Art projects seeking support

Welcome to our Art Projects Seeking Support Page, a listing of Burning Flipside projects that are seeking your support through monetary contributions, expertise, and/or direct participation.

Burning Flipside is a wonderful place for self-expression (so much we made a principle of it!). If you love art as much as we love art, we’re glad you are here. You can help make it go!

Catalyst Collective does not guarantee the success, transparency of finances, project management effectiveness, or individual appeal of any of these projects. Catalyst Collective does not guarantee that you will like this art, see this art, or agree that it is art. We just like art and want art to come to Flipside.

If you have additional questions, please contact the Art Area Facilitator. If you’d like your project included here, submit a project registration.



Looking for Artists of ALL ages, mediums, & abilities to make 1-10 ORIGINAL pieces to be gifted

Hi I’m Kathasaurus, Queen Instigator here at TeamArtasaurus, and I bought a gumball machine that I want to fill with original pieces of art to be given away….yes that means your original piece must fit inside a 2” plastic dome!
Are you a knitter……make a cool headband
Are you a painter….what can you do with a 1.5” canvas or small rock?
Are you a sculptor…..make a pendant or earrings
Are you a poet……have you written any haikus lately?
What can you & your kids do with SHRINKY DINKS?!?!?

Please contact me at for more info
Find me on Instagram @TeamArtasaurus
The gumball machine will be displayed at Flipside
Just think you can say things for street cred like….
“Oh yeah you know, I had some art displayed at a Burning Man event this year!” Hahaha

How to prep your art:
+absolutely sign your work or roll up a piece of paper with a message about your art, your age, or your business/Instagram/Etsy OR just let your art speak for itself
+your art should NOT be MOOPy….spray seal can be your friend
+ each piece can be placed in an envelope or ziplock, to be added to a dome by me
+if the dome is part of your art piece, please contact me and I”ll happily bring you some domes

Please take a picture of your piece and share it with us #ThinkInsideTheDome

At Flipside, please bring your art to the Department of Mutant Vehicles or contact me.

Art doesn’t have to be huge & complicated!
Shrink your imagination!

Project lead: kathasaurus

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1000 Hands

We’re kicking off fabrication of our honorarium art piece, 1000 hands, at Flipside!

Promising to be one of the most monumental works at Burning Man in 2023, “1000 Hands” will be a 50′ tall fabric piece depicting a fiery landscape by day and illuminated scene by night. This work intends to spark commentary and reflection on our climate reality and stir up dreams of an auspicious future.

On playa, the artwork will be shaped by dusty desert winds and human interaction. Participants can swing from handles at the base of the tapestry, feeling “the world on their shoulders,” while witnessing the ripple effect of their actions displayed on a monumental scale. Only when participants swing in synchronicity will the piece move forward and gain speed and traction.

At Flipside, we’ll be facilitating participation in putting together the art piece. Attendees will be guided in contributing by adding fabric pieces that contribute to the greater picture of the art from afar and learn about the leave no trace practices we’re minding.

As the name suggests, we’re hoping for contributions from over 500 people on this piece, showcasing the power of collective action and artistry.


CUDL is bringing our new human connection backed cryptocurrency to Flipside with our initial coin offering (ICO) event on Friday night. We’ll be constructing an elevated stage at ICE with full lighting and sound for our show.

After our event, we’d like to offer our stage (with a lighting set up, but not an amplified sound set up) to other Flipizens who want space to showcase their performance art projects. We are currently in talks with a number of other projects that want to use our space for musical, film, and other performance art projects. Help us help the community by donating to our cause to ensure we can get a large enough stage to accommodate everything from a play about a banana cult to a symphony performance to a Foley night!

Each 8′ x 4′ platform is $25 for us to rent and we’re seeking donors to help us make the stage as big and useful as possible! If you have a project you want to hype, we will add it to our stage skirting, which will be made up of painted logos of our various supporters and donors.

Get in touch with me (Winnie/whimsy) if you want to be a CUDLstage supporter!

You can also make direct donations here via Venmo: @misswinnie. Please add a note that it is for the CUDLstage and leave your contact info if you would like for me to reach out about getting info for the stage skirting or if you have a performance project you want on the stage!

Submit your idea for a CUDLstage performance here:“. Sign up form closes April 24 and schedule will be sent out for confirmation April 26!

Project lead: Winnie Hsia

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Disco Demolition “Zorby”

Have you ever wanted to have a dance party with a few of your friends in human sized hamster balls?

Here is your chance! The Disco Demolition “Zorby!” is a fenced in hamster pen, with multiple zorbs, LED lighting, and music for you to participate in.

You get in the zorb, and run around and dance to your hearts content.

There will be disinfecting between people!

I would welcome your contributions, either in help building (there will be work days at the Houston Burner warehouse) or financially.

Venmo: @epicfailart

Project lead: Epic Fail

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Disco Demolition Pinewood Derby

Ever wanted to make an art car, but didn’t have the space or the money? NOW you can, for our Disco Demolition Pinewood Derby! We are bringing a 6 sided 15’D Demolition Disco Ball Arena for your display and destruction FUN.

There are many ways to participate in and support this project!
-Make and bring a Diminutive art car for exhibition, racing, destruction!
-Make some trophies for participants!
-Donate your old (but usable) aluminet (or other silver shade cloth) to top our disco ball!
Let us know other ways you’d like to participate! Specific opportunities for onsite participation coming soon!

Venmo: @Noreen-Long-1

Project lead: Izzi Burns

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Duck! a meditation

“Duck! a mediation” is a short film that I made in March of 2021. The film captures the movement of water as ocean waves roll into shore through one continuous 20 minute shot. As an art project for Flipside, I would love to project this film in a small peaceful space to act as a sanctuary for meditation, a small retreat from the activity and noise of the burn. The space would have the video projected onto a screen, on a loop, with the audio of the ocean waves. Cushions would be laid out for meditation/comfort for the viewers/participants.

If you are interested in contributing to this project, please email

Thank you for your consideration.
All of the Love!

Project lead: Ryan Ofsthun

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Elephant Cork Mosaic

The Dhaba is making a new decoration and we need help. Bring your old corks to add to our elephant mosaic. I think we need a lot of corks. Please stop by The Dhaba during Flipside and help us glue the elephant into existence.

Project lead: Honey Badger

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Fuck You Telecom

Attention Flipizens!! Fuck You Telecom is coming back, under old management! We’re preparing to place our horrible phone disservice all over Flipside, ready to connect you to distant burners, Rangers, or that asshole trying to sell you an extended warranty for your car! But we need help rebuilding our systems! Kick us some change so we can buy new batteries, the more we get the more payphone booths we can deploy to far flung corners of the burn! If you prefer to help more in the labor department, we’re also accepting volunteers! Check out the links below for ways to donate time or money! PAY YOUR BILLS FUCKERS!!
Venmo: @Daleag02
paypal: @wizard42
cashapp: $the1wizard

FUT volunteers:

Project lead: Dale Gibson

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OCT – Octagonal Combustion Toy

OCT, the Octagonal Combustion Toy, is a main field 20′ tall raised octagon with 8 flame cannons (booshes.) It is controlled manually or via MIDI to serve as a giant visual accompaniment to dance music. It’ll burn through 400lbs or more of propane at Flipside. Check it out at!

I’d really like to raise a couple hundred dollars to buy propane and rent a big trailer to haul it out to the land and back. Thanks for looking!

Project lead: Tim Deagan

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The River Project

This art is best experienced with no advance notice about the project! It will take place partially in or near the San Gabriel River which runs adjacent/through the event. This art hopes to inspire active and passionate discussion about our community values, and how we choose to uphold them.

We’re looking for collaborators as well as financial support, please email for more information.

Funders and collaborators will receive access to planning documents and communication channels in advance. Financials will be updated throughout the planning and after the event. They will be made available to all after Flipside 2023.

Project lead: Princess

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