Ignite! 2016 Afterburn Report

Prepared by Chickadee

Ignite! 2016 was held on Memorial Day weekend on the beautiful SpiritHaven property in Stuart, VA. SpiritHaven is owned by Scott and Kay Euster who were welcoming hosts and jumped into the spirit of the burn wholeheartedly. It was the second year that the event was planned by the IPA (Ignite! Planning Associates) under the legal oversight of the Transformus, LLC Board of Directors. Despite changes in leadership, Virginia’s regional burn was considered a great success by the vast majority of leadership and participants. The focus of the burn was leadership development, acculturation, Playforms, and incorporating children and families by emphasizing their participation and truly welcoming them into the heart of the event. Early set up by key team leads and IPA members began on Wednesday May 25th, and theme camp set-up entry was Thursday May 26th. The main event entry began on Friday May 27th. A stunning effigy was burned Saturday night. Our Sunday night peacock temple was built by the children in attendance and was preceded by a glow-toy children’s conclave, which was adorable!

The total number of tickets sold were as follows:

10Spirithaven$0.00
28Youngins$0.00
53Child$25.00
500Adult$65.00
44Ignite Team Tickets$65.00
5Spirithaven Guests$65.00
66Tfus Team Tickets$65.00
706Total$44,492.50

22 hard working volunteer teams made this event possible. They included Gate, Traffic/Parking, G.R.E.A.T.L.Y. (Greeters – Education – Acculturation – LNT), P.I.M.P.S. (Playform Implementation and Management People), Rangers, Fire Response, First Aid, Sanctuary, Conclave/Drummers, Effigy, Temple and Art Burn, DPW/Inventory, City Planning, Kids Liaison, 11th Principle: Consent!, Spark Scouts, Department of Mutant Transport, Signage, Illuminauty (Lamplighters), Art Grants, Fire Art, and Logistics. Security and Medical services were contracted with F.L.O.W. Event Services who are based in Asheville, NC.

There were a total of 33 theme camps, many known and loved from other regional burns, and a few that made their debut at Ignite!

A unique aspect of Ignite! and one that we are very proud of are Playforms. Playforms are platforms for playful learning – participant generated workshops that are focused whatever subject our burners feel inspired to lead or teach. There were 86 Playforms scheduled this year. The organizers of Ignite! want to encourage other burns to incorporate this exciting new aspect of burn culture.

Ignite! originated as the Transformus Town Hall; this continues to be a vital component of the weekend. The Transformus BOD was on hand to share news and updates of the upcoming NC regional burn, introduce new leadership and give the community a chance to ask questions and make comments. Near all the Ignite! participants were present for the Town Hall. Ignite! was also a chance for Transformus team lead and co-leads to meet with each other and their BOD support person in preparation for that event.

Our financials are available at Ignite! Burn 2016 Financial Statement

Income
Ticket Sales$44,492.50
Credit Card Processing Fees$1053.58
Ticket Vendor Fees$1418.40
Less Cost of Goods sold$2471.98
Gross Profit$42,020.52
Expenses
Land fees$10,665.00
Insurance$0.00
Golf Carts$1700.00
Port a potties$2453.49
Generator - gate$5.46
Radios$1848.40
Fire Truck Mileage$295.00
Truck Rental and Gas$800.35
Total Equipment Rentals$7102.70
EMS Services$2,300.00
Security Services$3,500.00
CPR Certification Class$260.00
Total Professional Services>/b>$6,060.00
Effigy Build costs$1224.34
Friday Art Burn$250.00
Kids’ Temple$287.27
Total Burns$1761.61
Gate Stickers$230.00
Wrist Bands$152.17
Signage$500.00
Camp Kids Code Signs$104.94
Bandanas and Shirts$960.16
Total Supplies$1947.27
Team Budgets$3078.15
Vol Fire Department$250.00
Art Grants$1900.00
Playform Grants$105.40
Peacock Scout Seed Money$181.00
Community Donations$2000
Burners Without Borders$630.00
IPA retreat/travel$1000.00
Total Expenses$36051.13
Net Profit$5969.39
Reserved for 2017 Art grants$2250.00
Contribution to Operating Fund$3719.39

The I.P.A is excited as we look ahead to 2017 and we are already hard at work make this burn even better than last year. We welcome your feedback at [email protected]