All Things Virtual del Fuego!

VDF Art Grant Applications Now Open 

Virtual del Fuego 2.0

Memorial Day Weekend 2021
Fri. May 28, 2021 6pm et - Mon. May 31, 2021 3pm et




What is Virtual del Fuego (VDF)? 

VDF is an EXPERIMENT in creating INTERACTIVE communal SPACES in virtual places. Everyone is INVITED to work. Everyone is invited to PLAY.

For those who missed it last year, VDF is a FREE sanctioned Burning Man REGIONAL with a unique BURNER BUILT website using JITSI that captures the NEIGHBORHOOD FEEL of a physical burn. Participants can move from CAMP TO CAMP, create IMMEDIACY ROOMS, sign up for STAGE time, and share your favorite STREAMING platforms. 


VDF is Offering Art Grants - Applications Extended to April 30th! 

VDF is offering Art Grants, including an EFFIGY Art Grant!  You can DREAM BIG but also you can DREAM SMALL! The Art Grant Committee is pleased to offer $50.00 microgrants to ART UP YOUR ONLINE PRESENCE! Make a fancy hat! Or a costume! Or use fabric or paint to decorate your background! Fire up that hot glue gun and get your imagination going - VDF wants to SEE Your ART!

APPLY for an ART GRANT here:



VDF Volunteer Hours Count towards PDF Volunteer Reserve Ticket Program!

Join the VDF TEAM of RANGERS, SANCTUARY, and PLAYA INFO, collectively known as the R U OK CORRAL, and have those hours count towards a RESERVED TICKET for the next PLAYA DEL FUEGO, tentatively assumed for Memorial Day Weekend 2022.  


  • Playa Info - The R U OK Corral is the collective team for VDF support services and Playa Info is the public-facing piece of the R U OK Corral team. Playa Info volunteers at the R U OK Corral will interact with participants to determine what type of help they need: general information, a ranger, sanctuary, or immediate harm reduction intervention. 
  • Rangers- A role to be filled by those who have Rangering experience from previous Burning Man/regional events, either live or virtual.
  • Sanctuary- Sanctuary volunteers provide an ear to listen, a hand to hold, or a heart to heart for those in distress or crisis to reach out. Previous harm reduction and/or mental health training is encouraged for sanctuary volunteers, who hold space in three-hour shifts throughout the event.

Email inquiries:




Effigy Builder Wanted!

VDF is eagerly looking for one special ARTIST TEAM to design, BUILD and BURN our signature effigy, the PONY!

Ponies aren't your thing?  VDF is open to facilitating other LARGE SCALE effigies, temples, or BURNING ART pieces and communal effort BUILD TEAMS.  Do you have an idea that you want to see come to life? Are you organized? Can you help us help you make your project happen? Well then, what are you waiting for? Apply now!

APPLY to build the EFFIGY here:



Donate to VDF!

VDF is FREE to all who attend. The VDF Art Grant fund is generously seeded with funds from our host, FIREPONY CREATIVE SOCIETY.

A bigger ART GRANT fund means bigger ART, so VDF is now accepting DONATIONS through PAYPAL. Donations from GENEROUS community members will directly support VDF ARTTHANK YOU for your generous GIFT!

DONATE to the VDF Art Grant Fund 


Coming Soon!

The VDF Website!

What Where When Submissions - Integrated into the VDF website, you'll be able to create events, schedule time on the main stages, and/or provide links to outside platforms. 

Theme Camp Applications - Theme Camp rooms will stay throughout the duration of the event and not fall off the platform after a period of inactivity. 

Art Placement Applications - This is if a room is needed to be dedicated to the art piece for the duration of the event and not fall off the platform after a period of inactivity. 

And More!

Note:  please used the links within this article and not website applications!