Photo credit: Leslie the Pony Lion and Amy. Photo © Sara Muskulus

Welcome!

Here at FirePony Creative Society,* we strive to attract, inspire, and nurture a diverse community to celebrate and encourage experiments in the creation of art, a culture of play, and the collective sharing of ideas and skills. We do this by building an interactive, experiential, sustainable environment that encourages a culture of play, artistic creativity and freedom of expression. Join us!

*FirePony Creative Society is the trade name for Playa del Fuego, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit based in Maryland.

Events

Playa del Fuego logo.

   May 23-27, 2019
   Tamaque, PA
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Constellation logo.

October 10-14, 2019
Elkins, WV
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Mid-Atlantic Leadership Conference logo.

April 20-21, 2018
The Creative Labs, Baltimore, MD
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Community Art and Civic Engagement Grant Program

Photo Credit: Temple of Transformus by Michael Verdon, 2015  Photo © Wil Etheredge

The FirePony Community Art and Civic Engagement Program strives to support artists and organizations around the mid-Atlantic region year-round in their efforts to develop innovative, collaborative, community-focused art and civic engagement projects. See the CACE Overview.

We encourage artists and organizations that share a passion for the burner ethos and demonstrate a commitment to bringing participatory, interactive art, or forward-thinking collaborative projects to their communities to apply. Learn more about the CACE Grant Program here. Applications are now open! 

Finally, we’re actively recruiting for the CACE Program. Contact the CACE team if you’d like to be a part of this exciting project: caceprogram (at) firepony (dot) org.

 

Upcoming Important Dates

 

    Constellation 2019

    • This year’s Constellation Burn will be held Thursday, October 10th thru Monday, October 14th at Pegasus Farm Campground in Elkins, WV. Ticket sale dates coming soon!
    • Please consider participating in our post-event survey here.

     

      Photo Credit : Photophrenzy Fall PDF 2014 Photo © Paige Burger

      Opportunities to Participate

      Photo Credit: Another Way, Fall PDF 2014, by Samantha Simmonds. Photo © Sara Muskulus
      FirePony Creative Society is a volunteer-run organization. Together we build and strengthen our amazing community through collaborative efforts, in which we celebrate and encourage experiments in the creation of art and develop a culture of play. All of our events, community activities, and grant programs happen because incredible volunteers like you step forward and help make them a reality. Whether you want to help out by volunteering at an event or to join an artist’s team, or would like to stretch your leadership legs by joining a planning team or the organization’s board of directors, we invite you to reach out! Our community is large and growing, and we can help point you in the right direction. Check out current opportunities to participate here.

      Interested in partnering? Contact us and let’s talk!

      Join the FPCS Conduct Committee! The Conduct Committee is guided by the FirePony Creative Society Code of Conduct, as established by the Board of Directors. The Conduct Committee goals are to help foster a safer environment for community members at all FPCS-sponsored events, limit FPCS’s liability and ensure the sustainability of sponsoring community events. We are looking to grow our team!  Learn more here. 

      Get Involved in Constellation 2019!

      We’re actively recruiting for leadership positions for 2019. We have a number of open coordinator/lead positions and several areas where we’d like to add co- and assistant leads to help out. If you are interested in helping us plan Constellation 2019, please fill out the Leadership Form here. We can’t do this without your help!

      Public Comment for the FPCS Board of Directors Nominees is open!

      Please share your thoughts with us about the nominees to the FirePony Creative Society’s Board of Directors.

      Nominees are:
      Charles Fries aka Chucky Love
      Diana Svendsen aka Smiles
      Jake Brandal aka Pockets (note:. There are two Jake Pockets in our community. This is the younger Jake Pockets from Shitshow)
      Jordan Michel aka Epic
      Laura Sullivan
      Miles Miner

      To enable us to interview candidates and onboard before the holidays kick in, we’re asking for all comments to be submitted by 11:59pm ET on Thursday, November 7, 2019. We hope you’re able to share your thoughts soon!

      Please submit your comments here. https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSeBAX_A7_vf62tjh…/viewform…

      Your answers will remain private, and will be viewed only by the current members of the FPCS Board. You may choose to keep your answers anonymous, but we’ve also included a question for your email and/or phone number if you’d like to make yourself available for follow-up.