Art Grants

Art at Hyperborea is one of the keystones of the event, and it is our mission to enable artists to bring their creations to the land beyond the Northern Winds.

The Art Grant Program is intended to support and promote projects that foster the participatory spirit at the core of the event. We provide funding for radically expressive, community-based, interactive, experimental, and cross-disciplinary projects that help define the creative atmosphere we strive to curate.

Below you will find information to apply for our Effigy, Temple and General Art Grants. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at

2019 Art Grants

If you decided to apply for any of our Art Grants, please read our Art Grant Policies page.

Projects that received funding in previous years can be seen in the Previous Art Grants section.


The Effigy is the hearthstone of Hyperborea. A symbol of unity, an act of protest, the life of the party. A birthplace, ritual, celebration, heart. It is what you envision it to be, and is shared by all.

Award amount: $1500.00 CAD

Please fill out the Effigy Application Form and submit no later than Friday, January 18th 2019.

Recommended reading: Fire Policy


The Temple: Catharsis. Introspection. Remembrance. The Temple is a container for ritualized connection and personal growth. Participants are encouraged to enscribe the walls of the temple with their stories, wishes, and losses, and to leave mementos of anything they wish to leave behind.

Award amount: $1500.00 CAD

Please fill out the Temple Application Form and submit no later than Friday, January 18, 2019.

Recommended reading: The Temple: Sacred Heart of Black Rock City,  Fire Policy

General Art Grants

Hyperborea provides three tiers of funding and support for General Art Grants, these  are separate from the Effigy and Temple Grants listed above. The General Art Grant tiers are for: Creators Grants, Legacy Grants, and Micro Grants.

Applications are open!

Please fill out the General Art Grant Application Form and submit no later than Friday, February 22, 2019.

Creators Grants

Creators Grants subsidize the design and construction of new artwork to appear at the upcoming Hyperborea Regional Event. It can be applied to the costs of construction materials and operation. Most projects will fall into this category.

A series of funding tiers are available to support projects ranging from the large and ambitious, to smaller projects that provide heavier focus on interactivity and participatory experiences.

Legacy Grants

Legacy Grants subsidize the improvement, maintenance, or operation of pre-existing artwork to appear at the upcoming Hyperborea Regional Event. It can be applied to the material costs associated with refurbishment or additions, or with operation costs (such as burnables or fuel) at the event.

Micro Grants

This grant exists with the sole purpose of creating whimsy. There are no limits on the imagination for a Micro Grant project. Come up with whatever you wish! Costumes, cacophony-society-esque happenings, performances, playa gifts – anything goes. Try to make it unique and playful!