Joanne v wrote:Hi All,
Entering my first Art Installation grant proposal and I am wondering if everyone rents their own heavy equipment or is there any available to rent or share when you are there? I'll need a crane of some sort and perhpas a back ho. Any advice would be appreciated.
theCryptofishist wrote:Back hoe? You planning on digging holes?
unjonharley wrote:Joanne v wrote:Hi All,
Your (first) post shows me you have no idea of what your talking about...
Token wrote:Cranes, scissor lifts, hysters, all doable if you have a funded art grant. There is some level of service available from DPW on a best-effort kind of schedule. Ergo, when they have free cycles to help out.
Your contact will elaborate when and if you get the gig.
Overall though, best us to be 100% self reliant. Rent a scissor lift or similar and adjust your building technique for the device capacity.
Digging into the Playa - strictly forbidden for mere mortals. Don't even think about it unless you know whom to fluff and blow. Not joking on that one.
Good luck on your grant application.
trilobyte wrote:I'm moving this over to the Q&A board, since that's a better fit for general preparation questions (the Art & Performance board is more for announcing and updating on specific projects for that year's event).
+1 to what Token said. You'll want to plan to be (radically) self reliant. It's not only helpful from a project management standpoint (a project is more likely to succeed if it's thought through and planned accordingly), but as more and more demands are put upon Burning Man's heavy equipment, they become less and less likely to have the time to help out (DPW is there first and foremost to build the city infrastructure and the man). When either applying for a grant or registering your project, you may want to check with ARTery to find out about resources for equipment rentals, or getting in touch with other artists who may be interested in sharing in a rental. Good luck!
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