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What Creators Can Learn From Burning Man

Burning Man is built on 10 principles that encourage and foster creativity, independence, and inclusivity. A radical shift in the way to think about art, community, and creativity. Its 10

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Burning Man is built on 10 principles that encourage and foster creativity, independence, and inclusivity. A radical shift in the way to think about art, community, and creativity. Its 10 guiding principles offer insights that can illuminate the path for musicians and creators. Let's have a look at what we can learn from them.

RADICAL INCLUSION

Burning Man welcomes anyone willing to participate. Creators can ensure their art reaches, includes and welcomes people from different and diverse backgrounds. They can find ways to include people in the creative process. For example, Twitch Plays Pokemon included thousands of people participating live in the creative process. Freddie Mercury made sure We Will Rock You was easily supported with claps from the audience. What will you do to include people?

GIFTING

Burning Man operates on a gifting "economy", if you wanna call it that. Goods and services are given freely without expectation of return. As creators, the simple act of sharing music can be a gift that enriches the listener's life. It's a potent reminder that art itself is a gift. When done genuinely rather than for self-promotion, it'll feel unique, and memorable. It could be as simple as free music and free mints, but what about making something inspired by a moment or people in the spur of the moment? 🎶.

RADICAL SELF-RELIANCE

Burning Man encourages people to rely on their inner resources, both physical and mental. The idea is to be able to carry your own efforts, build resilience and create value for those around you.

RADICAL SELF-EXPRESSION

The festival provides a platform for individuals to express themselves in their own unique way. As a creator, honoring your unique voice and style, even if it doesn't conform to popular trends, is a powerful form of self-expression. Remain true to yourself, and your authenticity will shine through.

ACTIVE PARTICIPATION

Burning Man is about active participation, not passive consumption. As a creator, immerse yourself fully in the act of creating. Let the music take you where it wants to go. Be in the moment, and let your art be a reflection of that presence.

Burning Man's principles serve as a guide to a more meaningful, creative, and sustainable way of living and creating. Art is not just something we make or sell. Its process is what builds community, connection, and change.

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Published 9 months ago