AfterBurn: Tabula Rasa Temple & Effigy Crowdfunding Campaign

Burnt Oranges is devoted to cultivating interactive art through artist funding and advocacy, by creating supportive venues for interactive artists and performers, and through public education of interactive art.

For this year’s AfterBurn: Tabula Rasa event, the organization donated $5000 toward art, effigies, temples, and related expenses. We’re trying to raise some additional funds to ensure that the effigies being built have the materials they need, and we can’t do it without your help.

The event is funding two effigy projects. You can see and learn more about them on the web site at:

Josh Boyer is building a temple, and James Oleson is bringing a wire-framed project that’s covered in paraffin-dipped muslin fabric that will burn like a candle. We’re also burning last year’s “Shelter From the Tempest” pirate ship that Matthew George and the Palm Beach Burner Collective built.

While we’d like to have ticket costs cover these expenses, the budget for this year’s event is going toward infrastructure only. From Porto’s to Radios, Insurance to Land Rent, it’s all 100% tied up in making sure the event can happen.

Each year at Burning Man, particpants donate thousands toward the temple build teams, individual art projects, and help make them happen. So that we can continue to help these artists make their dreams a reality, we’re asking for your help. We promised artists that we’d help them with Crowdfunding Campaigns if they needed it. The Temples and Effigies need it.

We’ve donated the $5000 in seed money to art, with $2400 going directly to the builds, $2000 to art grants, and $500 budgeted toward additional fuel, sand to keep the grass from burning, and fire safety equipment. Read more about that in our previous post.

Your donations go directly to art, and not to funding anything else in the organization. If you’re an art supporter and would like to donate, every donation helps. We’d suggest a $5 minimum, but please give what you can afford.

(Donate to Effigies and Temples)

Currently Registered Art Projects and Art Honoraria

Burnt Oranges provided a $5000 donation to the event in order to allow artists the opportunity to receive funding, for effigies to be included in the event, and for us to maintain our core beliefs in creating venues and funding for participatory art.
Last night, the following submitted projects were approved for art grant funding, pending receipt of the art grant agreement and W9 forms:
Art grant recipients will receive an 80% payment now, and a 20% final payment at their installation.
Additionally, Skeeter Free Zone was offered $250 toward the project, but declined due to lack of funds from their own crowdfunding campaign.
For the honoraria for Temples and Effigies, the following project received an honoraria:
  • James Oleson – Transcendence of the Hippocampus: $1200
  • And we’ll also be setting fire to the original shelter from the tempest from 2017:
Honoraria recipients will have funding available now to complete their projects.
The remaining funding will be used in the art budget for effigy fuel (firewood), safety equipment (fire extinguishers), Sand bases, lighting, and other related expenses.
All submitted projects were funded to a certain degree, and we’d like to also thank Lance Barbour for registering his project, “Augmented Reality Sandbox“, that he’ll be bringing back and using the projector that was purchased in 2017 for art department project use.

Theme Camp Registration

Although theme camp registrations have been open for some time, it seems that the official announcement wasn’t published.

You can find the ability to register your theme camp here: Theme Camp Registration Form.

We’re extended the deadline for registration until Sunday, 10/21/2018 at 9PM.

Theme camp registration is required for placement, access to theme camp ticketing, and listing on the web site.



Welcome to Tabula Rasa: An Afterburn Project


The focus of Tabula Rasa is the creation of an empty slate. We ask each participant to release their expectations, and focus their intentions on three of the ten principles gifted to the regional network by Larry Harvey:

  • Participation: “Our community is dedicated to a radically participatory ethic. We believe that transformative change, whether in the individual or the society, can occur only through the medium of deeply personal participation. We achieve being through doing. Everyone is invited to work. Everyone is invited to play. We make the world real through actions that open the heart.”
  • Communal Effort: “Our community values creative cooperation and collaboration. We strive to produce, promote and protect social networks, public spaces, works of art, and methods of communication that support such interaction.”
  • Radical Self-reliance: “Burning Man encourages the individual to discover, exercise, and rely on his or her [or their] inner resources.”

In the spirit of Participation, there will be no spectators. Every participant will be expected to pARTicipate in some capacity. Participants not already working with a department or art project are encouraged to volunteer on the existing teams. Every participant will be expected to contribute to LNT (Leave No Trace) of their own space and join in the efforts of providing LNT for the property.

In the spirit of Communal Effort, participant ticket prices will cover the costs of basic infrastructure only. In order to maintain financial transparency and sustainability of this experiment, the event budget (provided here transparently as a LIVE link) is designed to be “net zero” with no room for anything superfluous; only the basic necessities.

Continuing in the spirit of Communal Effort, large art and civic projects, infrastructure builds, site prep and site teardown are community projects, not the responsibility of the Board of Directors of a 501(c)3 arts organization, nor the organizers. The land will be cleared to a reasonable expectation prior to the event. Any additional land clearing, trimming, mowing, or site improvements will be the responsibility of participants who will be given access to the property on the 11/3-11/4 (Volunteer Signup Link) work weekend prior to the event. From an organizational standpoint, participants are encouraged to contact the event’s Department of Public Works (DPW) if they’d like to get involved with additional setup efforts leading up to the event.

In the spirit of Radical Self-Reliance, participants are responsible for themselves, which includes basic concerns such as adequate attire (closed toe work boots are recommended), basic first aid necessities such as band aids and sunscreen, and basic insect treatments such as bug spray and itch relief especially for the fire ants on property. There will be no other warnings about this well-known issue that affects most outdoor land in this part of our state. This is not a beach or park. Please prepare accordingly.

Prepare for limited on-site medical services. Bring a first aid kit. Pace yourself. Know your limits.

Just like at Burning Man, participants are directed to bring all water necessary for drinking, cooking, and bathing for the duration of their stay. So far nobody has approached the event in forming an “Ice Camp” for on-site ice distribution, please contact Burnt Oranges to discuss your plan.

The event will provide basic portable restrooms for participants, who are asked not to deface them in any way, to help keep them sanitary, and bring additional paper products as desired to their own level of expectation.

For this year’s event, we are attempting 100% participation. During ticketing, each participant has pledged to do 3 hours of volunteering.

Burnt Oranges’ board of directors enacted an event operations committee in July that included all departmental leads, co-leads, the BOD, and any invited advisors. The structure of the event will be as follows:

  • Event Operations: There are five board members who will be running this event, with one BODOD (board of director on duty) at any given time. There are no event leads. BODOD can be reached on the radio at any time with the callsign AFTERBURN.
  • Event Departments: Some departments such as Sanctuary have been handed back to the community. Most departments have seen some level of restructuring to facilitate more do-ocracy and less Burnt Oranges responsibility. Each department has a board member acting as their facilitator. Ultimate responsibility for each department falls upon the lead / co-leads of that department as they have participated in the do-ocracy of the event by deciding to gift their time and energy in a leadership role. If you’d like to participate in the communal effort of the event by joining a department, you are encouraged to do so.
  • Event Participation: Participants who aren’t on a department roster will be given the opportunity to volunteer. Participants will be required to sign up for THREE (3) hours.
  • Event Art: Every dollar spent will be accounted for and published for the event’s participants to see.


Tickets are $90 for adults, $45 for ages 3-17, and free for those under 3.


For Mandarin donors, 2017 volunteers, and registered art projects and theme camps, you will be receiving an email with your ticket purchase codes. You do not need to worry about rushing to purchase your tickets as your tickets are reserved, just make sure to purchase them more than 24 hours prior to the event as ticket sales will close automatically at that point.

General on-sale will be October 5, 2018 at noon. There will be 500 tickets available. Each order may include four (4) adult tickets and an unlimited number of tickets for those 17 and under.

Ticket sales are handled through Brown Paper Tickets. If you need to transfer a ticket, change the name to match your ID that you’ll be presenting upon entry, or discuss billing concerns, that is handled through their customer service department at 1-800-838-3006 or

If your ticket concern is regarding purchase codes for the reserved groups listed above, please contact Burnt Oranges.

If you need reduced price tickets, please contact Burnt Oranges.

Event Details

Gates open at 8AM Friday, November 9, 2018.

The event officially ends at midnight Sunday, November 11. Anyone staying beyond noon on Monday, November 12 will be expected to be actively assisting in event tear down and LNT.

For those eligible for Worker Access Passes, entry will be available Thursday, November 8, 2018. You will be contacted regarding eligibility or you may email the board to explain your need for a Worker Access Pass.

The event will be in the same location as last year:

25 Sand Lake Road
Bartow, FL 33830

If you have event announcements you would like shared via this website, our Facebook Page, and email newsletter, please send an email to

We look forward to burning with you!

2018 City Name and Event Theme

The look, feel and overall ambiance of an event is a chance for participants to come together in a shared vision, reality, and concept. Heck, even out in the desert they’re supporting the Silicon Valley Elite’s dark illuminnati desires for the coming Singularity.

Has this been on your mind? Participate in a brief survey and share your ideas, which we’ll curate and share in a future update for you to decide.

Afterburn 2018 Leadership Roles & Responsibilities

These are basic descriptions for each of our volunteer teams. When applicable, we’ve modeled our teams based on existing standards provided by Burning Man, and have provided links to their descriptions as well as our pages for each team. If you’ve read through everything here and linked to from here, but still have questions, we’ve provided contact information so that you may reach out to an Area Facilitator directly.

Volunteer Coordinators

Our vision is to move away from recruiting volunteers via Facebook posts and we hope to open the gates knowing that all key volunteer roles are filled. By defining our teams and giving co-leads the support and autonomy to create their own teams based, teams should be filled with people who either know each other already or are passionate about helping in a specific capacity. As we move towards this vision, the Volunteer Coordinator roles take a different form.

You know a ton of people – or are good at meeting people – and are good at identifying their interests, strengths, and weaknesses. You’re an excellent communicator as you’ll be helping route volunteer submissions to the appropriate team leads and making sure those leads follow through to activate volunteers. You’ll help team leads with scheduling and recruiting if they need it. During the event, you will communicate constantly with team leads to learn about additional volunteer needs and help get walk-up volunteers to the appropriate location. You will stay on top of team leads post-event to organize, compile, and record volunteer hours.

Volunteer Coordinators

We envision a team of three people:

  1. You know everyone, or seriously subscribe to the “I’ve never met a stranger” mentality. But not just a lot of people, the right people. We’d like to avoid the shotgun approach of volunteer recruiting by finding the right people for each position.
  2. You’re amazing with data entry. Every shift might look perfectly filled before we head out to the property, but those volunteer sheets will be a mess by the end of the weekend. You’ll decipher the mess and enter the data so we can keep track of volunteer hours.
  3. You will primarily liaise between your co-coordinators and the various department leads who need your volunteers. Especially in the days and weeks leading up to the event, you’ll need to be readily available as requests from departments come in and volunteers have scheduling issues.

Infrastructure Area Operations

Area Facilitator: Jennifer Boyer


You are the official welcoming party! Collectively, you will keep traffic flowing from the road until parking, check tickets and waivers, provide orientation to new burners to our event, and make everyone feel welcome. You remain calm and friendly easily because you’re the first people participants interact with. As much as applicable, this is based on Burning Man’s Gate, Perimeter and Exodus and Greeters teams combined. See our Welcome Home Crew page.


You’re the first to arrive and last to leave because you’re in charge of infrastructure. You’ll be asked to help with all nature of projects, being handy and a problem solver is beneficial. Standard issue all-black uniforms are not provided. Take a look at Burning Man’s DPW page as well as ours. Please contact current department lead EZ with any questions or to get acclimated.

LNT / Earth Guardians

Litter seriously pisses you off, but you’re able to educate instead of lecture. Your shifts will include MOOP sweeps and helping to educate participants who may be experiencing issues with being their own Earth Guardians. Gloves and bags are provided. Here’s Burning Man’s Earth Guardians page as well as ours.

Safety Area Operations

Area Facilitator: Morgan Patten


If you already know what a “Green Dot” is, this might be the place for you! Our Sanctuary is a place where people can feel comfortable despite a possible overindulgence. Your time will be spent maintaining and participating in what we hope to be the ultimate “chill zone”. People will come to you exhibiting an extreme range of mental and emotional conditions (medics take care of the physical conditions) and you’ll need the patience and people skills to comfort them until they are feeling Radically Self-reliant again. Learn more from Burning Man’s ART of Green Dot.


Rangers are our first response members of the community. You and a partner will monitor a section of the event to be as helpful as possible. This may be as simple as helping someone with a tarp that keeps catching the wind or as intense as being the first on the scene to a medical emergency. You’re the first to respond to incidents, and may coordinate with a variety of other departments in certain situations. This is a very important team within our community – Rangers are not law enforcement, but some of the first trained people to respond to situations that call for assistance. For more information, see Burning Man’s Ranger information and our page.

Fire & Perimeter Safety

You are our on-site fire department! We’re looking for at least 60 individuals to learn what it takes to burn safely, split up into teams of 20 for burns on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. You work to ensure fire art is safe, fires are contained, and burnable art is safely separated from participants via a human perimeter. Please read through Burning Man’s Fire Art Guidelines (yes, and all of those sub-pages) and Perimeter Support Group pages along with our Fire Team (CATS) page.


You will provide safety services to our pre-effigy burn conclave fire performers. Learn more from Burning Man’s Fire Conclave page as well as our Conclave information.


Based on liability concerns, both for the event/BOI and our medical volunteers, our volunteer crew of medics are available for only the most basic of first aid needs. Anything more serious will be handed off to our highly qualified team of paid outside medical support staff. See our page for more information.

Art & Community Operations

Area Facilitator: Sara LaRoux

Art Department

You work with our community of artists before, during, and after the event. You may be helping to come up with solutions to logistical problems in transporting art, holding a board while the artists hammers a nail, or helping to MOOP sweep after an installation has been removed. We are planning to model this on Burning Man’s ARTery (Artist Services). Also see our Art page. You can reach department co-leads Buttercup and Kevin at with questions; please fill out the leadership survey to participate.

Large Scale Art & Effigy Department

This team will be lead by our veterans to help us determine some “best practices” for burnable art including getting volunteers to assist with builds, giving an overview of fundraising efforts we’d like to incorporate this year, and discuss logistics of build week, event operations, and cleanup. This department operates within the Art Department listed above.


You may be asked to help with decor, work the info booth, help musicians carry their gear, refill community coffee/tea/water, and anything else related to our version of Burning Man’s Center Camp. Leading up to the event, you may help with signage, scheduling, and recruiting of artists/performers/speakers. See our Indaba page.

Theme Camp Liaison

Our theme camp team will review all theme camp registrations and work with camps to make sure their vision is well-defined and they have the resources they need. We’re looking to increase the quantity and interactivity of our theme camps, if you have ideas that can help us reach this goal, this might be a great opportunity for you! For questions please reach out to Sean (AKA Kurt D) or fill out the leadership survey.


As the event gets closer, we’re going to need to figure out where to put all of the theme camps, art, tents, cars, and RVs. This team will design the map as well as working with our Welcome Home Crew to help people find their designated areas upon arrival to the event. If you’d like to help with this effort, please email current department lead Tommy for more info or fill out the leadership survey.

Now that you know what each volunteer team does, let us know how you’d like to help on the Leadership Intake Form!

Afterburn 2018 Announcement

AfterBurn 2018 – What’s Your Vision?

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The burning of this stylized temple offers a moment of reflection on the happenings of the previous year as we collectively let go those things which no longer suit us.

The night before, we hope that the community will gather for a shared meal before embarking on a night of radical self-expression including large-scale effigies, incredible amounts of participatory art, and an expression of gifting that brings newcomers into this event and shares what makes it important to us.

In the months and days prior, the event’s leaders will have already co-created a canvas for the participants, and join them as the gates open.

But in order for this to happen, the event needs leaders. AfterBurn 2018, with a tentative date of November 8-11, 2018 (entry Thursday, event ends Sunday, everyone leaves Monday AM), will only happen if the following roles are filled from within the community. This is your opportunity to step forward, begin planning, building, and creating.

As the organization is moving forward with seeking sanctioning for our event this year, with the hopes of receiving it by 2019, the main focus is on the event’s safety. While liability for these types of events is always a concern, we’d like to reach out to as many people as possible to help form a Fire Safety Team. If you have professional fire certifications, please contact us at for information on how to get involved.

If available, direct contacts are listed if you have specific questions before submitting an application. There will be further opportunities for general volunteers in the months prior to the event. Leaders are expected to commit to at least five hours a month, and three onsite meetups in Bartow.

Specifically, AfterBurn leadership is needed in the following areas:

If you’d like to be considered for multiple opportunities and want to discuss what might best suit your interests, feel free to reach out to We’ll be scheduling “office hours” in July and August if you’d like to meetup in Orlando, Tampa, or Lakeland.

To begin the event leadership survey, click here.

If you’d like to learn a bit more about other opportunities to contribute, we’d love your input.

Attend A Builder, Artist and Maker Meetup

Our community have started hosting private gatherings to start connecting with each other. Find out more in the post “What’s a Builder, Artist and Maker Meetup?

Name the City. Submit a Theme.

Participate in the survey of what the place should be called, and submit your ideas on a theme to unite participation.

Afterburn 2018 Pre-Announcement: Communications

Before we can release the roadmap to Afterburn 2018, the Board of Directors would like to clearly define how you can get the latest, most accurate information related to our events.

The Burnt Oranges website will always be the home of official information related to Burnt Oranges events. We recommend subscribing to our email newsletter so you know you’ll receive the most up to date information.

If you’re not the email subscribing type, we will be sharing our news to the Burnt Oranges Inc Facebook Page.

One change is that we will be returning The Florida Burns ** )'( ** PreHeat & Afterburn Facebook Group back to the community. To reduce confusion, limit our liability, and act to protect the privacy of members of this community by dissociating our event from you, we will be removing the event names from the group name, changing it to The Florida Burns ** )'( **. Conversations in this group will no longer be monitored by the Burnt Oranges Inc Board of Directors. We hope that the community will turn this into a place where theme camp, art project, local community event, and all nature of other Florida Burn-related information can be shared and discussed.

Handing back the reigns to the Facebook Group does not mean we don’t want feedback! Your feedback is what allows us to have the kinds of events and community you want and we want to make sure that feedback gets to the right people.

If you’d like to reach us, the absolute best way is to email us. Following that, our contact form is a great option. We’ll do our best to respond to your written inquiries within a few business days. Notes sent on Facebook within a few weeks.

We’ve also made the decision to move all Afterburn (and future event) related information to the website. Our belief is this consolidated website will make it much easier for everyone to stay informed regarding all of the activities we are pursuing.

To recap:

  • is the home of all Burnt Oranges Inc information, including Afterburn and other events.
  • Subscribing to our email list will make sure you’re up-to-date about everything we do.
  • All news will also be shared to our Facebook Page.
  • The Florida Burns ** )'( ** PreHeat & Afterburn Facebook Group is being returned to the community, will have our event names removed, and will no longer be an official channel for communicating with Burnt Oranges Inc.
  • The Burnt Oranges board can be reached via our Facebook Page (good), contact form (better), or email (best).

Burnt Oranges 2018 Roadmap

Before we look to the future, the Burnt Oranges board would like to thank all of the dedicated event coordinators, team leads, every volunteer, and each participant in the Florida burner community for helping to pull off Afterburn: Restoration. Based on our own experiences and the feedback we’ve received, Afterburn exceeded many expectations and we hope to build on that success.

In reviewing all of the various team lead reports from Afterburn – as well as countless conversations with members of the community each of us have had since – it’s become abundantly clear that this community is in need of two things:

  1. A trained volunteer base that can pull off any burn or community event.
  2. An Afterburn 2018 that builds on Afterburn: Restoration.

While everything went well, giving the appearance that volunteer needs were covered, many of our limited volunteers spent more time working than they were able to spend sleeping or enjoying the event. While we appreciate the passion, we also know it’s unsustainable.

Our events are volunteer-operated. Without adequate volunteers, we cannot have a safe event that continues to evolve into the regional burns we’d all like to see.

Since the stated mission of Burnt Oranges is promoting and funding art, and establishing venues for that art, all current active Burnt Oranges directors met with Afterburn: Restoration event coordinators Heathen and RobL to discuss Preheat 2018.

As a result of this meeting, a unanimous conclusion without dissent has been reached that we do not currently have the team leads and volunteers to successfully pull off an event that continues the momentum of Afterburn in such a short period of time. While we may be able to collectively forego sleep for a couple of months to pull off an event, there is simply not enough time to plan an event, recruit and train volunteers, and implement the feedback we received from Afterburn: Restoration.

This news is as disappointing to you as it is to us. After seeing the amazing energy at Afterburn, there’s nothing more we’d like to see than another event that brings us all together.

Now for the fun stuff intentionally designed to make you feel better after learning we’re skipping Preheat this year!

Volunteer Development

Since volunteers are required to pull off the events our community wants (as well as more to come) and we don’t have enough of them, we’re going to address this problem immediately. Throughout 2018, we will be reaching out to the community to bring back old team leads, find and train new team leads, and help those leads to build out their crews.

Our plan is to facilitate several smaller events throughout the state to put those who already know what they’re doing in direct contact with those interested in building the community as volunteers. Depending on the team we’re helping to build, some of these events may include hands-on training run by department leads, in addition to community meet & greets with hosted, large-scale art projects to participate in. There’s one happening next weekend in Palm Beach, hosted by Heathen and the build crew from “Shelter From The Tempest”. We’d encourage our long-standing community members to come together and host similar “Sparks” of community throughout the state as we collectively aim for combining those efforts into the larger flame of a community-created, 10-principles based event filled with art, burnable structures, and opportunities for participation.

If you’ve never volunteered before because you had no idea what you’d be doing, we’re going to provide ample opportunities to become familiar with your volunteer options.

Our goal is to build teams with layers of redundancy so that we’re never faced with an issue of not enough volunteers when planning events like Preheat and Afterburn.

Art Development

While we did streamline our art grant process significantly, we think it’s safe to assume most people are on the same page in wanting more art at our events.

We plan to expand our art grant program to start MUCH earlier, provide guidance and consultation for those of you considering your first project or one at a larger scale than you’ve previously created, and create opportunities for exposure beyond our regional events.

One aspect of our Art Development program that’s just launched is the debut of the Burnt Oranges Arts & Culture Roadshow at the upcoming Okeechobee Music & Art Festival March 1-4. Burnt Oranges will have a booth engaging festival participants in a participatory art project, discussing our trailheads into the community, and promoting the artists in our midsts.

We’ll be showcasing several art pieces from Afterburn: Restoration including the Shelter From The Tempest Pirate Ship, The Augmented Reality (AR) Sandbox, and the The Human Plasmascope. The event is still a month away, but we’ve already been introduced to half a dozen local large-scale interactive artists who we have invited to join us at future burns.

Community Development

Many people have commented regarding how Afterburn felt like a great return of the Florida burn community. We know that’s why so many of you have been looking forward to there being a Preheat.

If you’re a Central Florida loyalist who goes to one or two events a year, or you travel the state to attend all four events, getting friends together two to four times a year doesn’t seem like enough to us.

Between our own smaller volunteer and art development events we’re currently working on and promoting other events across the state, we hope to make it easier for all of us to see each other face to face more frequently.

We’re also in early discussions regarding how we can better utilize the technology at our disposal to facilitate in-person community building.

Each of us would like to thank you for your understanding and patience while we’ve been working on this announcement. While skipping a Preheat will disappoint some of you, we hope you understand the reasons why and that you’ll join us in our efforts to continue to grow our volunteer base, community, and events.

We’ll be available, responsive, and right there with you to provide resources, funding, and support to grow our collective capability of responsibly growing back to the thriving community we know we’re all meant to be.

Hopefully we got you really excited about volunteering. If we were successful, please take a minute to fill out the form below so we can see who is available for what, and to receive direct communications regarding upcoming events where your skills will be needed.

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Blurb of Bob Vol. 1 No. 9 – 2017

Blurb of Bob

Blurb of Bob

Volume 1, Number 9
November 27, 2017

Hey, Guys!
Welcome to the Art Edition of the Blurb of Bob! How about a round of applause for all the art and the artists who brought it to AfterBurn? In this issue, I’ve got photos of many of the art pieces, plus some Very Important Information about how you can make sure AfterBurn continues next year.

How ’bout that?

In this issue:

  • AfterBurn art in pictures
  •  Support #GivingTuesday to ensure the future of AfterBurn
  • Send Bob your schwag photos
  • Event feedback form still open for your input

AfterBurn art in pictures

The Media team was undaunted by rain as they captured photos of the art at AfterBurn: Restoration. One dedicated member of the team even spent several hours in the Indaba, creating a painting of the art. Here’s a sampling of the results. Which one is your favorite?

Hint: Click on the thumbnail to see the entire image.

Support #GivingTuesday to ensure the future of AfterBurn


From the Board of Directors of Burnt Oranges

Burnt Oranges, the nonprofit that put on AfterBurn: Restoration, needs your help to make sure our next event is just as spectacular. On #GivingTuesday, November 28, we’ll be kicking off our end-of-the-year fundraiser.

There are a couple of easy ways you can help Burnt Oranges continue to fund art and community action in Florida:

  1. Make a donation on Tuesday — if you use this link, donations up to $2M will be matched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. There’s no fee or minimum; all the money goes to Burnt Oranges.
  2. Go to and designate Burnt Oranges, Inc. as your beneficiary. We’ll get 0.5% from each purchase, and it would cost you nothing.
  3. Can’t give on Tuesday? Just use the Burnt Oranges website to donate at a more convenient time! You can mail a check or come back later and give online.

Did you know that even with a contractor discount and no tax, this year’s effigy materials cost $1705.90?

Did you know that Burnt Oranges donated $8985 in community action grants during the event?

Do you know how much it costs to rent port-a-potties?

Please give Burnt Oranges your support on #GivingTuesday. And be sure to let all your friends know, too!

Afterburn 2017 #unfuckflorida volunteer patch

Send Bob your schwag photos

Hey guys, it’s Bob again! What was the most incredible gift you received at AfterBurn?  If it’s something you can photograph, I’d love to include it in my Cool Schwag blurb! Just snap a picture and email it to me:

By the way, I think the most mind-blowing schwag this year was the #unfuckflorida volunteer patch. I got mine! If you didn’t get yours, be sure to send an email to with the shifts you worked and your mailing address.

Event feedback form still open for your input

The Event Coordination team is still looking for your feedback on AfterBurn. Do you have a thank you, an idea, or a suggestion to make the event better? Please use the Event Feedback form to tell us what you think. If you submit the form with your name, you’ll receive a thoughtful response, or you can submit your feedback anonymously.

I got my patch, sent in my event feedback, and set aside some bucks to donate to Burnt Oranges tomorrow. Now I can relax until the next Blurb. Be sure and send me those photos, especially the ones of your schwag!

How ’bout that?