities laws. These are the TOS (Terms of Service) for SL and Maturity Ratings, and the CS (Community Standards).

The 10 Principles guide our conduct on all regions ... PLEASE READ THEM and KNOW THEM: 10 Principles

If selected, you will be sent a Burn2 Access tag; remember to wear your Burn2 Access tag while building. There is a 2-minute return time for non-Access objects rezzed on the playa. Nobody likes getting their work returned when they forget to do this!

Information givers on touch are encouraged; please do not include external links except those that are strictly informational, like wiki pages and Burning Man/Burn2 pages.

We want to emulate the "deep playa" look in the invited artist regions. Examples:
Facebook Album: Andrew Wyatt Burning Man 2018
Google Search Result: Burning Man Deep Playa

It can be interactive or static.

It can be built for avatars to climb or walk on it.

Please reconsider if the build REALLY has to be enclosed in a box... we'd rather have the art be easily visible (and accessible) from all sides.

It needs to be 3D, for participants to walk around or in or on it, but can include 2D photos in them (as long as they are your own work).

If there are questions about the rules and guidelines, you can contact Placement Lead iSkye Silvercloud (iSkye Silverweb) or a member of the Invited Artist committee.

The art must be your original work.

No height limit.

Plants, Trees and growing things must be in planters or pots .. creativity using non-living items is encouraged.

Remember, the playa is a long-gone, ancient dry lake bed. No lakes, ponds or rivers exist here. Water is kept in containers and is prone to evaporation.

By default, a plot will not be cut for your installation. If you need a plot cut in order to have a specific music stream or some other reason, contact the Placement Lead.

NO scripts or effects will be allowed to go into or cross over to the other sims.

Do not use any scripts that require interacting with the region server or external servers/databases, such as scanners, sensors and the like and keep script times to .02ms or less, if possible.

Off-playa landmarks and SLURLs break the Immediacy principle. Keep visitors immersed in the here and now, to experience magic of being fully present on the playa! We want everyone to enjoy your AMAZING ART!

BUILD-BY-DATE: 11pm Wednesday October 5th - ALL BUILDING MUST STOP BY THIS DATE. At that point we do a final check and give you a chance to sort out any problems.

At the end of the event, we practice "Leaving No Trace" and pack everything back up. This is the responsibility of the artist.

ARTists are amazing people .. be AMAZING!

You Are Welcome to Apply!

Awardees to be notified after submissions are reviewed.