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Legacy / Skillshare / Burner Exchange Art Grants now open!



Over the years, the Firefly Arts Collective (FAC) has been proud to provide grant support to Firefly artists to enable them to express and fulfill their varied creative visions. These grants are intended to support and promote radically-expressive, community-based, interactive and/or collaborative projects that help define and shape the creative core of the event.

Art is a central part of Firefly, and the event wouldn’t be the same without the wonderful pieces that have been brought to Vermont over the years. Bringing art is a great way to add a piece of yourself to the event and contribute/participate in a meaningful way.

There are seven (7) different types of grants:

  • Moonshot Grants [Closed]
  • Temple Grant [Closed]
  • Creativity Grants [Open, Early Application Closing: 2/16]
  • Creativity Grants [Open, Second Round Closing: 3/15]
  • Legacy Grants [Open, Closes 3/29]
  • Burner Exchange Grants (BEX Grants) [Open, Closes 3/29]
  • Skillshare Grants [Open, Closes 3/29]
  • Smol Grants [TBA]

The Creativity Grants are our primary grants, and are designed to fund creative new projects to be shared with our community during the Firefly event. Creativity grants are awarded in tiers of $150, $300, $599, $1000, $1500, $2000.

NOTE: The Creativity Grant process is divided into two rounds. Artists who get their applications in by the first deadline will have their submissions judged first and, if accepted, will have their first checks soonest. Furthermore, those whose applications are not accepted during the first round will have an opportunity to revise their proposal and resubmit it for the second round! This process gives artists more time to create art, or the opportunity to refine their design and further address committee concerns.

The BEX Grants are for art that already appeared either at a regional burn event or Burning Man, and showcases the local flavor of its origin. Grant money is intended to be applied to minor maintenance / improvements and shipping costs to Vermont. BEX Grants are awarded for up to $1000.

The Legacy Grants are designed to support preexisting projects which have been previously awarded art grants from Firefly. These grants go towards maintenance, repairs, minor improvements, and so forth. Legacy grants are awarded in tiers of $100 and $300.

The Skillshare Grants are a special type of grant, debuted in 2016, and allow artists to broaden or deepen their skillsets by funding specific classes or training in an artistic field.

The Smol Grant is our lowest grant level, between $40 and $99, for artists whose ideas are big but whose budget is smol. These grants will be awarded on a rolling basis after most other grants have been decided.

Submissions due: 2/16 OR 3/15

Legacy + BEX + Skillshare + Smol

How Do I Submit?
Submissions are handled through the Firefly Art Grants Web Portal. If you signed up in a previous year, your accounts are no longer active. Please sign up again so we are sure to have your most current information on-file!

For even more information, please visit the following web page:

Feel free to reach out with any questions to:

Thank you!
– Firefly Art Grant Core

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