Photo credit: Leslie the Pony Lion and Amy. Photo © Sara Muskulus
The FirePony Vision
Attract, inspire, and nurture a diverse, self-sustaining community which celebrates the creation of art, interactive experiences, and the collective sharing of skills and ideas.
The FirePony Mission
Foster and maintain an inclusive, participatory atmosphere which encourages a culture of play, artistic creativity, and freedom of expression.
*FirePony Creative Society is the trade name for Playa del Fuego, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit registered in Maryland. .
Memorial Day Weekend 2021
Thank you for a great burn!
April 21, 2023 – April 23, 2023
Old Town, Alexandria VA
MALC promotes knowledge exchange, skill enhancement, community development, and relationship building among regional leaders.
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.
Upcoming Important Dates
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April 21, 2023 – April 23, 2023
Playa del Fuego 2023
May 25, 2023 – May 29, 2023
3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm Eastern
Zoom ID 750 660 4772
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.
Explore Opportunities to Participate across FirePony Events and Programming!
There are many ways to participate in the FirePony community beyond a ticket purchase, from signing up for a volunteer shift to running an entire event, but also by joining a committee, applying for art grants when available, hosting a Webinar, and more!
Please indicate your interest by filling out the form below and get connected to the right person, department, or program.
Join R.I.D.E. FirePony
FirePony is committed to upholding the principal of Radical Inclusion by increasing Diversity and promoting Equity in our leadership and at our events, and rooting out residual systemic racism in our organization. We invite community members (that’s YOU!) to join us in making that happen. R.I.D.E. FirePony meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Express interest here for a meeting invite.
Help make Constellation 2022 Happen!
Constellation is looking for amazing people to join the team that makes our event truly spectacular! This includes adding support for existing coordinators, recruiting new coordinators, and looking for awesome people to mentor into taking on bigger roles in the organization. Email the event producers at email@example.com
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.
Join our monthly Zoom meet up – the Burner Banter Hour
Join the monthly Burner Banter Hour, an informal monthly meetup that takes place on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7 PM ET at Zoom meeting ID 750 660 4772
Join our Newsletter
Join the FirePony, PDF, and Constellation newsletters to stay up to date on all things FirePony. Sign up here.