2020 – Purr Pocket


Purr Pocket


A vibrating, purring cush space with cat videos and cat toys in the Bag o’ Cats camp.

Will it need power?


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

1600w inverter generator (already purchased)

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?)

We have been building out the Purr Pocket for three burns now, identifying ways to improve it each time. We have a good dome structure and recently bought a camp generator so we don’t run out of purrs halfway through a burn, but we still need more cushions and vibration. Temperature regulation has been an issue, and for flipside we desperately need fans! In the future, once we have all the infrastructure in place to make it comfortable, we hope to keep adding more decorative pieces and interactive toys to trap all the crazy cat people.

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.

$50 x 4 20″ fans + $70 x 1 night magic bed vibrator + $10 x 20 large washable cushions = $470

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 are coordinating storage, transport, install and tear-down of the Purr Pocket to include all camp mates. Install takes about half a day, and tear-down can easily be done on Monday in time for GTFO.

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.

Cat snuggles really explain themselves…but we’ve gotten pretty good at putting together shelterlogic domes (aka Fyre Festival/ FEMA tents).

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?