Our theme is SYNERGY - when the sum of the whole is greater than its parts! When we work together the effect we create is greater than what we can achieve on our own. And more fun! Synergy is like a symphony, where each musical part combines with the others to create something magical and mystical that is so much more exquisite than the individual parts played on their own.
Synergy is a free flow of expression, where merriment and play, laughter, song, dance, ideas, discussion and environment merge to create a unique and spontaneous experience that is shared among people.
Applications are now open on http://www.burningmanaustralia.com/ for grants for Art Projects, Artists, Theme Camps.
We need you to think about and plan your contribution because the burn is what burners make it. What do you dream? What will you do? What will you try? What will you create? Who do you want to be there? Who will you work with? Who will you invite? Get on board!
What will you bring to Burning Seed? Can you clean, cook, provide a health or well-being service, sing, dance, play, build structures, dig toilets, tell jokes, make cocktails, tell stories, organise things, share information, teach a workshop, share your technical skills, or can you provide another type of service? Do you have tools, costumes, equipment, structures, art/decor, toys, food or beverages you can share?&
We also need people to work in Department of Public Works (DPW), which creates the site infrastructure; First Aid; Rangers, who are dedicated volunteers who patrol the burn after having completed training to help with safety, security and the well being of fellow burners; the Man Build Team; and many other roles. There are tasks now that you can help with too.&
The Burn runs on a Gift Economy - no one is paid for their efforts, we provide them to each other as a gift. Once you enter the event zone there is no exchange involving money or barter. Each of us chooses to provide and accept gifts. Gifts can be anything you choose to share with others. For a great explanation of gifting watch Halcyon Pink's video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naqEr2-7b7E
Let your imagination and your heart guide you, set your intentions, make a plan and get going! Get on the forum at&http://www.burningmanaustralia.com/ and tell everyone what your idea is so we can help!
If you want some inspiration search Burning Man or Nowhere or Africa Burn or Kiwiburn or Burning Seed 2010 to see what other crazy, mind-blowing and heart warming times have been had.&
We can hardly wait to get back, where everyone is welcomed home!&
The Burning Man Principles which the event is founded on are:
Leave No Trace (think about being sustainable, synergistic, and symbiotic)