2020 – Ice Trailer Dance Pole


Ice Trailer Dance Pole


An 8’x8’x8′ cubic wood frame with plywood floor and top cross-brace for mounting a dance pole inside the ice trailer. The frame is necessary to provide a ceiling mount support for a pole to either be pressure mounted (or bolted) and to provide sway support using the existing E-track strap/harness mounts inside the trailer itself (used to secure straps for pallets during transit) to secure the frame using ratchet straps.

Will it need power?


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


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).]

The only moving part (outside of the dancers themselves) will be the rotating pole. The cage itself itself is the safety precaution as it will create space for the dancer as well as provide stability and reinforcement for the pole itself.

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?)

This is my first time submitting an art grant proposal. The frame will require wood/construction experience of which I have some, however, if necessary I will have assistance from other volunteers with more expertise. The construction itself should be fairly straightforward as the materials are already sized accordingly (8ft lengths) and the design is fairly simple.

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.

$300 (materials, see attached list) + $150 for dance pole* = $450 total.

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?

Project will be constructed/assembled offsite in April prior to Flipside, then disassembled and transported as part of the infrastructure for Ice. When the first ice trailer is empty and cleared out the cage will be assembled in the empty trailer, along with (hopefully) the rest of the ice lounge to be made available Sat evening.

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.

I’d be willing but not sure what the content of this would be. Should this concept prove out it is my intent to have this project become part of the permanent infrastructure for Ice @Flipside.

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

Work to compete your project by Flipside, 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., Complete a follow up report so we can learn

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?

I’ve had a dance pole* loaned to me for the purposes of constructing the frame but will need to purchase a permanent replacement once the “proof of concept” is complete.