Department Structure (i.e. BAMF)
Important Contact Information
Board Member Liaison
Department Roles and Positions
Art Committee Lead
Groups: Art Committee
Works with: Art Committee Member, Art Committee, Registration, Placement, Board of Directors, BAMF, Event Coordinator
This is easily a year-round position. It requires knowledge of decisions made by the Board in their monthly meetings and coordination of efforts with other Leads to maximize the incorporation of art into the event.
Communicate with the Apo Board/Liaison, and probably attend most monthly meetings. This is a really key role for the event, and it’s very helpful to be well informed to properly direct the grant process and ensure that decisions made by the Board support the art goals for the event.
More concretely define and document the Art Committee’s mission & values, policies & procedures including ethics and conflict of interest. This should be done in conjunction with the Liaison and/or Eric to ensure that they accurately support the legal burden placed on us as a 501c3 organization.
Develop the committee including selection of new members and a definition of their role.
Develop the committee schedule, including grant deadlines.
Make sure artist liaisons are communicating well with artists.
Develop grant rubrics.
Work with Communications to ensure proper notification to the community as well as Placement, and other relevant departments to ensure that artists are properly accommodated at the event.
Make sure artists submit receipts.
Art Committee Member
To apply, email: email@example.com
Works with: Art Committee Lead, Art Committee
Works with: All Ignition
The Artistic Collaboration Lead facilitates communication between artists and the community to encourage bigger and better art at Apogaea
Works with: Placement Lead, Placement, Art Committee, Art Committee Lead, BAMF, Fire Performance Lead
Responsible for designing, building, transporting, and installing the Effigy at the event.
Fire Performance Lead
Works with: Effigy Lead, Temple Lead, BAMF
The Fire Performance Lead will be in charge of overseeing the safety of fire performers and scheduling fire performances.
The Lead will report directly to the Safety/Fire Lead.
The Fire Performance Lead will schedule numerous open fire performances to occur periodically throughout the event at sanctioned areas.
All fire performers wishing to take part in open fire performances shall receive a permit to perform from the Fire Performance Lead or one of the Lead's Deputies.
Gate, greeters, and info booth will be informed prior to the event of the logistics for permitting and will receive a list of Deputy names to provide attendees who arrive with fire performance equipment.
Prior to receiving a permit, fire performers will be subject to and must satisfactorily participate in:
Inspection of fire performance equipment
A safety speech
Approved fire performers will receive the signature of the Lead or a Deputy on their wrist bracelet. Fire performers must have an authorized signature and a designated safety before performing at public fire performances.
Works with: Temple Lead, Art Committee, Art Committee Lead
With the savings created by using our previous year’s effigy, the Apogaea 2013 board has voted to use some of the saved funds towards officially supporting a Temple project. We've seen Temples at previous Apogaea, but this will be the first year the board experiments with officially funding and supporting such an effort. As a result, we are facing a glump of brand new challenges and questions. We are looking for a community volunteer to help field the questions, drive the process, and help ensure that this new experiment has the best chance of success we can offer. Candidates should be passionate and knowledgeable about the Temple concept both at Burning Man and various regionals. You will need to attend several board meetings and proactively communicate with a variety of departments and members of the community. We want you to research and report on concerns related to the entire process from the initial public request for Temple proposals through to burn procedures including a storage plan should we be unable to burn again this year. We need someone who will hit the ground running as we wish to get a request for proposals in front of the community as soon as possible.
Works with: Temple Champion, Art Committee, Art Committee Lead
Responsible for designing, building, transporting, and installing the Temple at the event.
Links to Google Drive Documents
From existing “CATS/Art/Creative Grants” page:
CATS/Art Contact Emails:
firstname.lastname@example.org - Point of contact about all things related to Art within Apogaea, Inc.
email@example.com - Point of contact for the Apogaea creative grant process
CATS pages on the public website (apogaea.com):
Other art-related resources:
Other CATS Wiki Pages: