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. 


HAAM Covid-19 Resources

From: HAAM

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


Integral Care

From: Integral Care Foundation

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


From: National Alliance on Mental Illness

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


HUD: Avoiding Foreclosure

From: HUD

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

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

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.


Austin Energy Customer Assistance Programs

From: Austin Energy

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 Banks/Pantries

From: Capital Texas Food Bank

Description: Feeding families in need.

Deadline: NA

Austin Independent School District Meals and Produce Boxes

From: AISD

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.


TWC Child care Resources Page

From: Texas Workforce Commission

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. 


Austin Public Health Testing Sites

From: City of Austin

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


COA Covid-19 Economic Recovery

From: City of Austin

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:

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.

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!

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!

What is Ignition Philter? Learn more at

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

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 and  check out the Facebook Group for more info.

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 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 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:


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.

Ticket Info, Lead Openings, Important Dates and More!

All your December Announce Info in one place!

While you’ve been working on warming up (or cooling off depending on the day), your year ’round, hard-working Area Facilitators and AAR, LLC have been  ramping up the next season of activities to prepare for Burning Flipside 2020! And they have some announcements for your enlightenment. Burning Flipside will be here before you know it!

New Ticket Window! Save the Date(s), Start Saving the Dough and Make Art Go with Ignition Philter!

Burning Flipside is moving the 2020 ticket window a week to give people a little extra time to recuperate from the holidays.  The window will be open from January 13 to February 3, 2020. Register and mail in your request in this window. 

Tickets will be the same price as last year. $132 for adults and teens, $40 for kids 7-13, $0 for children 0-6. Please NOTE: AAR, LLC does NOT plan not to have a second-round ticket sale. Find more ticket info at

While you are thinking about those tickets, think about donating to Ignition Philter to support Flipside-bound art.  Consider selecting this option in your electronic ticket submission!

Spring Town Hall!The next important date for your Burning Flipside planning is February 1! Come get excited, meet some of your leads, learn more about what the “Org” is up to, learn about the effigy and other art, and see old friends you haven’t seen since last Burning Flipside! Come out to Spring Town Hall on February 1 at Lloyd, the Warehouse at 3106 Industrial Terrace, Austin, TX 78758.

Lead Openings!Want to volunteer, but not sure how? Learn or hone your leadership skills by helping fill some key department lead roles!  Equipment Librarian, Art Logistics, City Planning Admin, 411, Media Liaison, Interzone Coordinator, Parking, Shaven Apes, Radio, and Land Search still need you! Contact our Volunteer Coordinator AF if you are interested, or learn more about the departments on our Operations page!  

Speaking of helping…Do you want to help others learn about all of the departments that help make Flipside go? Our Volunteer Coordination Team is busy developing videos to help provide the above info in a more dynamic form and they could use your help! If you have video equipment or skills, or want to learn some skills, please Contact our Volunteer Coordinator AF to express your interest.

Important Burning Flipside Dates!  For your planning convenience, our planners have set some major Burning Flipside dates. Find more and add to your favorite calendar app at

Shaven Apes Needs a New Lead!

The Shaven Apes department needs a lead!

Shaven Apes is an all volunteer department of Burning Flipside responsible for lifting, moving, and fixing things. Shaven Apes can help with things like theme camp setup, art installations, building your shade structure, and will even help you pitch your tent or just provide transportation. We’re there to provide the extra hands (and strong backs) needed to get things done.

The Lead of this department will recruit volunteers to the Shaven Apes, set up shifts of Apes, be responsible for the Apes’ carts and radios at Burning Flipside, and support the Apes’ volunteer corps. They will work with the Site Ops AF on any pre- or post-event requirements. This is a fun community-facing leadership role, with strong support from and cross-pollination with other Site Ops departments.

Contact Robin, the Site Ops AF, if you’re interested or have questions.

Effigy proposals now being accepted


You should make up an Effigy for this year’s theme “The Sacred and Propane”.

You see, as of this moment everyone in the entire community is allowed to submit an idea for an Effigy. Typically, we get maybe 2 or 3 proposals, and those are rookie numbers. We need to bump those numbers up. Maybe you can help us; we’d like YOU to submit your half-baked, I-really-don’t-have-time, beautiful ideas. In the very least, all it takes is a few drawings and some stylistic hand-waving. In the most complete version, there’s a big ol’ form with lots of requirements, responsibilities, and other miscellanious unsexy-but-still-totally-essential data (linked below).

Don’t think about that though, instead think about this:

Just start ideating. Draw something, list a couple of ideas, whatever. However far you get, send that in. Don’t worry if it’s not done, or silly, or whatever. Butterfly effects rule the art world, so your ideas and energy will go somewhere.
For those who’ve ideated, drawn, and are starting to imagine the paths between their mind and reality, here’s some very realistic things you should also think about:

  1. Think of who your support network is going to be, and who their support network is going to be. Giving birth to 3 ton wooden baby meant for flames can be an ordeal. Be ready to need help.
  2. Reduce your “vibes” down to a few simple core themes. This will help a lot with getting people on board without having to really explain anything. It’ll also help with thematic cohesion.
  3. Music matters. The crew and you are going to be spending a lot of time listening to something, and to a large degree the music you listen to will define the vibe of the entire experience. You’ll be too busy to do this during build, so start early!

Check out the proposal guidelines here.