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Ticket Info for Burning Seed 2018

It’s that time again, the moment that we’ve all been waiting for, the opportunity to guarantee your place at Burning Seed 2018. It’s been almost 7 months since last we drove away from the forest that is our home at Red Earth City. The good news is that means it’s only around 5 months until we return, for the biggest, grandest, most epic Burning Seed yet. For 6 days from Wednesday 26th September to Tuesday 2nd October you have the chance to experience an Ancient Future amongst thousands of other like minded explorers.

Here is everything you need to know about getting your ticket to Burning Seed 2018: Ancient Future.


Quick Info

  • Tickets go on sale Friday 11th May at 7pm AEST.
  • You need to have completed or updated your Burner Profile to buy a ticket.
  • Maximum of 2 adult tickets per transaction (both ticket holders need a Burner Profile).
  • The name on your Burner Profile and ticket must match your Photo ID.
  • There is a cap on the number of tickets being sold, having a Burner Profile does not guarantee you a ticket.
  • No changes to the prices for 2018 - Adult: $195 / Youth (16+17 yo) $145 / Kids (under 16) $10.
  • No free tickets, everyone pays.

Excited yet? You should be! As we mentioned above, there are no changes to the ticket price this year. But in 2018 the adventure lasts an extra day with all participants having until midday Tuesday to leave the site!


Less quick and more detailed info

  • If you purchased a ticket in 2016 or 2017 then you’ll already have a Burner Profile but you need to update it before you can purchase a ticket this year.
  • If you don’t yet have a Burner Profile you’ll need to create one before buying your ticket.
  • Burner Profiles can be created or updated now at http://qkt.io/seed18
  • Adult ticket prices remain at $195 (plus fees).
  • Youth tickets for 16 and 17 year olds are $145 (plus fees). Youth ticket holders will need a Burner Profile and must attend Burning Seed with their legal parent or guardian.
  • You can purchase a maximum of 2 adult tickets.
  • A small percentage of tickets are held back for critical event crew as well as returning theme camps to reduce any risk to the core event infrastructure.

 

Selling your ticket

Some people may purchase a ticket and end up, unfortunately, not be able to attend. If this happens to you and you have a friend or family member who wants to purchase your ticket then you can sort out the financials between yourselves and then transfer the ticket directly through Quicket. The person purchasing the ticket will need to have created a Burner Profile for the transfer to work. Once the transfer occurs your original ticket is cancelled and a new one is issued to the purchaser. Do not sell your ticket above face value.

If you don’t know anyone who wants to purchase your ticket then please wait until tickets sell out. At this time we’ll launch our Secure Ticket Exchange Program (STEP). This is an automated online system allows the seller to enter adult tickets into the outbound queue. People looking for tickets request 1 or 2 tickets and get entered in the inbound queue. As tickets are entered by sellers they are offered to those waiting to purchase. That offer is valid for 48 hours and if they aren’t purchased in that time, then that purchaser is removed from the queue and the tickets are offered to the next person in line.


Kids Tickets

Kids tickets (for those under 16) are $10 (plus fees). There is no need for kids to have a Burner Profile as their tickets are linked to the profile of their parent or guardian. There is no cap on kids tickets and they can be purchased right up to and during the event. Kids tickets must be purchased online, there are no gate sales.


Your Treasure Awaits

From 7pm AEST on the 11th May you can purchase your key to unlock Burning Seed - Ancient Future. Make sure you have your Burner Profile ready to go and bookmark the ticket purchasing page http://qkt.io/seed18, If you have any questions about tickets please email ticketing@burningseed.com

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Would you like to take a survey?

Would you like to take a survey?

Ok, we’re pretty excited for this one – it’s the questionnaire for the restructure process!

The questionnaire contains several questions (obviously) that will be key to how the new entity operates. These are relevant to the actual legal structure that we adopt, as well as what the new constitution will contain. It’s important stuff.

This questionnaire has been developed based on the feedback we have received to date. It has gone through a refinement and testing process over several weeks.

So, please, take 10 – 15 minutes to have your say. CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE SURVEY.

The questionnaire will stay open until 15 May.

We released some background information to support your reflections including;

  • A spreadsheet that highlights the differences between each of the legal models we are considering;
  • A research paper that discusses how other regional burns are structured;
  • A PDF that provides a bit of background and history on the creation of the Burning Seed Event and the corporate structure of Red Earth City

More information on the process and background can be found on our Future of Seed Page.

If you would like to be kept up to date on future consultations, town halls and receive details on the final report, please sign up to our Future of Seed Email List here. Any queries, comments or concerns? please email futureofseed@burningseed.com.

Lastly, we have a few in person consultations happening in Newcastle April 22nd, Matong/Riverina on May 6th, and online for folks in other regions early May (for more details on the online session email futureofseed@burningseed.com).

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Burner Profiles are almost here!

Tickets for Burning Seed 2018 - Ancient Future are so close you can almost touch them, but first it’s time to reach into your past and revisit your Burner Profile.

We introduced Burner Profiles in 2016 for a lot of great reasons including better understanding our participants through basic demographic information, reducing instances of scalping and ensuring that our community understands the 10 Principles that are the foundation of any burn. Thanks to some great planning and your support they have been super successful in achieving all these things, and with tickets around the corner it’s time to make sure that your Burner Profile is up to date.

On Monday 16th April at 7pm AEST Burner Profiles will go live for 2018 and you’ll be able to head to the Quicket event page, login to your account and review your profile to ensure everything is as it should be. Maybe you’ve gone to a few more burns? Acquired a new paddock name? Moved to the other side of the globe? All this information and more can be updated in your Burner Profile so that you’re ready to explore Ancient Future. If you haven’t yet created a profile then this is your opportunity. Don’t be scared. Many wise old adventurers have trodden this path before you. Every participant must either create or update their Burner Profile before buying a ticket to Burning Seed 2018. The one exception to this is kids under the age of 16.

This first step along the path to Ancient Future can be found at http://qkt.io/seed18. If you’ve previously created a Burner Profile then you’ll need to remember your Quicket login details. They will either be your email address and a password, or you may have used Facebook to create an account. Either way if you’ve forgotten your password you’ll be able to perform a reset on the Quicket site.

We will be announcing all the details about Burning Seed tickets, including the date you can get your excited little hands on them in the coming weeks. Make sure to keep your eye on the Burning Seed Facebook Page for all the latest information.

So in summary:

  • Burner Profiles go live at 7pm AEST on Monday 16th April
  • Everyone (except kids) needs to create or review their profile before they can buy a ticket for Burning Seed
  • If you need to reset your Quicket password you do this directly with Quicket
  • Further details on when tickets will be available is coming soon

Have a question about Burner Profiles? Don’t hesitate to email ticketing@burningseed.com

 

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Winner of the Burning Seed Theme Design

After receiving a number of amazing submissions and having a very difficult decision to make, we are happy to announce that the winning theme design for Burning Seed 2018: Ancient Future goes to Sarah Barber. Sarah's design work was used for both Deep Space 2016 and Deeper Space 2017 making Ancient Future 2018 a nice little hat trick!

The winner each year is chosen by Burning Seed Team Leads and Facilitators. To make it fair, they don't know who made the submissions and are simply given the posters to vote on.

Here are Sarah's words about her inspiration for this years design:

"The concept behind this shows various elements montaged together relating to ancient future. The focal point is a Scarab beetle which represents transformation, renewal & creation in Egyptian mythology. The Circle encompassing it is is of Mars which was the most commonly worshipped god among roman ancestors and also a possible future colony for humanity. I've tried to capture the idea further by juxtaposing ancient ruins alongside clean modern shapes (yet ironically also a pyramid) filled with modern cities with an overarching steampunk feel. In the background is a dissected watch which could be looked at as a way to time travel or perhaps we have broken time which is how we ended up in this little sanctuary we call 'Home'. In the ancient future only the weird will survive. To boldly go where we have gone before. Where lizard gods may roam the earth and time stands still - for on the paddock we are neither in the past nor future but the present Ancient Future."

What happens now?

Our talented design team will now work with Sarah to translate this design across all of the things! You'll soon be seeing Sarah's design on the website and Facebook pages and of course on our wristbands and publications for Burning Seed 2018. In the meantime, check out Sarah's awesome design below.

 

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Applications for build and pack down crew now open

We absolutely love all the wonderful community members who put their particiPANTS on to crew for Burning Seed each year during the event. But we ESPECIALLY love those who dedicate up to a month of their time to build and pack down Red Earth City. These pre and post event crews are the backbone of Burning Seed - the ones who build the infrastructure, the structures we burn, feed the crew and pack it all down after the party.

One of the most rewarding ways to get involved with the burn is to join a pre/post event crew. Living and working out in the forest together creates lifelong bonds, as well as the opportunity learn new skills from each other and watch Red Earth City rise and then disappear back into the dust - all the while sharing stories and warm VB by the Stockade campfire.

Handy with a star picket? Got experience as a chippy, plumber, electrician, all round useful guy or gal? A dab hand at putting a marquee up the right way around? We need all sorts of people with a range of skills and experience.

Does this sound like you? If so we would love to hear from you. Applications are now open for the following teams:

  • Department of Planning & Infrastructure (DPI)
  • Effigy & Temple Build Crews
  • Kitchen
  • Pack Down
  • Leave no Trace

Check out the website to view the roles and position descriptions. To apply to join one of these teams, follow this link to fill out the application form. Applications for general community crews will open when tickets go on sale.

We also still have a bunch of critical year-round vacancies to fill as soon as possible - have a look through the roles on the website to see if anything tickles your fancy! Your friendly Crew Wranglers are always here to answer any questions at jointhecrew@burningseed.com

The Effigy Build Crew doing their thing at Seed 2017

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2018 Theme Camp Applications Open!

Calling all space-cowboys, tribal time travelers and celestia shamans - It’s time to embrace the Ancient Future and bring your tattered old theme camp into the 25th century. That’s right, Theme Camp applications for 2018 are now OPEN!

How to apply

All the info you need for 2018 is on the Burning Seed Theme Camps page. Have a read through the Theme Camp guidelines and then start your  application by submitting the 2018 Theme Camp Application Form telling us about your camp and what you’re planning to launch onto the Paddock in 2018.

Information Sessions

No idea what we are talking about but want to find out?

The Burning Seed 2018 Theme Camp Team will be running information sessions in both Sydney and Melbourne. If you are a new or a returning Theme Camp, these nights will provide you with an opportunity to meet fellow Theme Camp crew and hear how applications, grants and placement will work this year.

The info nights will be run at the following times:

  • Melbourne: Wednesday 2 May from 19:00 to 21:00 at the Union Hotel Brunswick Event Page
  • Sydney: To Be Announced (sometime in May)
  • Newcastle: To Be Announced

Upcoming Fundraisers

Some theme camps are well ahead of the game, weekends are booking up fast as fundraisers are being announced. It is well and truly party season, if you haven’t seen the events yet, here’s a quick run-down on what’s coming in the next couple of months

 

 

Sorry if we have missed anyone. If you want help plugging your events feel free to shoot an email to themecamps@burningseed.com and we will help put it out there.

Communications

As well as blog posts  and email updates we will be using the following forums to communicate on a regular basis:

Burn Bright and see you at your local Info Night )°(

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Be a part of the Ancient Future ARTery Team

Are you interested in supporting the growing art culture of Burning Seed? Are you a skilled blogger? Savvy on social media? Perhaps you’re interested in helping curate and select the pieces we fund. The ARTery department is looking for a couple of new volunteers to join our year-round team. Applications for both positions will be open from April 4th to the 16th.

Position 1: Art Grant Selection Committee Member

The Art Grant Selection Committee (AGSC) meet up to three times a year via conference calls to determine the budget and recipients of Burning Seeds art grants and to select the three finalists for the Temple. We need another community member to join our team before the end of April who will participate  in the selection process for the Large Art Grants which closes May 6th. Full position description and application information here

Position 2: Art Blogger & Social Media Manager

We’re looking for a new team member to take the ARTery to the next level, promoting and sharing the amazing art and artists of Burning Seed. The Art Blogger and Social Media manager will create new and engaging blog posts and manage the social media and web presence of the ARTery department, and will work closely with the ARTery Team Lead and Artist Liaison to learn about then promote artists that receive grants from the ARTery. Please check out the position description and application information here.

 

 

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Future of Seed: Delivering Smokin’ Hot Background Papers to you!

One of the key pieces of feedback that we have heard as part of the restructure process is that people feel that they need more information about what they are being asked when we talk about what the future of Burning Seed looks like.

In response, the restructure committee has developed some documentation that we hope will be of assistance over the remainder of this process.

We’d like to share three documents with you;

  1. spreadsheet that highlights the differences between each of the legal models we are considering.
  2. research paper that discusses how other regional burns are structured.
  3. A PDF that provides a bit of background and history on the creation of the Burning Seed Event and the corporate structure of Red Earth City.

If you feel that you need more information or are having trouble accessing the documents, please send an email to futureofseed@burningseed.com.

A reminder as well that we are currently seeking written submissions via an online form. Prefer to talk with us in person? We are hosting additional face-to-face sessions in Melbourne (8-Apr-18), Sydney (15-Apr-18 TBC), Newcastle (22-Apr-18 TBC), Brisbane (29-Apr-18 TBC),  and Riverina/Matong (6-May-18 TBC) and launching an online questionnaire in April.

As always we’ll update our Future of Seed Web Page with up to date information, links and you can also sign up to our very low traffic email list.

Thanks everyone, we look forward to hearing more from you as we move through the community engagement process.

 

 

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Theme Design Callout for Ancient Future – Burning Seed 2018

Are you ready for the ANCIENT FUTURE at Burning Seed 2018? Are you inspired as to what the theme could look like? Are you an artist, designer, painter or even a serviette doodler? We’re hoping the answer to any of these questions is yes, because our EVENT THEME DESIGN submissions for the theme of ANCIENT FUTURE are now open.

Every year we select a unique theme to inspire the art of the paddock and other creative collateral at Burning Seed. We then call out to YOU the community to create the face of the design.

What does this actually mean?

We want you to interpret the theme Ancient Future for the Burning Seed Community and design a poster based on your interpretation. The winning design will become forever known as the image of Burning Seed 2018 and you will be famous! Well maybe not, but your artwork will be translated into all of our event collateral including our WWW guide, Survival Guide, wristbands, tickets, website banners, Facebook images, promotional materials/posters and more!

Wait, so I have to design all of those things?

No! We only need you to design the poster. If your design wins, our very talented Design Team will then work to incorporate your theme across the board! Easy as! 

OMG! I want to do it! What are the rules?

There are no rules! Apart from the specs of the submission, the rest is completely up to you. You are free to interpret the theme in whichever way you wish so let your imagination run wild. We have had some amazing submissions in the past and we really wanna see what you got! 

The Theme Design & Submission Process

The theme design is now open and you have 6 weeks to submit your design - but dont leave it to the last minute and miss out! We will be giving you a couple of reminders along the way. You can also submit more than one design if you wish - just use a separate application for each.

Here are the key dates you need to know:

  1. 23rd February (thats today!) - Theme Design Opens for 6 weeks
  2. 6th April - Theme Design Closes
  3. 13th April - Winning Theme Design Announced

What’s next?

Head on over to the Event Theme page of the Burning Seed website. There you will find some general info on the theme as well as design specs, FAQ's and instructions for the theme design submissions process.

We can’t wait to see what you come up with. Burn Bright!

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Protecting the Community

There have been a number of conversations recently in the Burner community about how Burning Seed handles sexual assault allegations. We wanted to clarify the policies and procedures we have in place as well as our initiatives in this very sensitive area.

All forms of sexual assault, harassment and/or violence are unacceptable and are not tolerated at Burning Seed. Burning Seed is committed to challenging and preventing sexual assault and violence by creating Australia's​ first sexual assault response team at any burn or festival. Burning Seed is committed to creating a safe environment for everyone during the annual event. Sexual Assault is unlawful and we will ensure that every report will be treated sensitively, promptly, seriously and confidentially. The victim’s well-being and safety is paramount.

The Role of P.E.E.R Rangers

At Burning Seed, our P.E.E.R Rangers are available 24 hours per day to support victims of emotional and/or psychological distress. All P.E.E.R Rangers are highly qualified​, trained and experienced in managing and responding to these incidents. ​Burning ​Seed has every confidence in the team to act in a professional and ethical manner at all times.

As their work is focused on victim support, P.E.E.R Rangers are not responsible for ejecting or banning anyone from the event​. In the event of an incident​(s) where an ejection might be required for the safety of participants, the decision is made by the on-duty Rangers Lead and Site Manager on the day of the report​.

As well as dealing with any issues that occur at Burning Seed, our P.E.E.R Rangers are also committed to onsite community education and awareness of respectful relationships and achieve this via Porta-a-Loo posters, badges displaying positive messages and creatively engaging the community at the Gate and Greeters stations through information dissemination to participants.

The scope of their work does not extend beyond the event - ​this includes​ private fundraising parties. However, outside of the event the P.E.E.R Rangers have chosen to have an​ educational​ role and provide up to date info and awareness​ to the ​Burning Seed community regarding positive relationships, respectful interactions, ​bystander intervention strategies and addressing harmful attitudes. This is achieved through regular blog posts to the official Burning Seed website and the official Burning Seed Facebook page as well as detailed info in our Survival Guide and What, Where, When (WWW) Guide.

The reporting line and chain of accountability is such that P.E.E.R team members report directly to the Team Lead of P.E.E.R, who reports to the Site Safety Facilitator, who reports to the Event Coordinator.

​All​ retroactive incident​ reports or incident reports from off-site events should be directed to the local police for further follow up. Upon request the P.E.E.R. team will continue to provide support and/or counselling details to victims​.​ They will also continue to use retroactive reports to gather data on the trends of the behaviour of our community onsite, to help with ongoing training of P.E.E.R Rangers and to assist with education and awareness campaigns for the wider community.

Disclosures and Reporting of Sexual Assault:

All reports of sexual assault made to Burning Seed will be responded to in a non-judgmental, supportive, positive and empathic manner regardless of gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, cultural identity, religion, disability, age or any other protected characteristic.

In the event that a participant reports sexual assault, harassment or violence during the event, a Ranger and/or P.E.E.R Ranger must be contacted. The Burning Seed Emergency Response Protocol will then be enacted and followed by relevant Lead ​Rangers, Event Coordinators and Site Managers. P.E.E.R Rangers and/or Senior Rangers​ will then follow the Red Earth Ranger Standard Operating Procedure document.​ All incidents are recorded on an official Incident Report form.

What happens next:

  • If the victim decides to make a report​ to NSW Police, they will be supported to do so without judgment or influence of Burning Seed.
  • The victim has the right to withdraw the report at any time throughout the process without consequence. The victim has the right to choose not to be a part of any police investigation that may occur.
  • If Burning Seed believes that the ​immediate ​safety of others is at risk, Burning Seed has the right to eject participants. At least one participant was ejected at the 2015 event after a report of harassment was made to P.E.E.R Rangers.
  • Burning Seed may still inform law enforcement if we believe that participant safety is at risk, ​even if the victim has exercised their right to withdraw a complaint. ​The confidentiality and anonymity of the person(s) affected will be prioritised in these circumstances.

All reports to Rangers must be made by the person​ affected​. No third party reports will be accepted, however a third party can support the victim to make a report.

​I​f a report is withdrawn by the original reporter, the matter is deemed resolved and closed and no further action is taken (except in cases whereby Burning Seed believes that the immediate safety of other participants is at risk).  If the reporter and Burning Seed ​arrive at a mutually​ acceptable outcome, then the matter is deemed resolved​ and the matter is closed.

Burning Seed Commitment

Burning Seed aims to help keep participants safe at all times and alongside our dedicated team of P.E.E.R rangers is the support of paid contracted onsite services. This includes First Aid (Medics) and Event Security who are onsite for the duration of the event. NSW Police are available upon request for urgent matters and make regular visits to the site during the event.

Burning Seed is committed to:

  • Assisting those who have been affected by sexual assault and sexual violence by providing choices, information and support such as assisting victims to access medical care, legal options and information about counselling options.
  • Ensuring those who have been sexually assaulted are treated with dignity, respect and compassion and are supported throughout the event if they wish to make a disclosure to law enforcement.
  • Engaging the community in education and prevention campaigns including breaking myths surrounding sexual assault and addressing harmful attitudes towards sexual assault and harassment.
  • Ensuring that members of the P.E.E.R Ranger team are kept up to date with relevant policy and legislative changes that relate to sexual assault in NSW and that training guidelines are in accordance with the principles of the Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA).
  • Ensuring sensitive and identifying information regarding sexual assault is kept confidential at all times.

Burning Seed aims to exercise care to protect and respect the rights of the victim and alleged perpetrator(s) at all times. Burning Seed update and review their policies and procedures annually.

We thank you for taking the time to read this latest post and can’t wait to see you at Burning Seed 2018.

If you have been affected by sexual assault, harassment or violence and need someone to talk to, you can contact the National Sexual Assault, Family Domestic Violence Counselling Service on 1800 737 732 or visit their website by clicking here.