What is the Effigy?

In the tradition of Burning Man, the culmination of Constellation will be an effigy burn. The effigy can be anything you can imagine built out of burnable materials.

The effigy is a celebration of community. We help build it, gather around it, watch performances involving it, burn it, and dance to its warmth. There are no real parameters to the project except that it be of significant size and burnable. Using the event name or theme is ideal but not required. Projects that involve the community on multiple levels are preferred.

What is the Temple?

The Temple, like the Effigy, will be a special art piece at Constellation.

The Temple at Constellation is meant to create a reverent space where participants can meditate, honor what has been lost or gained, go inward, slow down, let go, or whatever other experience can be made of it.

The temple can be burned or dissembled for use at other festivals, local communities, etc. to spread the healing.

Criteria for Effigy/Temple Build

The criteria for the Effigy and Temple are the same as those for Art Grants found HERE with the following additions/exceptions:

  1. More leeway in what the money is used for, in terms of building supplies, rentals, etc. is given to such projects.
  2. A greater percentage than average of funding is generally allowed for these grants.
  3. Infrastructure such as stages and equipment can be covered by these grants.
  4. Disposable consumables are still not covered by these grants.  

Build it!

Do you have an awesome idea for the Effigy or Temple?  If you want to submit a proposal, you will submit the Art Grant application and select Effigy or Temple as your category.

In preparation to the application opening, a sample of the questions are being provided. You may make a copy of this application and complete the questions. Once the application opens then you will be able to copy and paste to complete all at one time as will be required by the application process. Sample Questions are coming very soon!

Even if your submission is not selected for the effigy or temple, there may be an opportunity to build, display, and even burn your piece.