Burning Man Houston is a gift to the Houston burner community from and a project of Houston Art Collective, a burner-led 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Please note–we’re huge fans of, but not in any way affiliated with, the official Burning Man organization.
Burning Man Houston seeks to provide a friendly and welcoming one-stop source of information for Houstonians interested in attending Burning Man for the first time and to help them get connected with the year-round community of burners in Houston.
Our project looks to Burning Man’s Ten Principles for guidance on its values. We hold all the Principles dear, but we also place a particular emphasis on the following:
- Radical Inclusion – everyone is invited to join our Houston burner community. We make a special effort to seek out new people and make them feel welcome.
- Participation – we place a particular emphasis on getting people involved and off the sidelines. Everyone is invited and encouraged to work and play.
- Radical Self-Expression – everyone’s unique gifts and ideas are welcome. That said, we insist gift-givers respect recipients. In practice, this means we work hard to ensure an atmosphere of kindness and understanding where everyone feels valued and appreciated, especially our volunteers.
- Decommodification – this project itself is a gift and will never generate any kind of revenue. While attending Burning Man typically requires purchasing goods and services like camping equipment and transportation, we strive to help folks minimize the number and cost of these purchases and to make sure they understand their are a variety of low-cost and free alternatives.
Our project team consists of members of Houston Art Collective who have agreed to serve as Ambassadors, experienced volunteers who are dedicated to welcoming new burners and serving as patient guides for their efforts to learn more about burning.