Founded in 2008, Burnt Oranges Inc. received 501(c)3 Charitable Organization and Florida Non-Profit Corporation status in 2010.
Operated by a Working Board of Directors, the organization has no employees.
Burnt Oranges is devoted to cultivating interactive art through artist funding and advocacy, by creating supportive venues for interactive artists and performers, and through public education of interactive art.
To increase knowledge and appreciation of interactive art, to provide interactive artists regular opportunities to express themselves, to provide funding for interactive art and art education, to build a community of interactive artists that fosters civic responsibility and cooperation.
In 2010 Burnt Oranges donated $1500 to build the Temple of Flux in Black Rock City, Nevada.
Burnt Oranges wishes to support the creative work of interactive artists. The Annual Interactive Art Grant is meant to encourage interactive artists to create inventive and innovative work and to provide the support necessary to expand their creative process. By facilitating the professional and creative goals of interactive artists, Burnt Oranges cultivates a community in which the artistic voice contributes to both the quality of life and a creative economy. The artist must provide a return to the community, by means of temporary exhibit, performance, or other community participation as defined in the Grant Agreement.
Applications are open year-round.
Burnt Oranges wishes to support the creative work of interactive artists through it’s semi-annual retreats. The Micro Art Grants are meant to encourage interactive artists to create inventive and innovative work for inclusion at these events. By facilitating the professional and creative goals of interactive artists, Burnt Oranges cultivates a community in which the artistic voice contributes to both the quality of life and a creative economy. The artist must provide a return to the community, by means of temporary exhibit, performance, or other community participation at these events.
The Micro Art Grants will be for up to $400.00 and will be awarded to multiple projects.
Applications are open year-round.
Based on the 10 Principles of Burning Man, these annual events draw participants from all over the world.
Events are based on an organizational structure similar to that of New Zealand’s KiwiBurn with volunteers filling roles of administrative staff, an executive committee, and an event operations committee. Departments of event volunteers provide operational logistics from our community Rangers to our gate teams and Leave No Trace (LNT) teams that ensure property we visit is left in the same condition we found it in.
For federal income tax purposes, participants may deduct as a charitable contribution the price of each invitation less its fair market value, estimated at $15.00 (2017)
Membership in the collective of artists and co-creators is free and voluntary; the only requirement being previous volunteer experience or a current desire to become involved.
An annual pledge of $50 or more helps provide funding for art grants and programs designed to benefit the interactive arts community throughout the Southeast.
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We believe that by supporting Interactive Art, we grow community and build Social Capital. We promote the arts, not for profit, but to grow connections and strengthen the community.
In addition to providing funding for these important programs, your membership helps strengthen our community by representing the Interactive Arts Community and the importance of interactive art to the community at large.
Le bateau des fantomes,
an interpretation of a Viking ship comprised of branches and tree limbs harvested from the community was the recipient
of a 2010 Annual Art Grant from Burnt Oranges.
Burnt Oranges, Inc.
5337 N Socrum Loop Rd.
Lakeland, Florida 33809