Immersive Worlds Await
Theme camps are the interactive core of a Burn. They create an ambience and a visual presence, providing interactive and communal spaces, often with activities. Fun, frivolous or food for thought, they are open to all and a gift to those who enter.
These camps are created by the combined efforts of participants, who join together in crews. They are a way to apply the participation, communal effort, self-expression and gifting principles, by devoting time, energy and resources to creating immersive worlds for other people to enjoy.
Examples of past theme camps include sound camps and bars, chill and chai tents, theatrical and artistic venues, fetish temples, safe spaces and kids corner. You can take a flick through some pics.
Consider getting a group of friends together to bring your world vision to life. Check out our set-up guide and make sure that you register your camp for placement. While we always love spontaneous combustions of creativity, we need to make sure that everything and everyone has a place to call home for the week.
Photo: Jorgenn Dobleene
2020 Theme Camp Team & Key Dates
Here is your Theme Camp Team for Burning Seed 2020:
Lisa Randall - Co-Lead Theme Camp Team (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Aidan McCarthy - Co-Lead Theme Camp Team (email@example.com)
Ariane (Sparkles) - Theme Camp 2IC (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Rowan - Placements Coordinator (themecampplacements@
Riley Mansfield - Grants Coordinator (themecampgrants@burningseed.
Shaun Mac - Early Entry/Directed Tickets Coordinator (email@example.com)
Theme camp Dates to remember:
Melbourne: March 19th 2020
How do theme camps communicate with you?
We will be sending emails to the addresses that you include in the application form- please ensure you save the link to that form in your browser, and then return and write the email addresses as required- this will ensure you continue to recive correct information
You can also check in and follow our Facebook page. Please note not all comms will go through this page and we really do urge you to be on top of those email address. The Facebook group is where our community can interact and support each other
Facebook Group : Burning Seed Theme Camps
Theme Camp applications open: 1st March 2020
Theme Camp applications close: 31st May 2020
Grants open: 1st July
Grants close: 1st August
Theme Camp Guidelines
You’ve dreamed up the idea, now it’s time to get into gear. This guide outlines the things to consider when you are planning, when you are on site and when it’s time to leave.
Theme Camp Registration
In order to complete your application please download the application pack and complete the following documentation BEFORE starting your application:
- Theme Camp Memorandum of Understanding (MOU): This document details Burning Seeds expectations on how a Theme Camp operate at Burning Seed.
- Risk Assessment: Each camp must complete a Risk Assessment or Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) detailing how they will operate safely at Burning Seed.
- Leave No Trace (LNT) Plan: Each camp must designate one member to be the LNT lead, they must agree to be responsible for their camps MOOP and develop a plan on how to LNT.
Applications for placement will open on 1 March 2020 and close on 31 May 2020. The outcomes of the application assessment process will be confirmed by mid-June 2020. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Theme Camp Grants
On top of our returning Theme Camp Grants, the following large grants are available to officially recognised theme camps at Burning Seed 2020. There are 3 categories this year; Art, Community Service (activities or food etc) and Infrastructure. To submit a proposal for a grant, hit the button below.
Grants will be capped at a maximum of $1000 and will be selected by the Theme Camp Team based on the strength of the proposal, reasonable and realistic costings of the project and with the goal of maximising the grant's impact out on the paddock.
We look forward to receiving your submission and good luck!