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 24-28, 2018
   Tamaque, PA
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Constellation logo.

October 4-8, 2018
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 Grant Program strives to support artists and organizations around the mid-Atlantic region in their efforts to develop innovative, collaborative, community-focused art and civic engagement projects.

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.

Applications are currently closed. Check back soon or join our mailing list to learn about upcoming opportunities.

 

Upcoming Important Dates

Constellation 2018

  • Tickets are on sale now. Learn more.
  • Art Grant Applications – Round 1 applications are closed. Stay tuned for info re. Round 2.
  • Theme Camp Submissions – Due Sept. 7th. Learn more.

Upcoming Planning Meetings and Trainings

  • August 7, 2018. Playa del Fuego 2019 Planning Committee Call. Agenda and Call-in Info.
  • FirePony Creative Society Ranger Training – September 2018 – TBD

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 Board of Directors! FirePony Creative Society is looking for 2 to 4 new members ready to join our team this Fall. Deadline for nominations: Sunday, September 9, 2018, 12pm ET. We invite you to learn more about the Board of Directors, including responsibilities and expectations, hereReady to dive in? Nominate yourself or someone else here by 12pm ET, September 9th. 

Join the Leadership Team for Constellation 2018! We have some co-lead positions open, and lots of opportunities for folks to jump in and help us making this year’s event a huge success! Let us know you’re interested and we’ll work with you to pair your skills and interests with a great team. Learn more here.

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.