Art is at the Core of Where the Sheep Sleep

Burning Man is known for its highly interactive and experimental art pieces. Where you as a viewer complete the artwork, can touch it, activate it or otherwise interact with it.  And where anyone is an artist and gets this blank canvas to play with. No ‘highbrows’ just creativity.

We are very proud of all the artists that have shared their gifts in the past years with incredible art pieces. Please take a look some of the pieces that have already registered.

All participants are welcome to create art for the Playa! We have some great artists that will be joining the Sheep this year and we would be honored to welcome many more!

They include Large Art Structures, Sound Installations, Art Cars, Participatory Workshops & Live Performances.

We are here to help you all the info you need on creating art for Where The Sheep Sleep.

Before scrolling down it’s important to know that making artwork for a Burning Man NL event in is challenging, due to the difficulties inherent in creating in consideration to the Dutch unpredictable weather, winds, and possibly rain. Read up on what it takes to attend, and make art for Burning Man NL here:

  • At where the Sheep Sleep, volunteers at The ARTery will assist you in placing your art on the playa.
  • If you need help with your project check out our and connect with the Burning Man community and post a listing about what you’re looking for to make your creative dream a reality

It’s worth noting that most installations contain an interactive element, which allows participants to fully engage with the piece instead of viewing it from a safe distance as we are used to in our museum- and gallery-oriented world. Participants are encouraged to explore and interact with the art, and may well find themselves helping an artist to build a structure or performing some task to activate an art object. Touching, climbing, entering, spinning, engaging and exploring are encouraged.

Honoraria Progam

Also this year the Burning Man NL Arts issues a small number of grants for the purpose of partially funding specific art projects for installation at the Where the Sheep Sleep event in the Netherlands. We look for work that stands independently as physical, sculptural installation, independent of performances or activities, although these may accompany the installation.

If you’re interested in applying for funding for an art installation bound for the annual Where the Sheep Sleep event in the Netherlands, you must submit this form by May 28 2023. After submitting your work, you  apply for a grant by filling out the Art Honoraria Program Application

Thank you for wanting to create art for Where The Sheep Sleep

Man Build )'(

We are looking for a builder of the Man, AKA the Effigy at Where the Sheep Sleep this summer. 

Building The Man is a big project and a big responsibility that should not be taken lightly. But! When The Man burns you can expect a proud and rewarding feeling of communal accomplishment.

The deadline to apply via this form is Sunday 9 April 2023 at 00:00 

Budget for the man

As the build of The Man is a central project to the event, Burning Man Netherlands has a budget of €5.500,- to fund the build. This budget is for the expenses that will accompany this project.Think of: materials, transport, tools, workspace rental, technical drawings, etc. If more funds are needed this will need to be gathered via crowdfunding, for example within the Burning Man Community.