How do I find a camp?

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How do I find a camp?

Postby jreineking@live.com » Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:39 pm

This is my first Burn. I applied for an art grant and hopefully (finger crossed) will get it. But, if I do get it I'm not really sure where to go from there as far as finding a theme camp to join. Does anyone have any suggestions or want to take in an artist and her group of fearless helpers?
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Postby AntiM » Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:46 pm

Generally, when you join a theme camp, you're expected to pitch in and help make the interactive portion of the camp run. As you're doing an art project, perhaps a theme camp is not the best choice as you'd be dividing your time between the two. A theme camp is more than a place to crash, eat and shower.
What makes you think a theme camp is the right thing for you?
Why not plan and build your own camp?
Perhaps a village would be better suited to your needs.

Check out the How to Join a Theme Camp thread in the 2011 Theme Camps forum.
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Postby jreineking@live.com » Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:54 pm

Thanks for the advice, I'll have to look into it. Honestly I wasn't sure if you had to have a certain number of people to plan your own camp.
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Postby CapSmashy » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:20 pm

If your art grant gets approved, do a theme camp application in conjunction with the art installation.
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Postby Token » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:58 pm

Let's say you do get your art grant, then raise or somehow finance the other 70% of the costs...

... Then you show up with your crew 3, 5, 7 days before gates open or whatever the BMORG grants you for building your fabulous art ...

... And there is nothing and no'on there 'cept some ruged hard looking types building infrastructure.

You may be out there before any theme camp is allowed even close to the gate.
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Postby AntiM » Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:59 pm

A camp can be one person. Just don't hog the real estate.
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Postby Herring » Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:02 pm

You can also just camp on your own.

Some of the volunteer crews camp together, not sure which ones take virgins... probably lamplighters?

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Postby magic8ball » Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:15 pm

I am finding camp of fellow psychics
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Postby Herring » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:00 pm

magic8ball wrote:I am finding camp of fellow psychics


You should start your own. Then when people try to join you can be all "...ask again later..." and "...outlook not so good..."
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Postby Sic Pup » Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:35 am

magic8ball wrote:I am finding camp of fellow psychics



I knew that.
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Postby teardropper » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:28 am

Get a carrier pigeon, tie a string to his foot, throw him in the air and run like a son of a bitch (they're fast).

Safety pin a not to your sparkly jacket and hope a Ranger finds you...

I've got more.
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Postby teardropper » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:31 am

Actually, last year, we saw what looked like smiley face (it sure wasn't) on the Esplanade near 3 oclock, close enough to camp, that you could see pretty easily from across the playa and made as straight a path to that as wobbly legs and incoherent thought would take us...
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Postby teardropper » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:32 am

Carry all your stuff with you and just make a new camp every night.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:12 pm

jreineking@live.com wrote:Thanks for the advice, I'll have to look into it. Honestly I wasn't sure if you had to have a certain number of people to plan your own camp.


How many people will you need to put up your installation? You might as well camp with them, whether in an official theme camp or not.
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Postby jreineking@live.com » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:13 am

wow, thanks everyone. lot of feedback... I guess I will just plan on camping with my crew.
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Postby StevenGoodman » Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:33 pm

If you are an Honorarium Artist (i.e. you get a BM Grant), you will automatically get early entry. Since you have early entry you can (if needed) get space assigned to you just like a Theme Camp. Or you could camp with other early entry people. Depending on the size of your project you can also get early entry for "helpers".

If you get a Grant this will all be explained in the Artist meetings. I went through all of this back in 2008.

http://www.burningman.com/whatisburningman/2008/08_art_funded.html#shrine_mitt

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Postby jreineking@live.com » Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:02 pm

Thanks Steven for your info! It's nice to hear from someone who has received a grant.
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