2020 – Thrive Hive


Thrive Hive


Thrive Hive is a fully interactive Acme shaped Bee Hive, constructed from 2 Geodesic domes, covered in reflective material with 4 true mirrors inside

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).]

It’s climbable, the domes are constructed using 2″ OD pipe, strong enough to hold 1 person/hexagon. Although, not very easy to climb.

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 the first of this size for me, my camp lead for Burning Man 2020 has a lot of experience with large scale art pieces and art cars.Camp Crazy Horse is sponsoring myself and my piece for the Burn this year.

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.


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?

2 days to build, 2days to take down and put away, this piece will be traveling to Black Rock City for 4th of July. It will be partially built off site at the “H(Art) Yard” in East Austin.

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.

Not at this time, however always up for a discussion about it.

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.

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?