Getting involved with projects is one of the best ways to meet new people in the Houston Burners community and bring an idea to life. Any and all skill levels are welcome.
Below is a list of projects happening now in our community with a short description and a contact. If you’d like to help in any way, please fill out the form at the bottom to be put in touch with that project lead. Many of these projects are also discussed at our Weekly Church Night and have events and meetings scheduled on our Calendar.
If you’d like to add your project to the list below or need help creating a page for your project hosted on the Houston Burners website, please contact us. Note: projects housed in the Houston Burners non-profit have an asterisk. These projects enjoy sales tax, liability and insurance protection through the non-profit and have oversight from the non-profit’s board. Contact a board member if you would like to discuss housing your project in the non-profit.
ART AND EDUCATION PROJECTS
- – Book of Dust: a collaboratively written holy book, not to create religion, but rather to incorporate existing beliefs into a structure which may provide guidance in a future world. Contact: Mohawk John
- – Margareta Appalachia: a large-scale art project headed to and supported by an honorarium from Burning Man. Contacts: Orange Mike and Pyro Pantera
- – Tree of Life Art Car*: skill-building arts education project headed to Burning Man and next year’s Houston Art Car Parade. Contact: Sharknado Andy
CAMPS AND INFRASTRUCTURE
- – Houphoria: an experimental, sensory-filled, bar camp headed to Burning Man placed at 2:30 and E. Contacts: Noah and Brik
- – Houpla*: camp focused on getting new burners to Burning Man placed at 9:15 and J. Contact: Sharknado Andy
- – Houston Burning Man Community Truck*: panel truck taking gear between Houston and Burning Man. Contact: Sharknado Andy
- – Starship Factory: a Houston-based art collective which executes projects designed to imagine a boundless future, and through that imagining, to manifest that future. Contact: Mohawk John
- – Playa Pity Party: renegade community arts group, southmorehouse presents, parodies one of the 10 guiding principles every year during Labor Day weekend. Contact: Corvette Laurette
- – The Speakeasy*: annual FUNraiser to support general community resources and infrastructure. Contact: Corkscrew Kathleen
- – Quarterly Art Grant Committee*: manages a quarterly art call and $500 grant process for community projects seeking funding. Contact: Orange Mike
- – Warehouse Committee*: a group dedicated to keeping the Community Warehouse clean and a functioning maker space. Contacts: Gandhi Greg and Andrew Lin
RECURRING ART PROJECTS AND EVENTS
- – Unbroken Spring Regional Burn*: The Houston-area burner community holds a regional burn during Spring Break (mid-March). This four-day event is dedicated to art, music, fire and radical self expression. Contact: Pyro Pantera and EpicFail
- – Crawfish Boil Fundraiser*: annual spring FUNraiser to support general community resources and infrastructure. Contact: Corkscrew Kathleen
Note: * denotes a project housed in our Houston Burners non-profit