The Generator is built upon participation

If you would like to work on a project, simply contact us or stop by!   We can help you find the lead of the project and make the connections. Big ideas need lots of hands to make them happen and even a small amount of help can make a world of difference.

Want to learn more? Stop by for a tour and chat with our Front Desk Greeter.

The best time to come by is:

Thursday 2pm - 6pm

Friday 2pm - 8pm

Saturday 11am - 5pm

Sunday New Member Orientation at 11am & 1pm

Large Projects

If there is one thing The Generator does best it is being a home to build giant projects.  Since 2013 there have been over 60 large projects built at The Generator including Embrace, The Pier, The Ship, The Space Whale, Inside the Mind of DaVinci, Silicone Meadows, Temple of Mazu, The Life Cube, Library of Babel, Luz 2.0, Micro, The Crystal Medina Theme Camp, Above the Limit, The Oracle and many, many more.

Every summer teams from around the world arrive to build their dreams. We have had crews from over 50 countries including Israel, South Africa, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, Australia, Singapore, Lithuania, France, Czech Republic, England, Belgium and Russia.

If you would like to start a big project of your own, or you would like to volunteer on one please contact us and we will help guide you through the process. Please know that Large Projects take up a lot of space and we can get booked up quite early. It is always best to speak with us as early as possible if you are considering a large project as we are generally booked out up to 8 months in advance for the largest of the build spaces.


Resident Artists

Resident artists are members with a small personal space to work in. Residents are required to remain active within the space at least twice a week and are required to help clean the facilities (including the Bathrooms twice a month).  They are expected to host workshops, provide mentorship, and generally help everyone produce art.

We expect resident artists to be prolific and actively producing art during the entire time in which they are a resident.

Artist Residencies are offered at The Generator in 6 month increments with a chance to renew every 6 months based on performance. The goal of the Resident Artist program is not to provide an artist a permanent studio space but rather to have residents rotate in and out, using The Generator as a jumping off point in creating a successful career in the arts.

If you are interested in becoming a Resident we suggest you come in and start working on your own projects in the space on a daily basis as a member. Remember, anyone can come into The Generator and work on a project during the day if they clean up after themselves and take the project home at the end of the night.  If it is clear that you have a drive and a desire to create on a regular basis, and you are taking the time to clean up after yourself and help others we will offer you a residency.


So you want to volunteer on a project?

The Generator is home, yearly, to projects of all sizes, some for Burning Man, and others for other destinations, even just someones back yard. The Generator does not have the resources to play matchmaker or field questions about all the projects. We do not do project management on the individual projects, and have no influence on the projects and their volunteers.

What we can do is post a notice here, for the projects, with information about the volunteers that are needed, and the contact information for project leads that are handling volunteers.

So keep your eyes on this page to see which projects are looking for which skills. Cheers!