Posted on May 16, 2015 by Info-bot
Lakes of Fire 2015:
The Effigy burns in just under 36 days! http://tinyurl.com/loffigy15countdown
Our ticketing lottery continues to wind its way on down through the waitlist. If you didn’t yet get tickets in the initial Lottery, don’t give up! Start reaching out to friends in your community, who may have an extra from their winning waitlisted number. Remember, only REGISTRANTS can get added to someone else’s winning lottery draw. If you don’t know how to reach out, just start here! http://www.lakesoffire.org/connect/
THE WHAT-WHERE-WHEN (WWW)
The deadline is approaching VERY quickly! In fact it's THIS SUNDAY, May 17th!
Every year Team Info-bot, the Placement Team, and the Lakes of Fire community put together a WhatWhereWhen guide to let folks know WHAT is happening, as well as WHERE and WHEN the dozenty-hundreds of participatory art activities are taking place each day at Lakes of Fire.V
If you have a theme camp, art project, workshop, playshop, performance, special event, or participatory activity you want people at Lakes of Fire to know about, fill out the WWW form. Team Info-bot and Placement will do the rest! < a href="Http://whatwherewhen.lakesoffire.org">http://whatwherewhen.lakesoffire.orgHurry! The deadline is May 17th!
Here’s this year’s Survival Guide. Read it! http://www.lakesoffire.org/survivalguide/
Donate to our Art Grant Fund! Click this link, then the DONATE button. (http://www.lakesoffire.org/artgrants/)
For a fun Principled Minute on our Communal Effort, go here! https://soundcloud.com/lakes_of_fire/communal-effort
3977 West Wilke Road
Montague, MI 49437
ART HONORARIUMS: Huzzah! More art!
Lakes of Fire and the Great Lakes Experimental Arts, Inc. 501(c)(4) that run it are thrilled to announce 2015’s art grant recipients.
G.L.E.A. 501(c)4’s Art Honorarium program covers the cost of bringing existing art to to Lakes of Fire! This year’s honorarium budget was $3,000!
THANK YOU to the Lakes of Fire community, for supporting this program! It is quite literally your money that makes this program possible! The full descriptions of these art projects can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/contraption15honorariums. http://tinyurl.com/contraption15artgrants
Here are the artists whose pieces are coming to this year’s Fabulous Contraption, as a result of this program, in no particular order:
de Dar a Luz
Justin Eastman - $420.00
Moths to a Flame
Scott Hopkins - $90.00
Scott Potter- $500.00
Jeddin White - $100.00
kurt feuer - $200.00
Leland Drexler-Russell - $400.00
Tom Wilson - $658.00
Lisa Mcaninch - $632.00
KIDS: Bring ‘em!
Lakes of Fire is a family event that welcomes participants of all ages. People under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a 21+ parent or guardian, both at entry, and at all times during the event.
You are responsible for the welfare of minors in your care. You should know where your children are and be aware that A FEW activities are adult–specific. At the very least, non–sexual nudity will happen, and it's your responsibility to determine how much of it your minors are exposed to.
Lakes of Fire has a special kid–friendly zone for families with younger humans.
Minors 12 years old and under are welcome to join Lakes of Fire free of charge. Participants 13+ must pay the full ticket price.
For the protection of kids at Lakes of Fire, all parents and guardians are required to register each minor in their care at the Gate Station.
Failing to adequately supervise minors in your care is your fastest ticket out of Lakes of Fire, as you will be immediately ejected without exception or recourse.
For more tips on how to negotiate bringing your children to a Burning Man event, please see this informativ
WEE BURN 2015: Participate!!
Calling all creative fire loving people!
For the first time ever, the Fire Art Safety Team (FAST) is putting together a project and we want your help. We all know how much everyone at LOF loves to watch things burn. We also know how daunting it can be to even think about building something to burn. For LOF 2015 we are creating a project for everyone who has always wanted to build an art piece and watch it burn. Start here to learn more. http://tinyurl.com/contraption15weeburn
Welcome to the MINI-EFFIGY PROJECT aka wee little burn
Friday night at North Beach, FAST will be setting up a burn platform (extra sand on the already sandy beach) that will be the showcase location of the MINI-EFFIGY Project. The Mini-Effigy Project is open to anyone who wants to build an art piece and watch it burn. There are some guidelines but they are small, just like the project you will build.
MEDICAL / E.S.D.: You need a hero?
A volunteer Emergency Services Department comprised of a Medical Team, Fire Team, and Mental Health Team will be on hand to triage and treat any medical problems or injuries, or assist with wayward fires or participants. On–duty ESD Medical and Fire Team volunteers can be identified by their yellow t–shirts. Mental Health volunteers will be on-call, as needed and can be accessed via on-duty ESD volunteers and Rangers, who can also help you obtain medical or fire assistance. The ESD Tent will be clearly marked on the Lakes of Fire map. A Sanctuary will be provided for those who need its soothing embrace. Seek help at ESD directly, or we can come to you. All of our Medical Team volunteers are trained and certified Healthcare providers, many with EMS and ER experience, as are most of the Fire Team volunteers.
ESD volunteers are also your portal to off-site medical care locations.. While you have the right to contact 911 directly, please try and route the request through a Ranger or an ESD Team volunteer so that we can remain “in the loop” and facilitate. In the event you need to be evacuated to a hospital or wish to travel to one yourself, contact ESD Medical. We will provide information or assistance to get you to the local hospital or Urgent Care Center.
Self–reliance is one of the tenets of Burning Man. Please help us to help you by bringing a basic first–aid kit with each group and knowing how to use the contents. We’re happy to treat any problem that you cannot handle yourself. If you have a pre–existing medical condition that you feel may become a problem during the event, please make a campmate aware of it and inform the ESD Medical Team. If you have any questions, feel free to approach any on–duty ESD volunteer.
RANGERS: Your friends!
The Lakes of Fire Rangers help to preserve the safety, welfare, and quality of experience of our community while supporting participants, to embody the 10 Principles.
Rangers are first and foremost citizens of Lakes of Fire; they are burners and participants just like you – they are not “law enforcement.” Pairs of Rangers can be found circulating the event 24/7 helping out as needed. They carry radios to access additional resources such as Emergency Services (Fire & Medical) and are trained to mediate disputes. Rangers provide timely information in a variety of situations.
You can spot LoF Rangers by their all–khaki outfit with Ranger logo and Ranger hat.
Rangers do prefer that you practice radical self–reliance first, and ask for help second – but participants are encouraged to ask for assistance when they need it.
If you're interested in joining the ranks of the LoF Rangers, fill out the LoF Volunteer application and express your interest. You'll have to commit to a training session and to work a shift in a sober condition. It's a wonderful way to hold space for the event.
All Ranger Volunteers must participate in a training session. There will be 1 pre–event training in Chicago, 1 pre–event training in/near Detrioit, and 1 on–site training Friday morning. Rangers@LakesofFire.org
COLLABORATION: All together!
Our community values creative cooperation and collaboration. We strive to produce, promote and protect social networks, public spaces, works of art, and methods of communication that support such interaction.
This means that you are always encouraged to work with your friends, old, and new, on any project that provides experiences and fun to other participants. We share the work, and share the joy!
That’s all we’ve got for you today. Can’t wait to see you at the FABULOUS CONTRAPTION!