Burnt Oranges conducts various fundraisers throughout the year to raise money to fund art grants for public interactive art as well as our various other endeavors.
Tax Deductible Charitable Contribution
For federal income tax purposes, you can deduct as a charitable contribution the price of each invitation less its fair market value. We estimate the fair market value of each invitation to be $15.00.
PreHeat: Mid April
PreHeat is place where Burners from various cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies gather to participate in a temporary community filled with interactive art, music, and radical self expression. It is a place that exists only because those that attend choose to create it and is a direct expression of their collective and diverse visions. PreHeat is intended to be an official Regional Burn and as such the 10 Principles of Burning Man act as the cornerstone of PreHeat, but our expression of those principles extends far beyond the Playa.
There is no definition for Participation, rather it is up to each individual to determine its meaning to him and to appreciate the interpretations of others. Some choose to gift handmade trinkets, some gift their art or talent, and some their time; whatever form it takes the only common thread is that it is about sharing of yourself with your community and having the freedom to do so in whatever way you are comfortable.
Community, participation, self-expression, self-reliance, and generosity of heart are the lifeblood of the Burning Man community. Welcome to PreHeat!
AfterBurn: Mid November
Florida burners are a very diverse group of people. We are from many cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies. However, someway or another we have all been brought together through a common experience. At heart, we all identify as BURNERS. However, being a burner consistently means different things to different people. Thus the lifestyle, philosophy, and art of being a “Burner” is not easily defined. For many it is about sharing ourselves and who we are: our inherent gifts and talents. It is about celebrating the moment together. It is about not only being free to be ourselves, but also being able to bring out the best in each other. It is about the overwhelming creativity and inspiration, the smiles & hugs, the crazy art, the antics, and the fire. Community, participation, self-expression, self-reliance; these tenets are also lifeblood of the Burning Man community and integral to the AfterBurn experience. We will create our own experimental community, burn our own effigy, and PARTICIPATE in our own back yard! There are no rules about how one must behave or express oneself at this event (save the rules that serve to protect health, safety, and the community at large). Rather, it is up to each participant to decide what and how they will contribute to our community. Whether you are new to the Burner experience or are a seasoned veteran, you are encouraged to reach into and connect with yourself to find your niche in our community. Participate! The giving of yourself is the greatest gift you can give to your community, and is imperative to the survival of this unique experiment.