Closing for Stage 3

Flipside Participants,

We are sad to report the Flipside Warehouse will be closed due to covid again as the Austin/Travis county area has reentered Stage 3 restrictions.

All events, including church night, will be cancelled until we hit Stage 2 again.

While we understand that many of you are vaccinated and feel the risks of attending events at the warehouse are justified, AAR does not want our community to contribute to the larger community’s difficulties at this time. Hopefully, this closure will be much shorter than the last and we can see you all at the warehouse again soon.


– AAR, LLC

Burner Art Safari & Virtual Burn 2021

Burner Art Safari 2021

Aaaand here we go- we have a MAP!

Poke around, click on the “flags” for titles and details of the individual art pieces. Some pieces will be available 24/7 from Wednesday May 26th to Monday morning May 31st, and some for only part of the time, some are permanent pieces that will stay on the year-round map, some have special time sensitive events listed in the notes, etc.- check out the descriptions for more info and make your plans accordingly. 

You may have noticed that this map has grown and spread- once Memorial Day is over and as we slowly unwind from the pandemic, permanent pieces will stay on the map for all your globe trotting, road tripping needs. Please feel free to spread the word to your communities so this map can keep growing and getting better.

Have a publicly accessible piece you’d like to share? Awesome- you can get details about Burner Art Safari, get a link to the map, and register your piece on the website: https://burnerartsafari.org/

DO NOT Trespass– please don’t waltz on to anyone’s property uninvited. Stay in your car/on the street/sidewalk. If you happen to see someone, feel free to wave and thank ‘em- just don’t go ringing doorbells or charging them for conversation. The people and projects that are interested in interaction will tell you- ASK FIRST.

DO NOT Touch The Art– This is not an invitation to go messing with people’s art. If the art was meant to be interacted with, they’ll let ya know.  

PHOTOGRAPHY- If you see a sign near the art specifically asking you not to take pictures, don’t. 

VIRTUAL BURN  

This year, community members present a virtual burn portal site that will link out to the various activities happening, such as:

– Bigger & better Minecraft burn & discord chat

– Altspace (BRCvr) burn

– Streaming DJs, parties, activities, burns

– Art Gallery

– Anything else you can digitally dream up!

The theme was voted on by the community… So, naturally, it’s NSFW. At least it’s clear this ain’t no corporate sponsored event! We are so eager to play with you!

*Virtual Burn Portal & Survival Guide*

www.howdyfuckers.online

*Virtual Burn Discord*

– This will be the main audio/visual channel for the duration of the event

https://discord.gg/cwAdhQ5eDt

*Minecraft Virtual Burn*

– Build your camp, your art, and connect – just be sure you’re connected to the discord channel for audio

[link coming soon! Join the Discord above and the #planning-minecraft channel for more details!]

*Wanderful Gallery*

– Wander the land, look at art, catch up with friends with audio/video right inside the platform

[link coming soon! Join the Discord above and the #planning-gallery channel for more details!]

*Altspace VR*

– Explore, dance, connect

[link coming soon! Join the Discord above and the #planning-altspace channel for more details!]

KFLiP, Pyropolis Public Radio will be on the air for Virtual Flipside 2021! Our community has come together to create 4 days of programming, starting on Thursday Night at 11pm and going until Monday afternoon. Catch all the shows, see the calendar of upcoming shows, and interact with the DJs at www.kflipcamp.org! We still have room if you’d like to have a show! Sign up here:
KFLIP DJ Signup – Virtual Flipside 2021 – Google Sheets

HUGE thanks to all the artists who are participating and sharing their awesome projects, on and offline. You are inspiring and your efforts are so appreciated! As always, this magic couldn’t have happened without you and we are all so grateful. We are excited to be able to share a little magic with our friends and family inside and outside of the community. Happy (art) hunting! 

NOTE: If you use google maps extensively, you may want to play with your layers settings.

BURNER ART SAFARI MAP

Memorial Day 2021- pARTicipate!

No Burn? No problem! There are still plenty of ways to share your craft with the community. Have an awesome project have you been working on? Was there a cool thing you wanted to be working on? Or maybe you have a piece all dressed up with nowhere to go? You can still share it–THE TIME IS MEOW.

There are several ways to participate, so let’s do this! 

Join the Virtual Burn! This option is great for live-streams, pre-recorded videos, digital pieces, and fragile artwork. Post your sweet watercolor, stream a cool jam session, make a video of how you fold your laundry–get creative with it! Simply make and upload the thing, sign up with this handy form, and join the fun over Memorial Day Weekend!

Not sure how to participate? Find out more at the Town Hall this Saturday at 8pm:!

https://fb.me/e/2kRqXFPJ4

Can’t make the Town Hall? Information is also available through the Virtual Burn homepage: http://howdyfuckers.online/

Already know how you’d like to participate? Fill out this form!

https://tinyurl.com/virtualburn-signup

And, finally, save the facebook event on your calendar! Do it, do it now!

https://fb.me/e/1hG5NNa3t

Art Safari! This global self-guided art tour is open to anyone! It’s simple: make a thing, display the thing in a publicly accessible location, and reach out to the team so your art gets on the public online map. THIS EVENT IS ONGOING! You have the option to display your creativity year-round for the pleasure of the Global Burner Community. No one will kick you out on Monday! Art registration FOR the Memorial Day event will close Monday, May 25th (ah, deadlines…we missed the normalcy). 

https://burnerartsafari.org

KFLiP needs YOU to put together a set. Feed the Radio Machine! Here’s a page full of info on how this works, and where you can sign up:

https://docs.google.com/…/13BGK…/edit…

Need some inspiration? Listen to your favorite radio station RIGHT NOW at https://www.kflipcamp.org/

Additional Support for Art Projects

The Art Projects Seeking Support page on the Burning Flipside website  is currently available for artists seeking support for the Burner Art Safari. Looking to help someone? Go check it out. Want to be listed? Here you can share your crowdfunding links, requests for materials, call for hands, etc.for you Burner Art Safari project. . 

Your contribution–no matter how small or strange–is meaningful. Our community is only what we put into it. Now go and make a thing! Make two! Make ten! There are no limits. Spread the word ❤

Covid Resources

This list of publicly available resources is provided for informational purposes only, with a focus on Austin, Texas. AAR, LLC is not affiliated with any of these entities and programs. Click on the links for additional information and eligibility requirements. This list will be updated periodically. Check back for updates. 

ATX ARTIST SPECIFIC 

HAAM Covid-19 Resources

From: HAAM

https://www.myhaam.org/covid19

Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) has collected a list of resources for local musicians and is requesting feedback from the community to identify additional needs.

Deadline: NA

MENTAL HEALTH

Integral Care

From: Integral Care Foundation

https://integralcare.org/en/home/

Description: Supporting Travis County. Mental health resources; 24 hr help line 512-472-HELP, ongoing counseling available, drug and alcohol treatment assistance, and some housing support.

Deadline: NA

NAMI

From: National Alliance on Mental Illness

https://www.nami.org/Home

Description: Stated mission: NAMI provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.

Deadline: NA

HOUSING

HUD: Avoiding Foreclosure

From: HUD

https://www.hud.gov/topics/avoiding_foreclosure/fctimeline

Description: HUD.GOV helps people find strategies and resources to avoid foreclosure.

Deadline: NA

Relief of Emergency Needs for Tenants (RENT) Assistance Program

From: City of Austin

http://www.austintexas.gov/rent

Description from the site: “The Relief of Emergency Needs for Tenants (RENT) Assistance Program provides full rent payment for income-eligible Austin renters financially impacted by COVID-19.” Open until funds are exhausted.

Deadline: This program will accept new applicants until funds are depleted. *Update* program has additional funding for now, please apply sooner rather than later.

Stop Tx Eviction

From: Texas Supreme Court collaborating with local legal entities

https://stoptxeviction.org/

Description: Apply for legal assistance, obtain information about your rights as a renter, find out about rental assistance in your area. This service was created to help direct people (renters) who need help with evictions.

Deadline: NA Pilot program serving 19 counties in Texas will move to serve the entire state by the end of January. Ongoing program.

UTILITIES

Austin Energy Customer Assistance Programs

From: Austin Energy

https://austinenergy.com/ae/residential/your-bill/customer-assistance-programs

Description: A list of programs offered by Austin Energy to support customers during the pandemic.

Deadline: Many programs only available until 9.30.2020

FOOD

Food Banks/Pantries

From: Capital Texas Food Bank

https://www.centraltexasfoodbank.org/

Description: Feeding families in need.

Deadline: NA

Austin Independent School District Meals and Produce Boxes

From: AISD

https://www.austinisd.org/openforlearning/meals

Description: Meals are produce boxes are available for children under 19 and sometimes parents/caregivers, for those that qualify. Dependent upon funding- the program was originally designed to terminate in December but will continue in varying ways throughout the school year (2020-2021). Please click on link for details.

Deadline: Update- free meals will be provided to anyone under 19 “as long as there is a need” for remote students. Please see site as it is updated very often as funding and resources change.

CHILD CARE

TWC Child care Resources Page

From: Texas Workforce Commission

https://www.twc.texas.gov/news/covid-19-resources-child-care

Description: Information and resources for child care and early learning through the TWC.

Deadline:  Dependant on funding and per program, check their website for more information. 

COVID-19 TESTING

Austin Public Health Testing Sites

From: City of Austin

https://austintexas.gov/covid-testinfo

Description: Free Covid testing is available in the City of Austin. If you have insurance, it is recommended you speak with your primary care doctor. Otherwise, take the self assessment on the website to determine if you need to receive a test.

Deadline: NA

GENERAL CITY RESOURCE LIST

COA Covid-19 Economic Recovery

From: City of Austin

https://www.austintexas.gov/economicrecovery

Description: This City of Austin page is designed to help Austinites locate and identify resources in the area.

Deadline: NA

Lloyd’s Donation/Fundraising Update

Blood Drive

Lloyd the Warehouse has been BUSY- whadda warehouse. Huge thanks to the 25 people who signed up to donate blood with We Are Blood this past Sunday. They were so impressed we filled up the slots and kept doing so. After filling up the first standard 4 hours, they reached out and asked to add time and slots and the community stepped up! Well done! If you missed out and still wanted to give blood, you can directly make an appointment with them by going here: https://weareblood.org/

Food Drive

Similarly, the virtual fundraiser for the food bank has gone so very well. We exceeded our goal of $1234 early in the week and the community has continued to give. That fundraiser will close this coming Sunday, May 31st. If you are able and inspired to, please consider throwing even $5 at the good folk at The Central Texas Food Bank. For every $1 that is donated, they can provide 4 meals. https://help-prepare-families.everydayhero.com/us/lloyd-s-virtual-food-drive

Again, thank you to every single person that has participated or that will. You really stepped up! Thank you.

Burner Art Safari 2020

The community provideth. As promised here’s the map for all your self-guided, socially distant, burner safari needs. Poke around, click on the “flags” for titles and details of the individual art pieces. Some pieces will be available 24/7 from Thursday May 21st to Monday morning May 25th, and some for only part of the time, have special time sensitive events listed in the notes, etc.- check out the descriptions for more info and make your plans accordingly. 

If you were hoping to participate and haven’t had a chance to “register” your art project yet (clearly visible from the street), please read the blog and complete the form. It might take a minute, but we will add your art to the map throughout the weekend. 

DO NOT Trespass– please don’t waltz on to anyone’s property uninvited. Stay in your car/on the street/sidewalk. If you happen to see someone, feel free to wave and thank ‘em- just don’t go ringing doorbells or charging them for conversation. Social distancing is important. 

DO NOT Touch The Art– This is not an invitation to go messing with people’s art. Touching other people’s stuff is not respectful and clearly not in the spirit of social distancing. 

PHOTOGRAPHY- If you see a sign near the art specifically asking you not to take pictures, don’t. 

KFLiP, The Voice of Pyropolis will be on the air for Virtual Flipside 2020! Our community has come together to create 4 days of programming, starting at Thursday Noon and going until Monday about 2pm. Catch all the shows, see the calendar of upcoming shows, and interact with the DJs at www.kflipcamp.org!

HUGE thanks to all the artists who are participating and sharing their awesome projects. You are inspiring and your efforts are so appreciated! As always, this magic couldn’t have happened without you and we are all so grateful. We are excited to be able to share a little Flipside magic with our friends and family inside and outside of the community. Happy (art) hunting! 

Please enjoy Burner Art Safari 2020- pith helmet not required but costumes always encouraged. NOTE: If you use google maps extensively, you may want to play with your layers settings. MAP MAP MAP.

Other link to map: Map

Ignition Philter Art Grant Application Open until March 1st

Artists it is that time again! The application for the 2020 Flipside Art Grants through community run organization Ignition Philter are now open.

Get your personal info, your project idea together, your budget #s ready. Last year had so many great pieces-Forge of Hephaestus! Deathgun! A piece went to Space! Burnable art, light up art, cooking and yarn art! Big or small, we can’t wait to see what you’re bringing this year!

 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdyqmHjSbSBrp1qiheO5tm_TEjtNtMvHTG76H3aWxW9NBcdhQ/viewform

What is Ignition Philter? Learn more at https://ignitionphilter.com/

Deadlines, Dates, and Volunteer Opportunities

Tickets, Tickets, Tickets! Today (03Feb2020) is the last day! If you are reading this tomorrow, you are too late! Get that request in the system and that money order in the mail! Flipside is coming.

Support Art! Speaking of tickets…did you know you can support art at Burning Flipside by donating to Ignition Philtre, the community run organization specifically made for supporting burn event art? Just check the box and AAR will pass along anything over your ticket cost to Ignition Philtre. Want to learn more about Ignition Philtre? Visit https://ignitionphilter.com/.

Show the Land some Love! Work Weekend 1 is coming up on Feb 14! Show the land some love. Sign up in the new Flipside Volunteer System at https://secure.burningflipside.com/fvs/ and  check out the Facebook Group for more info. https://m.facebook.com/groups/2705519316210503

Support Safety (so Safety can Support the Event)! If safety is your art, mark your calendar: Safetyside, our regional safety team training event, will be March 27 – 29. Not only do we want folks to attend, we also need help with load-out, setup, tear-down, and load in at Lloyd! Additional info coming soon. If you have a safety class you’d like to teach, please contact Geo at geotexas@gmail.com. Additional Info Coming Soon!

Cleanup Crew Wants YOU! Did you leave the burn last year thinking, ““I am SO gonna volunteer and do something next year to contribute” or “Damn there’s a lotta talk on social media about needing volunteers for stuff, maybe I should do something next year….” OR “F***! I’ve been meaning to volunteer every year and I keep getting trashed and forgot my shift I signed up for…”? If this sounds familiar – CLEAN UP CREW WANTS YOU!!! Do you have a flexible schedule and live within reasonable driving distance to Apache Pass? Can ya get off work the Saturday after Flipside and come back out to help with MOOP cleanup? WE WANT YOU! If you wanna party hard all weekend and do your volunteering AFTER the burn, please send an email to cleaup@burningflipside.com and let us know you’re in!

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It’s Almost Ticket Time!

Keep Your Receipts!

It’s JANUARY!  That’s means it’s Flipside Ticket Time!  And I’m Ste. Michelle, your trusty Ticket Distribution Lead here with some great ways to actually make sure you get a ticket!!

I just spent a bit of time sorting out the last of last year’s emails to the Ticket Lead, into convenient categories like “You’re not Special” and “Can’t Read Instructions.”  However, some of them are more sad, like “Lost in Mail.”

These are the super sad ones where the people did everything right, but the USPS failed them.  It happened to 7 people last year. Which, given the fact that the fantastic ticket volunteers opened over 1700 requests, that’s not too many, but for those 7 people (and any of their +1s), it was a BIG HUGE DEAL.  

Here’s how to make it a minor annoyance instead of a doomsday scenario:

DETACH THE MONEY ORDER’S RECEIPT FROM THE MONEY ORDER BEFORE YOU MAIL IT, AND STORE THE RECEIPT IN A SAFE PLACE THAT YOU WILL REMEMBER.

Because while there were only 7 people whose requests were lost in the mail (that informed me), but there were like 50 people who sent the receipt with the money order.  FYI, that’s just like sending cash in the mail. Don’t do it!  

Remember, it’s still just as satisfying to complain on Facebook about the post office losing your request in the mail with a way to get the ticket money back.  

Also, quit signing the back of the money orders.  They don’t work that way. If there’s no signature line on the front, they don’t need to be signed.  

For all the best information check out the ticket page, or the ticket FAQ.

If those don’t answer your questions, you can always try to get your email sorted into a fun category like “Unfillable Requests” by emailing your ticket questions via the contact page.