Burning Man Project Program Areas

Our Six Program Areas

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Burning Man Project is dedicated to amplifying and contributing to the strength, resilience, and vibrancy of communities through education, collaboration, and celebration. Our six program areas support our mission and advance our vision by providing inspiration, tools, and frameworks to support local communities in applying the 10 Principles.


The mission of Burning Man Arts is to change the paradigm of art from a commodified object to an interactive, participatory, shared experience of creative expression.

Civic Involvement

Burning Man Project’s Civic Engagement Program fosters civic responsibility and volunteerism in pursuit of a civil society and provides economic development and human services, using interactive and collaborative methods consistent with the 10 Principles.


Burning Man Project’s Culture Centers Program establishes and operates urban and rural cultural centers and spaces that incubate and showcase collaborative and interactive arts, culture, and community participation. Burning Man Project‘s Cultural Centers may be permanent or temporary, physical or virtual.


The mission of Burning Man Project’s Educational Program is to teach the philosophy, principles, and practice of Burning Man culture and experience around the world.

Philosophical Center

The Philosophical Center serves as a think tank to do scholarly research about, and to prepare and publish materials that explain, the 10 Principles and how they have been and can be successfully and practically implemented in many fields of human endeavor. The Philosophical Center guides the interpretation and application of the 10 Principles in Burning Man Project’s operations.

Social Enterprise

Burning Man Project’s Social Enterprise Program collaborates with mission-aligned organizations and projects that wish to collaborate for the public good by providing certifications, social and connective networks, fiscal sponsorship, shared support services, and mentoring.