New York League of Arts

New York League of Arts (NYLoA) was incorporated in 2019 and acknowledged as a New York City based 501c3 arts organization in June 2020.


To encourage art, community, and civic engagement through collective communal efforts in the New York City and Black Rock Desert region.
To be a legal entity that enables the New York Burning Man community to hold Decompression and other community events as well as fund public projects (such as art, activism, and educational endeavors).


To foster community by helping to facilitate the creative process through public art, education and community enhancing projects and events.
To produce Burning Man inspired Community events in the New York City region and surroundings fostering a sense of empowerment, involvement and community.
To guide, nurture, protect, and be transparent with the New York Burning Man regional community, and to benefit the larger community beyond the Burning Man Decompression event.
To embrace the principles of Burning Man in all of our events, activities, civic and community initiatives in which this body/groups partners with the community
To generate, distribute and maintain funding for public art, educational endeavors as well as civic projects in a participatory and transparent partnership with the NYC Community.

2018: NYLoA brought back the annual Burning Man community rite of passage; Decompression and created their first successful fundraiser.
2019: NYLoA established bylaws, a board and a framework to apply to for 501c3 status . NYLoA administered their first round of art grants and threw their
second successful fundraiser.

2020: NYLoA canceled their scheduled art grant selection process due to the pandemic but received their 501c3 funding.
2022: NYLoA solidified its process for art grants and held its
second set of formal art grants.
September 30th they held their third successful fundraiser.
2023: Currently the board is looking forward to their third set of art grants and the honorarium selection process which will take place in the Spring.

NYLoA is looking for community volunteers to assist in the process of reviewing art for the 2023 arts awards


Announcement will be posted on
BurningMan.NYC Social Channels INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK, TWITTER & New York Burning Man Announcement list

If you would like to sign up for our grant review board you do so
at this link.