The Art of Community Fundraiser

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. 

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.

Details

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. 

While we are still in the planning stages of this event, we already 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. We are currently working on securing screening rights and will announce what movie we will be showing as soon as we have completed this process. 

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

Creator :: $50

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

Builder :: $150

  • Tax deductibility $75.00
  • 1 general admission seat for presentation and Q&A
  • Reserved seating for movie at Coventry PEACE Park
  • Light snacks, dedicated open bar
  • Valet parking, campus tours, swag
  • General admission 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 for presentation and Q&A
  • Meet & greet with Michael Mikel
  • Dedicated open bar and hors d’oeuvres in the Ensemble Theatre Green Room
  • Reserved seating for screening of the movie Spark: A Burning Man Story** in PEACE Park
  • Valet parking, campus tours, swag

Schedule*

6:00pm                 

“PEACE Maker” Meet & Greet

Located in the Black Box Theatre at Ensemble Theatre

6:30pm                 

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

7:00pm                 

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.

8:15pm                 

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

8:45pm                 

Move activities to PEACE Park for screening of movie

9:00pm                       

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


Location

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.