Art Grant Applications are OPEN – don’t delay!

The Art Grant Applications are open for submissions, but there are only 2 and a half weeks left to ask us for some money! Don’t wait! Do it Now! I COMMAND YOU!
(LOL! Did that last one go to far?) But seriously, you shouldn’t wait!  Click HERE for the application.

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POrtalBurn 2017 Art Grant Applications Due by May 26th

POrtalBurn is Upstate New York’s Official Regional Burning Man Event. Enter a world of the wild, the wonderful, the mysterious, and the magical! We are setting the stage for a weekend of unbridled creativity and invite you to participate and share in this experience. Find out more information at

Do you want to bring your creative visions to POrtalBurn? Let’s make those brilliant ideas come to life!   We have money for art grants & for our effigy and we can’t wait to spend it on you!

Please complete the Art Grant Google Doc Application HERE and remember you must attach a detailed budget in order to be considered for an art grant.

Come out and play with us in Upstate NY!!

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POrtalBurn 2017 Tickets: 420 on 420 at 420

Tickets for POrtalBurn 2017 will go on sale on April 20, 2017 at 4:20pm eastern. There will be 420 tickets available.
The ticket price is $50. This is a $10 increase from the previous three years. The POrtalBurn BOD is committed to keeping ticket prices reasonable and within reach for all participants in our community. We believe the $50 ticket price is necessary, and still achieves that goal. The key factors driving the increase in ticket price include…
• Based on community feedback, we need more POrtal potties.
• In 2016 we added a day to the event – opening gates on Thursday instead of Friday. We did not increase ticket prices at that time, but as a result we did incur additional costs. We need to factor that in now.
• We desperately need website development, and will be putting a call out to the community to find assistance with that effort. We anticipate there will be costs associated with this undertaking.
• As a responsible Board of Directors, we must ensure that POrtalBurn has funds in reserve to cover unforeseen catastrophes. At this time, the reserve funds are insufficient to protect the organization. The community has demonstrated we have something special with POrtalBurn and we anticipate longevity, so we need to build the reserve fund to ensure our continued success.
Tickets will be sold via Brown Paper Tickets HERE. There will be a small service charge. There will be no tickets sold at the gate. Children 12 and under will not require a ticket. There are no tiers – all tickets will be released when ticket sales open. As before, all BOD members, Leads, and Art Grant Recipients will have reserve tickets to ensure they are able to participate, and will be provided with a reserve code to use when purchasing their ticket. There are no comp tickets for POrtalBurn.
POrtalBurners… mark your calendars!
2017 ticket sales: 420 tickets on 4/20 at 4:20pm eastern
2017 event dates: Thursday, July 27 at 5pm – Monday, July 31 at noon
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2017 Art Lead Announcement

We’d like to thank everyone who submitted applications for a Lead position for POrtalBurn 2017. We’re so thrilled about all the awesome people who will become part of the leadership team! Next weekend while at retreat the BOD will finalize all positions and announce them all shortly thereafter. Because Art is such a core part of our burn, and we all win by giving Artists as much lead time as possible to work on their projects, we decided to select the Art Lead early so she can get that ball rolling! Please congratulate Debi ‘Crackerjack’ Mansour for being selected as our Art Lead again this year. Crackerjack did an amazing job as Art Lead for POrtal16, and knocked it out of the park organizing the regional Burnal Equinox: Bullieve event. We can’t wait to see what she does with our Art Department this year! Please show her some POrtal love and let’s start making art!

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Welcome new BOD member: Bob ‘Doc’ Fritton

Hey POrtalBurners! Please join us in welcoming Bob ‘Doc’ Fritton to the POrtalBurn Board of Directors! Doc brings some great experience to the BOD and will be joining us at our upcoming retreat to plan for our 2017 event. We’re thrilled to have him on the team and look forward to working with him! Welcome Doc!

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Lead Application Deadline: March 15

Only a few days left to get your dibs in for a coveted POrtalBurn Lead position! We’re accepting applications for all positions but we’ll tell you what we want, what we really really want: Parking, Fire Team, Medical, Volunteer, Ranger, HELP Guide, DPW, Light, and Sound Leads. We need YOU to to make this thing happen. You got it? Bring it baby! The deadline for applying is March 15. Got questions? Email Go here to see descriptions for all the Lead positions and apply today:

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Board Applications!

We’re thrilled to announce that we are taking applications for our Board of Directors. If you are passionate and dedicated to helping our event grow; If you think you would enjoy the responsibility of helping to create this event that has become so important to all of us, we look forward to hearing from you!

We’ve extended the deadline to apply to Sunday, February 26th!

Apply Here!

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The POrtal is almost ready to open!

POrtalBurn is just around the corner! Here’s a reminder of gate hours.

Thursday: Noon through 5pm for early arrivals only (approval required)
Thursday: 5pm through Midnight
Friday: 8am through Midnight
Saturday: 8am through 8pm
Sunday: 8am through 8pm

While we recognize that life happens, we can’t guarantee admittance outside of these hours and advise everyone to plan accordingly.

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The 2016 HELP guide is here!

You got questions? We can help with that! The 2016 HELP guide is here to lead you through all the happenings, events, logistics, and principles.

POrtalBurn 2016 HELP GUIDE

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The POrtalBurn 2016 Placement Map is here!

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