There are burner conferences. MALC i.e., Mid Atlantic Leadership conference is one I just attended. Words that I captured (not mine mostly, but the resonated):
"We are in the practice of creating safe space for the expression of the full spectrum of human experiences"
"We have the Demonstrated ability to create the world we envision"
"It's not my job, it's just my turn"
"Allows you to be, Invites you to do"
"Exclusive to people who want to be inclusive"
BEAUTIFUL SIDE PROJECT < I want this to be my burner name
ART CLAVE < I wanna do a popup store called this. Is this possible in my town??
The difference between me and my campmate exemplified on day 2 of the conference: ME: I lost my notebook. HER: I lost my vape
He did a Pop up maker space? Who'd have thunk it? Is this possible in my town??
Housing gentrification: things to think about. 6 values: Equity, Inclusion, Creativity, Self determination, Responsibility. Also "Triple bottom line"
Below, my more detailed notes/musings:
We have evolved (are evolving) from throwing kick-ass burns into extending our culture into the outside world. Just look at what is happening at Museums like the Heritage Norfolk or the Renwick in DC. WHAT IS OUR CULTURE? (insert a lot of fuzziness here) AT WHAT POINT IS THE MAINSTREAMING TOO MUCH? (inserts more fuzziness here)
Acculturation. Partnering with the Burner Adjacent fold. (meso cresso, figment, all those others I'd have to look up)
HOW DO I BRING THE AWESOMENESS OF A BURN BACK TO MY COMMUNITY? I personally struggle with this, because I'm a smallish town burner, where we lack critical mass. It's natural to want to share an awesome experience. It's natural to want to share what one has worked on.
There are folks who do this actively. Bring some of the values home: immediacy, gifting. Showing artforms that are less familiar to new audiances.
THE TOPIC OF ARTIST PAY: the artist says "If I feel strongly about the event, especially a free event, I'll gift my time/effort. And sometimes I'll work for minimal pay for the joy of sharing my craft. One key to this is having clear expectations set and payment defined before we start"
"Attainably priced workforce housing" goes over some much better than the "Affordable housing" term.
And also we gave out $1500 in grants. (Our comminity needs coaching on grant writing).
Gotta run, more later. (maybe)