Today Burning Man announced that it has transitioned to a non-profit organization. The process began in 2011 with the launch of the non-profit Burning Man Project. Over the course of more than two years, a number of steps were undertaken to allow the non-profit to take control of the limited liability corporation that has run the event since the late 1990s. In January the Burning Man Project became the sole stockholder in the LLC, thus completing the transition. According to Burning Man, the organization’s yearly festival in Black Rock City will be largely unaffected by the transition.
Every year, as you well know, tens of thousands of participants depart Black Rock City invigorated and inspired to make the rest of their lives ‘more like Burning Man.’ It is through this network and with the help of the non-profit we can now proactively stimulate the culture to manifest in programs related to civic engagement, education and the arts.
photo by Michael Holden