WE BURN IN
Amber Burn is a regional Burning Man event in Lithuania, which is organized and run entirely by volunteers following the ten principles of Burning Man. We all, including YOU, create a more expressive and exciting reality together.
As a part of the Burning Man family, we are a community where everyone is welcome. No prerequisites exist for participation. It’s an environment that encourages individuals to rely on their inner resources and creativity.
This summer, we will build a temporary city in a secret location again – it will stand for five days from July 5 to July 9. We need your help to fill the streets with life, workshops, performances, and art.
The soul of our temporary city is Theme Camps. They are its vital energy, so whatever your passion is – music, art, spirituality, food, learning, sports, recycling, dancing, subcultures – connect with like-minded individuals and offer an interactive experience to your fellow citizens. Let them play and enjoy!
Does anyone know what is the path to being immensely free? And what does "cosmic" actually mean? Are we cosmic and excited to build our city once again?
Obviously, even more than excited, because the theme is COSMIC FREEDOM. A powerful and vastly expansive tool to play with. You know what they say – sky is the limit...
So, let’s gather this summer to celebrate our community, our creations, the whole universe that is around and within each of us.
THE 10 PRINCIPLES OF BURNING MAN
The community is guided by ten principles of Burning Man – radical inclusion, gifting, decommodification, radical self-reliance, radical self-expression, communal effort, civic responsibility, leaving no trace, participation, and immediacy. These principles are not the rules - they are the guidelines for how we, as a community, are building the world for ourselves and how we live in our daily life.
Burning Man co-founder Larry Harvey wrote the Ten Principles as guidelines for the newly-formed Regional Network in 2004. They were crafted not to dictate how people should act but to reflect on the community’s ethos and culture as it had organically developed since the event’s inception.
Our community values creative cooperation and collaboration. We strive to produce, promote and protect social networks, public spaces, works of art, and methods of communication that support such interaction.
We value civil society. Community members who organize events should assume responsibility for public welfare and endeavour to communicate civic responsibilities to participants. They must also assume responsibility for conducting events in accordance with local, state and federal laws.
Anyone may be a part of Burning Man. We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community.
Burning Man is devoted to acts of gift giving. The value of a gift is unconditional. Gifting does not contemplate a return or an exchange for something of equal value.
Our community respects the environment. We are committed to leaving no physical trace of our activities wherever we gather. We clean up after ourselves and endeavour, whenever possible, to leave such places in a better state than when we found them.
In order to preserve the spirit of gifting, our community seeks to create social environments that are unmediated by commercial sponsorships, transactions, or advertising. We resist the substitution of consumption for participatory experience.
Our community is committed to a radically participatory ethic. We believe that transformative change can occur only through the medium of deeply personal participation. We achieve being through doing. Everyone is invited to work. Everyone is invited to play.
Burning Man encourages the individual to discover, exercise and rely on his or her inner resources.
Immediate experience is the most important touchstone of value in our culture. We seek to overcome barriers that stand between us and a recognition of our inner selves. No idea can substitute for this experience
Radical self-expression arises from the unique gifts of the individual. No one other than the individual or a collaborating group can determine its content. It is offered as a gift to others. In this spirit, the giver should respect the rights and liberties of the recipient.
WAYS TO PARTICIPATE
Amber Burn is the gathering where what happens is up to you. Imagine immersing yourself in a bizarre world that offers you the chance to step out of your everyday life. Hang loose, be what you always wanted to be, and let it ride. Why not try something new? Support a project you like with your wicked ideas, knowledge, and skills? You are free to tailor your experience to your particular wants and needs.
Amber Burn happens because we all volunteer and create it together. It's YOU who is the most important one. Without you it would be impossible to make this happen. And even more, while volunteering, you have more fun and make new friends. It is important to mention that we volunteer before, during and after the gathering. Starting with planning, then building the city, we need your help by volunteering at different departments during the gathering, while we need your help after the event to leave the place without a trace. It is very important to volunteer as without volunteers - nothing happens in Amber Burn. Dedicate your time before, during and/ or after the gathering and jump into the boat now. If you have any questions related to volunteering, do not hesitate to ask: email@example.com
Read more about volunteering here.
Share your creativity with AB citizens: create art, installations, art cars, bring a workshop, performance, help to build the city, share your experience, skills through the talks and activities. Register your input if you need help with placement or need community support to make it happen.
The heARTs of the Amber Burn city are the Theme Camps. Gather your friends and create or join a Theme Camp! It's way easier and more fun to live in a small community of a Theme Camp during the burn. However, if you want to camp by yourself or with a small bunch of people, you can camp in the Free Camping area. Moreover, burners are coming to Amber Burn with the whole family so if you decide to come with the kids – join the Kids Village!
Contact us if you have questions regarding participation or anything else!
Be the friendly face every burner sees first! Great way to meet a lot of people! Hugs and kisses not to be spared!
Step into the groove! The crowd loves you! Singers, Dancers, DJs or entertainers of any kind are spicing up the celebrations. Don’t hold back!
Calm and patient when things get iffy? Sharp and clear-headed when everyone else is partying? Hats off to you, this is where you bring your cool.
Express Your Self. Bring an idea into being. The sky is the limit - this is the place where you can see your own unique concept come to life.
Call out to all earth lovers and enthusiasts. Help to minimize waste and increase sustainability!
Yes, we will burn things! But we like to keep it safe. Join to make sure no one gets hurt.
Is there a doctor on this plane? Fresh on the first aid course? Standby if there’s an emergency.
No better way to welcome the people than check them in. You’ll be making sure that only registered humans are crossing the doorstep. And maybe their pets too?
Gift your knowledge or talents - AmberBurn brings together people hungry to try and learn new things!
Muscle power and motivation are never out of fashion. We provide hammers and nails!
Art Grant registration for Amber Burn 2023 is open until April 17th!
Follow the link to register for an art grant.
TICKETS & REGISTRATION
Amber Burn 2022 Aftermovie
As we are already counting days until the next Amber Burn with excitement and joy, let’s remember how incredible and colorful it was last year.
Watch Amber Burn 2022 Aftermovie here.
Do you have an awesome idea or suggestions about the event but not sure how to make it happen? Even better! Get in touch with us and let's figure it out together!