The organisation is requesting funds for HomeBurn, a series of online gatherings, designed to bring the AfrikaBurn creative community together through an accessible digital platform, using the organisations own streaming channels and online tools. The aim is to provide a cohesive showcase of events (as best possible live but where not pre-recorded) and activities that connect people across South Africa and the world. In the pilot iteration, 21 artworks and performances were executed from 4 provinces – including the communities of Vosloorus, Springbok, Sutherland, Tankwa, Lidgetton, Citrusdal, Johannesburg and greater Cape Town with two international works from USA and Switzerland. Over the course of event, a week’s the pilot of HomeBurn engaged over 5,500 unique individuals, on a platform launched only within 2 weeks of execution.
The online event reached across the globe including a number of African countries. What is critical to HomeBurn is that it is not virtual (in the sense of a virtual reality – rather, its content is art of many different disciplines and genres that have been created in the real world – participants (the organisation does not distinguish between artist and audience but rather recognises everyone as a creative participant) build and execute artworks and sculptures in their yards.
- 23 to 30 November 2020 HomeBurn eTopia event: one day online arts festival
- on 28/11/2020 – set up and strike of online platform including online content submission, finalisation, testing, scheduling and upload.
- 23/11/2020 30/11/2020 Cape Town (Salt River and Observatory), Johannesburg, Warrenton (NC), and online.