2020 – Hydrocarbon Homecoming Mum Project – Community Mums


Hydrocarbon Homecoming Mum Project – Community Mums


We want to provide the crafting materials for Flipizens to create their very own Hydrocarbon Homecoming mums. This will require cardboard backing, lots of glue guns and glue sticks, flowers, ribbons, beads, bells, and assorted trinkets.

Will it need power?


If it will need power, what is your power plan?

We only need enough power to operate glue guns. But we will need outlets.

Does the piece incorporate flame effects, moveable pieces, and/or is it climbable?


If it does incorporate flame effects, moveable pieces, and/or is climbable what is your safety plan? [(Note: if flame effects are used, your project will be subject to inspection by the Burnable Art Lead, who has final say if your project will burn during the event).]


Have you completed any other large scale art projects? (In this media? Where and when? How did the project go? Do you have pictures or recordings?)

no other large scale art projects – we are only asking for funding for community craft materials so participants can create their own mums

How much money do you need? (Up to $575) We are looking for a thorough itemized budget and the amount of grant money you are requesting.Please include a reasonably researched estimate of the cost of the materials you expect to need.

$500 – The average 7″ basic mum (artificial) costs around $6 retail. That only allows us around 80 mums, and that’s before additional ribbons, etc. This effect is expected to draw at least 200-300 participants. See:
https://www.michaels.com/6.5in-15-layer-pearlized-white-mum-flower-by-celebrate-it/10480552.html. We want to buy around 50 of these, plus additional craft material and glue so people can modify their mums and make them their own.

If you want to upload something for the budget you can do that here:

What is your timeline detailing the planning, creation, installment, and removal of your project?

We will purchase the raw craft materials and bring them out to Flipside; we will be using the Ice camp area to set up the crafting tables. We will monitor the tables while people are crafting and show examples of mums, and after Homecoming is over we will pack up the materials (if any are leftover) and leave Ice as we found it.

Optional but encouraged: detailed drawings, CAD files/SketchUp documents, sketches, or other graphic illustrations of your creative concept.

We would like the artists to give community workshops outside of Flipside. Do you think you have a workshop idea that could be provided to the community? If so, please tell us what it is.

This is basically a giant crafting workshop 🙂

By applying for this grant you agree that if given the funds you plan to:

Save and provide receipts of materials greater than or equal to grant amount by 07/25/20. If you do not provide this information you be disqualified from receiving a grant in the future.

You may upload photos/recording of past projects here *You must have a Google account to do so.

We will be having the 2021 Ignition Philter fundraiser after the fall town hall (usually held in late September/ early October.) Would you be willing to bring the piece back for that event?


Have you received funding from any other entity or regional for this piece previously? If so, who and how much?