Collaboration is the name of the game. Take it from Charles Darwin, who once stated, “In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.” That’s why HOPE Art is always looking to branch out and join forces with other similar, well-intentioned causes out there.
Meet our newest partner, Burners Without Borders. Every summer Burning Man participants (aka Burners) meet in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada to re-engage with their community, and to celebrate shared values of radical self-expression and self-reliance. They join together to celebrate the power of community, honor the importance of art, and enjoy the immediacy of experience.
But that experience and those values don’t get left behind in the desert. They simply inform who they are, and how they interact with the larger world. Burners Without Borders (BWB) is a manifestation of what can happen when those values are transported off the playa and out into the rest of the world.
Since 2005 and Hurricane Katrina, BWB has been responding to disasters world-wide and following up by implementing inspiring programs on the ground in these post-disaster locations. We are working together with BWB to further promote our Visiting Artist Program and also to garner more interest in their Artist Residency Program in Haiti.
Here’s a post about Project HOPE Art on the BWB website.