Who is Ignition Northwest?
Ignition Northwest is a Seattle-based 501c3 non-profit volunteer-led arts organization whose mission is to fuel community through participatory arts, events, and education. The founders of Ignition Northwest were initially brought together through their experiences and connections within in the Burning Man community.
What is SeaCompression?
SeaCompression* is a volunteer-run, participation-based community arts event, held every fall, as a reunion, congregation, and celebration of the local Burning Man arts community. This is an official Burning Man event, and with that we are permitted, insured, and guided by the ten principles of Burning Man in our process and engagement.
*Named after “Decompression”, which is an annual event in San Francisco produced by the Burning Man Project.
What should I expect?
As a participation-based event, YOU create the event, and ultimately, the experience. Think about what you want to share, and bring it! Fire arts and performance, costumes, live music, kinetic sculptures, art cars, dancing, sculpture, art, theme camps, and more! If it is a piece of art or performance, give the organizers a heads up in advance, and let’s place your project!
How do I get involved?
Volunteering, making something, or sharing something you’ve already made is a wonderful way to participate. If you are interested in bringing a piece of art, setting up a theme camp, or performance, give the organizers a heads up in advance, and let’s make sure we save a place your project!
What is a theme camp?
A theme camp is a reserved space, placed on the event map, for your registered project. To register a project, it must have artistic merit and/or be publicly engaging.
How can I sponsor this event?
One of the guiding principles of the Burning Man Project is decommodification. In order to preserve the spirit of gifting, we aim to create social environments unmediated by commercial sponsorships, transactions, or advertising. If you would like to make a donation to Ignition Northwest, the 501(c)3 organization producing the event, please go to our website at www.Seacompression.org.
Free, really? But you don’t have any sponsors!?
One of the guiding principles of the Burning Man Project is gifting. We, as a community, are devoted to gift giving. In that vein, we choose to give this event, free of obligatory charge, to the public. Unfortunately, we still have many costs associated with creating the infrastructure for this event to happen. We suggest a donation of $10 per person, which helps cover the cost of this event, art grants for this event, and community art scholarships throughout the year.
Did someone say art grants!?
Yes! If you are looking to bring some art to SeaCompression, we’d love to help fund it. Grants are available up to $300, and you can find out more by applying on our website.
What is Artattack?
Artattack is Georgetown’s very own community art event in Georgetown. We will be partnering with them this year in November to scale up the event into a full sized arts festival that Seacompression will happen within.
Where’s the bar, man?
To make this event available and accessible for everyone, we opted to host this event as an open air street fair. The local businesses in the Georgetown neighborhood all came together to allow us access to their streets and use of their neighborhood. As a thank you to their generosity, we ask that you direct your alcohol purchases towards their businesses, and give them a big Burning Man high five for being such hospitable hosts!