The Burning Man NetworkIn 2003, the Burning Man Project undertook the formation of a formal network between all its Regional Contacts. The Burning Man Network will not only support more kinds of connectivity locally and year-round among those who share an interest in Burning Man, but it will also work closely with Black Rock Arts Foundation promote interactive art throughout the greater community of Burning Man. The Network and BRAF share a common vision: to project the ethos of Black Rock City into the rest of the world, during the rest of the year.
This Network was launched early in 2004 with a Letter of Agreement that was signed by the existing Regional Contacts, and will be a part of the intake process for all new volunteers for the role in the future. In addition to sections specifically describing the relationship between the Burning Man Project and the volunteer Regional Contacts, this agreement also outlines the terms by which a regional can act in the Project's name to help protect the unique values of Burning Man's culture. Toward this end, the Letter of Agreement includes a list of ten core principles that will guide everyone as we work together in the future.
To fully explain the purpose and scope of this Letter of Agreement, we have included here the full text of the cover letter, written by Larry Harvey, that accompanies each agreement. You'll find a link to the agreement at the end of the letter. Should you have questions about this agreement or the role of Regional Contact, please write to us at General Regionals Email.