People From Other Planets

We are going to build a Lisbon based art & maker camp/barrio at Nowhere, the unofficial Burning Man regional in Spain. It will be named 'People from Other Planets'. For those who've been to Temp Studio in Lisbon, it may be a little like that, but with more dust! This is an amazing gathering for art and cultural experimentation, and our community really ought to be represented there.

Our purpose is to:

Art grants

Nowhere offers art grants up to 3000 Euros:

"It is our aim to support diverse, eclectic and inspiring art projects. We strive to have a balance of physical, performance and static art. We encourage both experienced and less experienced artists to apply"

If you'd like to get funding for an art project, apply separately - the closing date for 2019 applications is 15th May. Funded or not, all art projects are welcomed anyway!

What is Nowhere?

"Described as a 'festival', an 'arts event' and 'a Burning Man regional', Nowhere is the culmination of the music, languages, art, outfits, workshops, words, parties and people of a diverse, international community."

What makes Nowhere (and Burning Man) special is that it is built by its participants. The organizers provide the basics: layout; sanitation; and essential services; but this is just the canvas onto which the citizens of Nowhere can draw their visions.

Most people get together into camps - known as Barrios - this makes sorting out the necessities that much easier. Every camp has its own personality and history, some have been around for a long time and are major landmarks at Nowhere, others may be newer / smaller or more obscure. There are sound camps, art camps, wellness camps etc etc - but as yet there is no Lisbon based camp, so this is what we hope to build, with emphasis on the new media art that we do.

What others say:

Join Us!


Camp fees include:

Nowhere is commerce free - it is not possible to spend money there! Once you have arrived at our camp everything you need to survive is provided, and all activities and entertainment are zero charge. Nowhere offers a special bus service from Zaragoza and Barcelona train stations and airports, and we also hope to organise car sharing from Lisbon.

We are looking for 15-20 people, if you are interested get in touch with
Rob - or Tiago -