Category Archives: Events

What does BurnT do with the money from events? Everyone is a volunteer is the organization, so there is no payroll. Instead, we help support two large community events every year, TComp in the winter and MooseMan in the summer. In reality, TComp is the only event we hold that actually makes money. Mooseman is designed to break even, or hopefully, be slightly positive.

So where does the money go? Aside from usual event costs, most of our spending goes to making art. Thanks to countless hours by our hardy volunteers, the org has enough to support artists who in turn take those funds and countless hours to create amazing pieces to share with our community and beyond.

Here’s a spreadsheet that summarizes all the grants allocated in 2014 for art projects (including the effigy and temple at Mooseman). The total is approximately $8600.

BurnT Art Grants 2014

On top of this amount, BurnT contributed $1700 to Burners Without Borders with $1350 of it coming back to Toronto to benefit a non-profit called Sketch while the rest went to running the organization and teaching circus to street kids in Kenya. Many thanks to all of your hard work that helped make it happen. Our community is growing and so are our contributions 🙂


mOOseman needs an effigy and a temple!!ART GRANTS are available to build the effigy and the temple. $500 will be awarded for each. Anyone is welcome to submit, so if you have an idea please submit a proposal. Your proposal should include the information required in the form below. As we want to give asContinue Reading

Toronto Burning Man Decompression – Beyond B’ak’tun Saturday, February 16th – 10PM to 4AM December 2012 marks the conclusion of a b’ak’tun — a time period in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar. The last day does not mean the arrival of any calamity; instead, it implies a whole new awareness and transition towards a newContinue Reading