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SPARK THE ART

Hello out there, all you creative folks,

The Board of Burnt Oranges, Inc. (BOI) hopes you’re all hanging in there, distancing but interacting in meaningful ways.  We’re thinking about you!   We know a lot of you are creating and sharing art to help get through this bizarre part of our history.  Since part of the mission of BOI is to cultivate interactive art and one of our goals is to provide interactive artists an opportunity to express themselves, we came up with a mini-grants program to implement while we’re awaiting the abatement of this pandemic.  This will keep our artistic appetites whetted and give us something to do until in-person meet-ups begin again.

Spark the Art is a microgrant program designed for small funding grants ($20) with a rapid turn-around (one month).  Here’s how it works:

FUNDING:  

We’re asking our Burner community (and anyone else who wants to participate – think family, friends, employers) to make a small donation of $5 (more is even better!) to the microgrant fund

THE GRANT:   

Anyone can apply for a $20 grant from this fund to help them create art that can be shared. This could be visual art, sculpture, music, dance (with a video to share), performance art locally…..use your imagination!  The grants will come in the form of a $20 Amazon gift card delivered via email or SMS.

TO APPLY:

You don’t have to be a member of the Burn community.  Invite your artistic family members and friends to apply, too (and ask them if they’d like to donate $5 or more towards Spark the Art).

We’re asking for a one-month deadline for the completion of your art.

We want to be able to showcase the art digitally from this program at AfterBurn and possibly on our website or Facebook page, so please submit a digital image/recording of your art to art@burntoranges.org.  We’d also like to display your physical art in our Art Gallery at AfterBurn, if it is available.

TO DONATE:

You can quickly and easily send your donation through our BOI Facebook fundraiser: https://www.facebook.com/donate/579853895981688/

Great news!  The BOI Directors have all made personal donations to jumpstart Spark the Art and BOI has matched the first $100!  So, get your applications in; it is a first come, first serve basis for the microgrants and there is already more than $250 in funds awaiting you!

Let’s continue to grow and share our creativity and passion, even while we’re all keeping our distance from each other.  We will burn again together soon.  Until then, let’s Spark the Art!

Love, 

The Board of Directors

Burnt Oranges, Inc.

P.S.  Did you know that if you submit your Amazon orders by signing in through the Amazon Smile website, Burnt Oranges, Inc. can receive a small donation from Amazon?  It doesn’t cost you anything extra and it helps support your local artists!  Try it out today: Amazon Smile

Please note that Burnt Oranges, Inc. does not respond on Facebook to questions or comments, but we ARE interested in your input, questions, and concerns.  Please contact us using our monitored email address board@burntoranges.org and we will get back to you soon.  Thank you.

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Call For Authors, Bloggers and Content Managers

Those with the stories we wish to share, we’d like to invite you to submit guest blog posts as we work toward hiring a community manager to help oversee the growth of our public content.

We’re looking for writers, editors, and community members who have something to share with the public and the community through our web site’s blog.

We’re currently looking for submissions in the following categories:

  • Artist Bios and Spotlights
  • Art Project History and Spotlights
  • Current community project spotlights
  • Past community project spotlights
  • External resources for Artists
  • Community Leadership
  • Civic Responsibility

Article requests:

  • 500-1000 words
  • Your original content (not repurposed content from another blog)
  • Include a photo or graphic if it’s yours – or we’ll find something suitable to accompany the post
  • Your contact information and web site for your quick bio link

If you’d like to submit a post for consideration, please send to board@burntoranges.org. All submissions will be reviewed and you’ll receive feedback if we decide not to use your content. If you’d like to get a “green light” prior to writing, send your outline and overview to us and we’ll ensure it’s not done without being published.

Please also contact If you’d like to help us with content management, editing, and additional outreach.

As this is an ongoing project, there is no expiration date.

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Call For Photography

Announcing a call for photography for use in our new web site and printed materials. We’re looking for incredible imagery that will serve as the true content of our new web site. Whether it’s of large-scale art, images of burning projects, your art projects, your theme camp, or related to the artistic endeavors of the community, we’d love to see it. While we’d prefer that images were taken at the Central Florida regional events, if it’s related to art, building community, and our collective passions, send it.

Here are a few tips that should help us.

  • If your photos contain recognizable people, please have their permission, and ability to secure written permission for use before submitting.
  • Send up to 25 images in JPG format
  • Watermark the images across the image
  • For each photo please provide us with the photographer name, image creation date, location, image subject (name of art piece or persons in the photo) and if possible an image caption. If you’re a professional photographer and embed these in your file header great. If that sounded greek to you, just use the body of the email to include the information for each attached file.
  • For each image submitted, advise if it’s offered as a gift, creative commons with attribution, or copyrighted (filed copyright exists) image
  • Photos should be a minimum of 1920 pixels wide

Should we determine that we’d like to use one, or many of your images, we will contact you to determine proper licensing and use agreements. At no point will these photos be used without your express permission. At no point will these photos be sold.

As this is an ongoing project, there are no deadlines.

Until we can create a better method of submission with image upload and acknowledgement, please send your submissions to board@burntoranges.org

Thank you in advance for your contributions.