Art Grant, Ticket Updates, TCAPS, Volunteer

In this post:

– Art Grant Apps are LIVE!
– Ticket Updates
– TCAPS – due yesterday – here’s what we got!

It’s Art Grant App GO TIME!
The Art Grant App form:
Due: Thursday, May 30, 2024 at NOON (you have 2 weeks!)

Expect award notifications by Tuesday, June 4, 2024

To be eligible, you must have already submitted an application for your theme camp or art project (due yesterday). As previously mentioned, Art Grants (partial or otherwise) are not guaranteed for all TC/APs, as we’re working on streamlining our processes. We plan to offer fewer but potentially larger individual grants this year. The application deadline is Thursday, May 30th, at NOON. Grant response notifications will be sent by email by (at least) Tuesday, June 4th. Stay tuned for the exact amount of grant money to be awarded this year, as some tickets are still on sale for the event. The more tickets sold, the higher the grant amount can be, however, we ARE able to tell you that ASS tickets alone (sold just prior to GA-ticket sales) brought in almost $2K! THANKS ASS PEOPLE!

Unfortunately, we did not have a donation option with our new ticketing platform this year, which has been included with grants in the past, but if you’d like to donate specifically to our art program, please let us know! We’d love to add to it!

The total amount available for art grants this year will be finalized by the application due date dependent on ticket sales at that time. Until then, we just don’t know, and want to wait to say, to be able to offer as much as possible! Stay tuned for that!

A max of $500 will be potentially available for each applicant.

Speaking of tickets, I’m happy to update y’all that available ticket numbers keep on ticketing down, and at this point, there are only 67 tickets left, still with 2 months to go! You may have noticed that we haven’t been pushing them very much at all. We’re more into the quality of attendees, not quantity, so we don’t plan to stray too far out of our community just to push ticket sales. We have all of YOU GUYS, so we’re already doing great, if you ask me!

BTW – our total tickets available this year increased to 450, and our total sales (less the 67 that remain) hasn’t included the additional numbers for our ASS people, and/or crew! So really… we’re basically right on track as usual after all! Besides, with some fresh changes to our team this year, we aren’t looking to be overwhelmed in any way,, and everything actually feels just right, imo. Ahhhhh…..

We’ve now gathered up and counted all the apps for Theme Camps and Art Projects (TCAPs), and will get to working on placement pretty soon. As much as we have been encouraging everybody to help us pare down the crazy number of camps at TTATC (which I know was a crazy thing to even suggest!), we still had 25 Theme Camp and Art Project crews fill out the application! Actually, this feels more like the RIGHT NUMBER than our previous years of insanity! … ahhhh…. a little bit of extra breathing room will be super nice! We will finally be able to add a little bit of additional and much needed open camping areas, and overall, we are PLEASED! We will be reaching out if we have any further questions or need any further information beyond what we’ve gathered from those apps, if necessary. Otherwise, we will be notifying everybody that applied how that’s going by the end of this month! Stay tuned! A Mappy Map will eventually be posted, hopefully much earlier than usual being so much more manageable! Things just feel calmer already, from an organizational standpoint, which is soooo nice! Hopefully I won’t have to eat my words for just saying that! NO JINX – THX!

As long as we will have a bit fewer people all caught up attending to their camp offerings the whole time, we should have more people available to just run around, do all the things, and have more time available to VOLUNTEER too! We neeeeed you, so please do your part and sign up for a shift or two! We WILL keep bugging you about this! So save us all the stress of filling all the necessary slots at the last minute, and please just sign up for something soon! THANKS!

Volunteer Sign Up Link:

Ok… that’s enough for now.

I’ll tell you more stuff when I know more stuff.

The Cabin Burns in 65 days!

(We’re still working on getting something planned other than the invisible Afterlife “Ghost Cabin” I’ve offered, and it’s sorta starting to come together. Sorta. There’s time. Stay tuned.)

Let’s all remain calm – 🙂

❤️ Fire Mama