The Development of Art

is a founding principle of Art Community Builders of FreezerBurn Texas. We provide the event as a canvas for participants to paint their colors and build ALL THE THINGS! We challenge YOU TO CREATE the art that you want to see and bring it to the event!  The Board is happy to announce that even more Art Grants are available to gift to the community for FreezerBurn 2019!  This is an invitation to seriously consider bringing art of all forms to FreezerBurn be it performance, costume, painting, photography, mutant vehicle, sculpture, or effigy!  The more art tickets bought by YOU, the more Art Grants we can gift! Art tickets go on sale September 1 for $110, with $20 going directly towards Art Grants.

We are all artists and we strive to create a city full of our vision of the world. We want to raise the bar for art at FreezerBurn and we are prepared to help!  The Art Grants will support artists who want to make new art or bring their existing art to the event but are lacking the support to do it.  If you want to bring burnable art, we can work with the FZB Fire and Safety Departments and make it happen!



Art grants will be awarded to artists with a clear vision for their project and a plan for how to execute setup, takedown, and mooping of their art at the event.  Provide as much detail as possible about your budget and expected expenses including transportation to and from the city. Describe your build plan in 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100% stages and possibly even dates so that it is clear when the project will be complete.


Variable Grant amounts are available depending on the submissions we receive

Submission Deadline:  September 24, 2018

Final Art Grants will be announced:  October 4, 2018 (Burner Time)

Send any art submission questions you may have to Chris at


Art Grant Eligibility:

•In order to redeem an Art Grant you must have a ticket to FZB.

•All Art Grant form submissions must be completed by Sept. 24, 2018.  Incomplete submissions and half-baked projects will not be considered.

•Be accessible, physically and operationally, as in readily approachable and present during the event.  The project must be operational Friday and Saturday.

•It must have an aesthetic quality or artistic intention. It must also have a responsible party who represents this project to the Board and to the community. To avoid conflict-of-interest concerns, the responsible party may not be a FZB Lead, AF, an Igloo or a Board member.

•It must follow safety guidelines, have a plan that addresses safety concerns, and must comply with the survival guide and any Art Community Builders instructions at the event.

Art Grant Payments:

Grants will be paid via PayPal to the responsible individual when the grant is accepted and the Art Grant Contract is read, signed, and returned. Only qualified expenses will be considered. Each art project is required to have a self-funded component and must operate independently of Art Community Builders.

Qualified expenses include:

•Raw materials needed for the construction of your project.

•Consumable materials that will be depleted in the construction or operation of the project.

•Rental of equipment.

•Transportation expenses can be awarded to existing out-of-state projects only.

Unqualified expenses include:

•Capital expenditures for equipment that will be used for projects outside the scope of this Art Grant. For example, Art Community Builders would not fund a new projector, generator, or sewing machine, but we can help you rent one.

•Payment for any project participant’s time

•Anything that, in the opinion of the Art Grant Committee and/or Art Community Builders, presents an unreasonable safety hazard to participants.