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Alchemy

About Alchemy 2007 was the inaugural year for Alchemy. The 2007 event grew from a thought to a 350+ person participatory experience in a manner of months. After the conclusion of the 2007 burn, a town hall meeting was held in order for the team leads to recap their roles at the event, and to solicit comments from the community. A Board of Directors was voted on and chosen by the community to oversee finances for the burn and make key strategic policy decisions. The Alchemy festival and Flashpoint Artists Initiative strive to abide by the 10 Principles of Burning Man and the Mission Statement of the organization.

"The mission of Flashpoint Artists Initiative is to encourage growth & development of a community that promotes artistic creativity & freedom of expression." The festival is run entirely by teams of volunteers who gift an incredible amount of personal time and effort. The Board has very limited responsibility, and relies on teams and team leads to make sure Alchemy happens!

Our Symbol There have been a number of questions about the meanings behind the Alchemy logo.

Alchemy - The Georgia Burn began its life in November of 2006 at an area Meet and Greet, and held its first burn in 2007.

The name "Alchemy" was suggested early on and gained hold quickly. The name captured much of what participants do at a burn -- creating something magical, unique and powerful from the combination and ultimate destruction of common materials. Several attempts were made at developing a logo, including early logos based on the alchemical symbol for Phosphorus, among others. Then we hit upon using the alchemical symbols for the elements. A sketch was created that used the four traditional alchemical symbols corresponding to the elements of Earth , Fire Fire, Water and Air. These sketches were further refined in Photoshop, resulting in what we have today.

As is probably clear, the logo is a stacked set of the four elemental symbols. Where the original symbol had a line bisecting it, in the logo this becomes one of the two outer triangles. Put together, the elemental symbols create something very new in the Alchemy logo. As a side note, we've also released the Alchemy logo into the public domain.

The first and second year's effigies, designed and created by Keith Prossick, were a 3D representation of these stacked symbols, with each shape painted the appropriate color to match the element it represented.

ABOUT FLASHPOINT ARTISTS INITIATIVE Flashpoint Artists Initiative is a community run non-profit that runs the events Alchemy and Euphoria and supports the arts in the Southeast.

Our mission to create spaces for the expression of art- be it through developing classes for novices, putting on events to showcase the work of experienced artisans, or financially supporting arts in the local communities where we participate.

We coordinate closely with our communities and seek to be a positive influence that cultivates and promotes artistic expression.

FAI is run by a community-elected Board of Directors serving two-year terms each. They can be contacted at board@flashpointart.org with any questions or feedback.

Alma Burn

Yanaguana Community Arts Collective LLC Our Mission is to create and facilitate an event that upholds the principles of community, radical self-expression, and leave no trace, as well as embraces the local art and culture of the San Antonio Area.

Apogaea

Apogaea is a regional Colorado Burning Man event, taking place every year in June. Art, performance, sustainability, radical inclusion, and radical self-reliance. Join us, all are welcome! Here you will find an experiential forum where our ever-expanding community practices freedom of expression in an environment of participation, sharing, and creativity. We invite you to join us in a place where our spirits are as high as the mountains and our minds are as wide open as the plains!

Apogaea Inc. is a Colorado based 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation dedicated to the advancement of the arts. The organization is composed of a nine-member board of directors, four officers, one of the Colorado Burning Man Regional Representatives, and Ignition, the team of voting members governing the nonprofit. The management, staff, and performers of Apogaea are strictly volunteers and never receive any compensation for their time & effort.

Apogaea Inc.’s primary mission is: to maintain a community that cultivates interest in and pursuit of art, music, and artistic expression. Each year, Apogaea awards tens of thousands of dollars in Art Grants for installations at our annual event in June, with the same name as the corporation.

Apogaea is registered as an official Burning Man Regional Event for Colorado. The event is a temporary autonomous zone operating under the guidelines of Burning Man’s Ten Principles: Radical Inclusion, Gifting, De-Commodification, Radical Self-Reliance, Radical Self-Expression, Communal Effort, Civic Responsibility, Leave No Trace, Participation, and Immediacy.

Burning Seed

Burning Seed is an experimental gathering dedicated to creativity, collaboration and a cash-free community — conceived, built, run and returned to nothing again by YOU. People new to Burning Seed often assume that a Burn is like a festival — a mostly passive experience where event producers organise everything and you just need to rock up for the show.

Instead, a Burn is created by its participants, not for them. There ain't no fancy-pants production company curating from up on high or digging our ditches down below. There are no sugar-daddy sponsors, advertisers or stalls either. There is only you + me and a gifting economy.

Together, we pool our resources, skills, ideas and imagination to create the funding, the city, the entertainment and the experience itself. It's a week filled with art, Theme Camps, gifting, performances, crewing, music, fire and more. We also take care of our day-to-day needs and the environment, while we're there and when we leave.

It is this very act of collaboration and participation that makes Burning Seed special, and our week culminates with the burning of the Effigy and the Temple before the city returns once more to forest.

But while we still call Australia home, our heritage is the global family known as Burning Man, which began life on a San Francisco beach in 1986 and has been taking place in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert since 1991.

Each year, tens of thousands gather on an ancient lake bed to create Black Rock City, a whirling dervish of radical expression, collaboration and art that lasts a week and culminates with the burning of a wooden man and temple, before the city disappears again without a trace.

This annual torch for creativity and community has jumped Black Rock City limits, sparking a subculture and regional Burns around the world, including Kiwiburn, Afrikaburn and Nowhere, among many others. And that’s where we come in.

As one of two regional Burns in Australia, we have built our own Red Earth City on the east coast since 2010; first in Bellingen and now in Matong State Forest, NSW. Our kissin' cousin, Blazing Swan, is showing how the west was won by inaugurating a WA Burn in 2014.

Our experiment in radically participatory creative community has jumped our own Red Earth City limits as we continue to bring these principles home to other projects under the umbrella auspices of Burning Man Australia.

Kiwiburn

Kiwiburn is a participatory festival, where we, the participants, bring and make the things that we want to have here. There are no central stages or headline acts, no queues and few crowds, just a series of surprises. Every performance and art piece is there because somebody has decided to bring it and put in the effort to make it happen. If you want to listen to a particular kind of music or create some other kind of fanstastical experience you can get together with friends and set up a Theme Camp. If you have inspiration, you can make art or host an event.

Kiwiburn is a collective experience. Everybody contributes, everybody buys a ticket, even people who have volunteered year-round to make this event happen. As there are no paid performers at the event, there are no spectators, and what is shared are the passions and dreams of those who gift them. You cannot ‘attend’ Kiwiburn, though you can be a part of it. There will be no money exchanged for anything at the event (except ice). We are co-creating a gift economy and a different kind of social reality to go along with it. Feel free to radically express yourself, and please respect other people’s boundaries.

Due to this collective nature we cannot offer you a program or featured artist list. You can check out the list of registered Theme Camps and Art Installations each year, though as to the true nature of what will be at Kiwiburn, we have no idea—and that’s the beauty. There will be various kinds of music, art installations and people in costume, neon lights, fire spinners, drummers, random surprises, dancers, free spirits and healers… but that’s just us, and what we are doing… bring your passion and share with us your dreams.


Resonance

WHAT IS RESONANCE RESONANCE is the Wichita Burner’s annual four day camping event that up holds the ideals of the Burning Man Festival and other regional burns throughout the world. The goal of Resonance is to unite the scattered Burners and potential Burners of Kansas and the Midwest in this celebration of Art, Fire, and Life – further spreading the unique Burner experience throughout the region.

Like Burning Man, we will build a temporary city-community of tents, domes, light, dance, fire and music in the wilderness (in this case the plains, not the desert). We will celebrate our diversity continuously from Thursday through Sunday morning. Then we will dismantle our city and Leave No Trace.

Resonance is held on secluded Private property, located in the Flint Hills near Sedan Kansas less than a two hour drive from Wichita. We will occupy a beautiful semi-established dispersed style Campground. There is no running water on sight so make sure you bring extra for washing and cooking. The site does have 16+ portable restrooms on site, horseshoe pits, a large pond with a doc, Phone charging stations and two pallet showers that may be reserved for emergency use.

See - Survival Guide