SunBurn is a volunteer produced event. We have no stars, headliners or corporate sponsors. We depend on you, our community, to enable this event’s existance.


Create an experience for other burners! You could provide a dance floor and some music, or a walk through exhibit about your great grandmother Florence.  Or an LED cardboard city pub serving fancy drinks.  Put together a team, make sure they all get tickets, check out the event theme, or not. Gather materials, sew, assemble, wire, paint and bring it.  Placement request forms will be available soon. Simply fill out the survey and let us know what your doing and how we can help you. It’s pretty great to put your camp on the map. If you have placement questions contact


In 2018 we had the most art work and projects ever at a Regional Event in New Mexico due largely to the art grants funded from ticket sales and a large gift from Meow Wolf!   We’re gonna do it again in 2019!  We have money to give away to artists and makers of all sorts in exchange for illuminating our event with your work.  Grants are typically $100 to $500 and are meant to match your own contribution toward your art project.

Learn more about SunBurn Art!

Apply for an Art Grant!

Beginning on February 24, 2019, Art Grant application submission will be available for SunBurn 2019.  Applications that fit with the SunBurn 2019 theme, “Parallax” will have a better chance.  Deadline for applications is April 1, 2019!  Questions to


Share your talents! Can you dance or paint? Want to bring out a harp and perform?  Got a sculpture? Let the art department know at


We will have two work weekends scheduled at the movie ranch. Dates are likely to be in June. More info about these fun campouts and work events will be posted soon.


Join the SunBurn Parallax Posse! Share/gain skills and work with our incredible teams. We need prep volunteers for all departments and onsite volunteers with gate/greeters, ART, Department of Public Works (DPW), Leave no trace (LNT), Rangers, Medical, Department of Information, and a bunch of other things. Volunteer updates will largely come from so be sure to register your email at
Check back soon! XOXO and gratitude in advance.