Amber Burn

The date for 2024 has been announced! Amber Burn will happen from July 4 to July 7.
We need everybody's contribution to fill the streets with life, workshops, costumes, performances, and art. It’s a co-creative gathering where we focus on community, self-expression, and self-reliance. Join and make it happen!

The soul of our temporary city is Theme Camps. They are its vital energy. Whatever your passion is—music, art, spirituality, food, learning, sports, recycling, dancing, or subcultures—connect with like-minded individuals and offer an interactive experience to your fellow citizens.

Let's celebrate life!

WE BURN IN

CONCEPT

Amber Burn is a regional Burning Man community gathering in Lithuania that 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. Amber Burn only happens if you and I and all of us make a communal effort to gift and make it happen.

Amber Burn 2021 - ArtGrant 'UNKNOWN' - photo by Mayyousee Scaled
Artinus Amber Burn 2023 visual gathering picture
Amber Burn 2020 - Theme Camp 'Flamingai' - photo by Denis Vejas

2024 THEME: ARTINUS

The theme of this year could be read as “art in us,” referring to the inner artist that exists within every human. Art is inside our heads, thoughts, and emotions. It could be described as creativity flowing through all of us as individuals. Or maybe it is just a memory we all carry deep in our hearts of younger selves who wished to try new things and experiment with the world.

It can also be read as one word in Lithuanian, “artinasi,” which signifies getting closer. There is so much excitement and anticipation of getting nearer and nearer little by little to something for which you really wait for a long time, as if everything around you and your senses are electrified. Are you thrilled? Can you feel the time of creating and returning to our truly amazing city, where boundaries between reality and imagination blur, a place that we call home, getting closer?

The time to enjoy the magic of the moment is coming. The canvas is awaiting our inner creator to wake up and join the creation of this unique wonderland together. Are you joining us in this spectacular experience to paint our dreams, compose the melodies, and weave incredible stories that last a lifetime? There is no limit to our imagination, and it is in our hands to pursue our unique expressions.

THE 10 PRINCIPLES OF BURNING MAN

Burning Man co-founder Larry Harvey wrote the Ten Principles as guidelines for the newly-formed Regional Network in 2004. The principles are: radical inclusion, gifting, decommodification, radical self-reliance, radical self-expression, communal effort, civic responsibility, leaving no trace, participation, and immediacy.

 

They were crafted not to dictate how people should act but to reflect on the community’s ethos and culture as they had organically developed since the event’s inception. These principles are the guidelines for how we, as a community, are building the world for ourselves and how we live in our daily lives.

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.

Anyone may be a part of Burning Man. We welcome and respect strangers. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community.

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

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 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.

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.

Burning Man encourages the individual to discover, exercise and rely on his or her inner resources.

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.

We value civil society. Community members who organize events should assume responsibility for public welfare and endeavor to communicate civic responsibilities to participants. They must also assume responsibility for conducting events in accordance with local, state and federal laws.

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 endeavor, whenever possible, to leave such places in a better state than when we found them.