The annual decompression event of Montreal’s Burner Community


Registration for placement and art grants is now closed! You want to get involved into co-creating this space? You are very much encouraged to take on a volunteering shift during the night of the event!

Important Information

Whether your are experienced or just getting started, we shall never say it enough: taBURNak! is the perfect venue for you to bring your wackiest creative ideas to life and get them to meet an enthusiastic and engaged audience.

We are a not-for-profit event : selling tickets enable us to rent a space for artistic expression in the heart of Montreal, as well as to make financial grants available to support unrealized projects. This money can be used to cover the costs for (among others): materials for fabrication, set-up, transportation, tickets for artists, etc.

We’re primarily chasing for innovative and/or experimental projects that respect the 10 Principles of Burning Man and that would ideally involve an interactive aspect.

Have you always been dreaming of been able to display your artwork? To perform on a stage as a clown, a burlesque dancer, a shibarist or a magicien? To get your brass band to play? Do you wish to bring your theme camp along with you and offer some goofy interactivity sessions to bewilder people, or simply get them to dance their booties off all night long to your new DJ set? Do you need an excuse to finally get yourself to try those new techniques you have only been fantasizing about? Well, look no further. Let your imagination go wild!


TRANSPORTATION is not included. You are responsible for bringing your project to the site by your own means. However, you may be able to get your transport costs reimbursed if you included them in your grant application.

Feb. 14th, 2024 (12pm)

Art and theme camp placement form goes live.
Grant application period opens.

March 3rd, 2024 (11:59PM)

Grant application period closes.

March 30th, 2024 (11:59PM)

Deadline for placement requests.

Apr. 6th, 2024

10AM - 6PM

Installation onsite by artists/camp members.

Apr. 7th, 2024

6AM - 1PM

Teardown by artists/camp members.


One you have purchased your ticket, you gain access to the voluteering platform which is linked directly in the confirmation e-mail. This platform will allow you to register to one (or more!) shifts and be integrated to a team : Bar, Greeters, Gate, Rangers, LNT… Remember that we are all volunteers : without the contribution of each and every one of us, this event would never be possible. A big thank you for your involvement that allows this community to survive and flourish.

go to the volunteering platform

Ten Principles of Burning Man

  • Radical Inclusioneveryone is welcome...
  • radical come as you are!
  • immediacythings happen when they happen
  • Participationeveryone gets involved
  • Giftingwe give without expecting anything in return...
  • Decommodification...and therefore without asking for money
  • radical self-reliancewe take responsibility for ourselves...
  • Civic responsibility...and we are accountable for our actions
  • communal effortwe value cooperation and collaboration....
  • Leave No Trace!...and we clean up after ourselves!

Zero principle

Consent is a fundamental principle of any community event. We are especially attentive to the need to respect consent. We will not tolerate any abusive behaviour and take complaints very seriously. 

For more information, contact our Consent Committee.