The Art of Community Fundraiser

In May of 2019, Coventry PEACE Campus held our first “Art of Community Fundraiser”. Featuring the co-found of Burning Man, Michael Mikel, the event focused on the creative placemaking accomplished each year through their organization, volunteers and attendees, and we explored ways in which we can apply these practices to our own communities and projects. Building on the success oof this event, we hope to develop this into an annual fundraiser and explore new topics of interest that are pertinent to fostering healthy, flourishing communities and projects.

For more information on this past event, please scroll down.

As the plan for Coventry PEACE Campus takes shape, we welcome your generosity in the form of donations. To make a donation, please visit our Donation Page.

The Art of Community: A Discussion with Burning Man Co-Founder Michael Mikel

May 31, 2019

A Fundraiser for Coventry PEACE Campus.

“The Art of Community: A Discussion with Burning Man co-founder Michael Mikel” is a unique opportunity to learn from the 10 Principles of Burning Man and how to apply these to permanent communities and placemaking. The presentation will be followed by a free outdoor film screening of Spark: A Burning Man Story** in Coventry PEACE Park.

Access to certain parts of the event are based on ticket level. Scroll down to see descriptions of the available ticket levels. 

We have maneuvered our space for the night of the event!

All Creator level ticket holders will now be seated in the main theatre for Michael Mikel’s Presentation and Q&A.

So… we now have created a NEW Stakeholder ticket level for the simulcast room. Tickets for this level are $20/ea. Please scroll down for more information.

Save up to $50 who purchasing two tickets at either the Creator or Builder levels.
Scroll down for more info and to get discount code.

What is Coventry P.E.A.C.E. Campus?

Do you know what the “PEACE” part of our name stands for? It is an acronym for “People Enhancing A Community’s Environment”. The Art of Community fundraiser is a prime example of our mission – it is a way for us to bring together people from all over Greater Cleveland and beyond to “Create, Show, Learn and Grow”, all while helping to establish a permanent, sustainable home for the member nonprofits in the Coventry PEACE Building. 

To see more videos about Coventry PEACE Campus and our member organizations, please visit our YouTube channel.

We have an exciting evening planned that will activate our space and bring diverse people together from near and far. While access to some of the evening’s events do require a ticket, it is important to us to make sure we offer activities that are also free of charge and accessible to all. We are working on displaying some outdoor public art, and will be showing a movie in PEACE Park that will be open to everyone. The movie, Spark: A Burning Man Story, is a documentary about the efforts it takes to create the artwork, build thee temporary communities, and the history and logistics of planning for this event. 

Who is Michael Mikel?

We are thrilled to have Michael Mikel as our speaker for the evening! M2 is one of the founders of Burning Man and serves on its Board of Directors.  He is both an historian and a futurist with an interest in technology and social communities. He serves Burning Man as Director of Advanced Social Systems and is an Ambassador and speaker for Burning Man. Visit the Bio Page to learn more about “Danger Ranger”.

Scroll down to see a tentative schedule for the festivities.

Interested in volunteering?

As our planning moves forward, we anticipate we will need volunteers to help make this event spectacular! If you are interested in helping, please click here to fill out our Volunteer Form.

Can’t attend?

If you are unable to attend, please consider making a donation, or purchasing tickets that Coventry PEACE Campus can gift to a worthy recipient. To make a general donation, please click here.

Particpant :: FREE

  • General admission for free screening of movie in PEACE Park
  • Movie: Spark: A Burning Man Story**
  • RSVP not required – just bring your blanket or captain’s chair

Stakeholder :: $20

  • Tax deductibility $15.00
  • 1 general admission seat in the common area for simulcast of presentation and Q&A
  • Light snacks, cash bar, campus tours
  • General seating for screening of the movie Spark: A Burning Man Story** in PEACE Park

Creator :: $50 (NOW INSIDE THEATRE!!)

  • Tax deductibility $40.00
  • 1 general admission seat in the theatre for presentation and Q&A
  • Light snacks, cash bar, campus tours
  • General seating for screening of the movie Spark: A Burning Man Story** in PEACE Park

Builder :: $150

  • Tax deductibility $75.00
  • 1 general admission seat in the theatre for presentation and Q&A
  • Light snacks, dedicated open bar
  • Campus tours, swag
  • General seating for screening of the movie Spark: A Burning Man Story** in PEACE Park

PEACE Maker :: $1,000 (includes 2 tickets)

  • Tax deductibility $850.00
  • 2 reserved seats in the theatre for presentation and Q&A
  • Meet & greet with Michael Mikel
  • Dedicated open bar and hors d’oeuvres in the Ensemble Theatre Green Room
  • Reserved parking, campus tours, swag
  • Reserved seating for screening of the movie Spark: A Burning Man Story** in PEACE Park



“PEACE Maker” Meet & Greet

Located in the Black Box Theatre at Ensemble Theatre


Doors open for “Stakeholder”, “Builder” and “Creator” level ticket holders


Opening Remarks

“M2 Talks on the 10P” – A presentation by Burning Man co-founder Michael 
Mikel on the 10 Principles of Burning Man and how to apply these to permanent communities.


Campus Tours for “PEACE Maker”, “Builder” and “Creator” ticket holders


Move activities to PEACE Park for screening of movie


FREE movie in PEACE Park: Spark: A Burning Man Story**


All activities will be held in the Coventry PEACE Building (formerly Coventry Elementary School) and outside in PEACE Park. Both are located at 2843 Washington Blvd., Cleveland Heights, OH 44118. “PEACE Maker” ticket holders will receive complimentary valet parking. Paid valet parking will be available to the general public. There is a large metered city lot and parking garage located across Euclid Heights Blvd. that offers easy access to PEACE Park.

Note to ticket holders: Valet parking services will be located in our parking lot located off of Washington Blvd. Please enter the building through our Southeast entrance.

Learn more about our organizations

Coventry PEACE Campusin Cleveland Heights is a unique arts, education, recreation and community service hub that is home to the Coventry P.E.A.C.E. Park & Playground and a diverse array of nonprofit organizations: Ensemble Theatre,Lake Erie InkFamily ConnectionsFutureHeightsReaching HeightsARTFULand Urban Oak School.

Learn more about Burning Man, and the 10 Principles of Burning Man

The opening line on Burning Man’s website is what draws us to them – “A city in the desert. A culture of possibility. A network of dreamers and doers.” But it’s when you take a deeper dive into the culture of the Burning Man event and organization where we learn the most. “The 10 Principles of Burning Man” were written by Burning Man co-founder Larry Harvey in 2004. At their core, they are a series of guidelines that all communities can explore and practice. We believe these principles are worth exploring as the Coventry PEACE Campus collaborative begins to take shape, and can bring cultural value to our entire community. We encourage you to visit their website to read moreabout these 10 Principles.

*Schedule and details subject to change. To stay updated on the details of this event, please add your name to our email list.

**The movie is not rated and may not be suitable for children.