2021 Dreams & DreamGuiding

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Important Links for 2021:

Dreamers Manual: The handbook for applying for an arts grant!

Dreams Mastersheet: The spreadsheet with all details about 2021 Dreams

Sharing Materials for Dreams Spreadsheet: for artist and volunteer collaboration

Dreams Platform: Where Dreams are published and can be viewed/ voted for.

What is a Dream?

Dreams are the ideas for art, performances, workshops, communal spaces and experiences that Dreamers wish to create and bring to the burn. Dreamers who need funding to bring their Dream to life can apply for a grant, funded by ticket sales. Each artist/Dreamer will have a Dream Guide who can help them and who will point out potential problems/issues (like safety / permits/ LNT / placement).

A voting process determines which Dreams will be funded. Everyone who buys a ticket can allocate 10 “tokens” to their favorite Dreams.

What is a Dream Guide:

Dream guides are the people working in the background to enable artists to make their Dreams reality. Dream Guides review the dream applications, get in touch with the Dreamers & answer questions. But most importantly: Dream guides get to work with an amazing team to shape the future of the Dreams Process 2021.

If you’d like to be a Guide, join our Telegram group here, or just comment below!

Background - Where we are at now

The Team

After the Realizers meeting on the 17th of February, a small group of awesomes has been consolidated these are:

@Diarmaid - TouchPoint Dreams Platform (Robot Ministry) Korg member

@Lis Dream Guide/Co-creator

@Frana Dream Guide/Co-creator

@Ariel - Dream Guide/Co-creator


@Estelle - Dream Guide/Co-creator

@Johannes Klöppner - Dream Guide/Co-creator

@fox (Daniel Klein) - Dream Guide/Co-creator

@Melinda Gonzalez - Dream Guide/Co-creator

@Nadja - Dream Guide/Co-creator

joined the team? tag yourself!

Master sheet:

Dreams Master sheet is here pass by and check it out!



18.06 Dream submission ends: 18 June

(Dreams approval: 6 days)

24.06 Voting begins: 

30.06 Voting Ends at Midnight

04.07 Dreams budgets calculated by this Date. Initial dream budget can be found here: under the file.

13.07 Deadline for acceptance of dream funding

?? Second round of funding from cancelled dreams


Veroca R. Sala Sat 27 Feb 2021 8:35AM

Wonderful! thank you for reaching out! so there will be a meeting next Thursday the 4th, updates on time, and zoom link on this thread soon!!


Veroca R. Sala Sun 14 Mar 2021 9:31AM

hey, pros and cons about?


Veroca R. Sala Tue 16 Mar 2021 11:43AM

Hi Karlo, thanks for your input it is valuable to have an artist's perspective on this.

The dream team consists of this group of ppl that besides making the guidelines will help artists along the process.

I'm not officially part of the Dreams Team so I guess I will let them discuss this, but I still would like to point out that from my personal point of view, having one/several-schedules emergency call numbers will mean there will have to be a rotating phone number / or several that requires 24/7 availability. So far the team is 7/8 ppl, then they will have to be "on-call" once a week? Or how do you envision it?

  • As I understand emergency can happen at any moment, if we are not reachable at any moment then what's the point of having an emergency number (?). For this reason, I see it as very difficult to accomplish... ppl are volunteering, sometimes we aren't even so reachable on our own personal phones. But again, maybe guides are interested inthis?

  • if we changed the wording to a "touchpoint assistance phone number" ( or something along the line) then that would fall into the Guide person assigned to that Dream ( and Dreamer). The guides are meant to share a contact channel to be reachable, but I don't think it is 24/7.

To better understand why the emergency need, would you tell us which events might fall into emergency where artists would need immediate help?

The team is writing up the Manual and the idea is to make it as clear as possible I bet they would looooove your input from your experience on how can we make it better, easier, shorter, nicer, whatever improvement 🤓, really, we are all pretty new on Dreams and don't have much knowledge of the problematics we might have to face when getting closer to the event, feel free to make comments in the doc and thanks fro passing by this thread❤️ Manual work in progress


Karlo Tue 16 Mar 2021 12:04PM

Art Emergency Number is of course an art "name"..
really not talking about that there needs to be a phone duty 24/7.. maybe more like a "sprechstunde" or an option for a "human guide"..
I got at least 20 manuals last year with hundrets of pages for 1001 "golden rules" and I know people going into a burnout just by the collapse of overflowing information that people recommend to read and consume and take care and so on..
my recommendation is to come down to a more "human experience" in support and not a dead paper (even and I know it is written with the best intention and with burner spirit and love).
Of course a manual is also nice to have.. to be fair..


Veroca R. Sala Fri 9 Apr 2021 7:59AM

❤️Wonderful! thanks so much for all this hard work!!! ❤️

May I take the advantage and copy this very text to a new thread? so that one would be the window to give access to artists submit their dreams, So we link from Facebook and telegram to there. I think it would be easier for them.

Then Any update/announcement regarding the dreams submit process can be put there and we use this very thread for the dream team tasks organization/working thread.

Sounds that good?

I can do it myself, only asking for consent here😉


Lis Tue 8 Jun 2021 12:09PM

Thank you so much Sven! Very good to know this about power :))


Vlad Mon 21 Jun 2021 5:59PM

Tnx. I added myself to poll, i can do a joint session tomorrow between 8 and 11pm. For some reason i cannot join the t-group.


Diarmaid Wed 28 Jul 2021 8:36PM

We agreed to provide up to 1 KW of power for free. For any power after this, dreams would have to pay. We were initially not allowing dreams to use their dreams budget to pay, but that requirement has been removed.

There are 5 dreams which use more than 1KW.

  • Room Service (1.1KW) - we agreed to cover the extra .1KW here

  • Welfare (2KW) - Welfare will have power requirements covered

  • Ease of Air by Underworld - Will use up to 10KW, get 1 KW free, can use dreams budget for remainder

  • Nubicuculia - Will use up to 4.5 KW, gets 1KW free, can use dreams budget for the remainder

  • Live Music and More at Muso forest - To use up to 2KW, gets 1KW free, can use the dreams budget for the remainder

For dreams which do go this route, it will be an internal transfer from the dreams budget to the power budget.


Alex Kaos Sun 22 Aug 2021 8:37AM

Sounds awesome. It would be great if the meeting could happen a little sooner mind you, as there will definitely be complications, and the longer they go unattended the closer dreamers get to not meeting their deadline with receipt hand-in.

But I just looked at the date and realize that an earlier meeting might not be possible. Thanks for organizing.


Veroca R. Sala Thu 11 Mar 2021 7:44AM

yes, it was another Alina,😆


Veroca R. Sala Sun 20 Jun 2021 7:14PM

Yes we do! @Diarmaid


Diarmaid Mon 21 Jun 2021 8:03AM

Hi Vlad, we do indeed. Right at the moment we need to approve dreams for granting, and we are planning a meeting in person to do so. Please give your availability here (Doodle poll) if you would like to join.

Otherwise we have a telegram chat that contains the dreams information here and we also have a telegram chat where guides can ask questions here.


Veroca R. Sala Tue 13 Jul 2021 7:10AM

July you meant ? 🤓


Diarmaid Thu 26 Aug 2021 7:08AM

@Holger Wessels Can we use the Burner Embassy for this meeting?


Diarmaid Sat 21 Aug 2021 8:01PM

I propose that the next meeting be on Tuesday the 31st August at 8PM - just after the deadline for submission of reciepts has passed. If everything has gone well, and you have had no issues with the dreams, then there is no need to attend (though you can if you want to). But if you do have problamatic dreams that you would like to discuss in a group setting, this would be when to do it.

I propose that the meeting happen in person, and I will bring a laptop so that people can Skype/Zoom/Google in if they wish to do so. Location of the meeting to be determined, but probably at the Burner Embassy if possible, or at Holzmarkt if not.


Sven Dudink Wed 28 Jul 2021 8:10PM

@Diarmaid could you help me with the dreams funding and the power? i noticed there are some changes made, some dreams needed to pay, some didnt, the money could come out of the dreams budget, could i have a list on which dreams need to pay and how much? also if they still need to pay this from own fundings, or if this will be an internal payment from dreams budget to power budget,

thanks :)


Diarmaid Mon 12 Jul 2021 9:09PM

Next Meeting: Wednesday 14th of July at the Burner Embassy from 8PM (outside if too many people show up)


Diarmaid Mon 5 Jul 2021 11:09AM

Next meeting: 5th July at 9PM.


Melinda Gonzalez Tue 29 Jun 2021 10:31PM

There's a new and controversial proposal (and a poll) about the distribution of unspent voting tokens! Find it here:


Melinda Gonzalez Thu 24 Jun 2021 11:04PM

The dream guides have not approved a few dreams, mainly because we or others flagged issues with those dreams (in the Dreams platform and/or via email) and have not yet had a response from the Dreamers. Dreamers can communicate with us here on Talk, or on the Dreamer Telegram chat here. We are ready to help you resolve the issues and get those dreams approved!


Leonie Mon 21 Jun 2021 9:00PM

Hi there, I was told more Dream Guides are needed and I'm here to turn some dreams into reality if possible :) What I know so far: Read Guide, go to Mastersheet and check out dreams, pick one / a few dreams and communicate with them, help them get their dream applications right etc. otherwise I'm pretty lost but motivated. Anything in particular I need to look out for/know?


Diarmaid Mon 21 Jun 2021 10:03AM

Meeting today at 2PM for a communal dream review. Location is Holzmarkt 25 - come find the person with blue hair


Vlad Sat 19 Jun 2021 12:53PM

Do you need more dream guides?


Veroca R. Sala Wed 16 Jun 2021 4:58PM

added the timeline

18.06 Dream submission ends: 18 June

(Dreams approval: 6 days)

24.06 Voting begins: 

30.06 Voting Ends at Midnight

04.07 Dreams budgets calculated by this Date. Dreamers may only get their minimum budget until the final KB permit is released


Sven Dudink Tue 8 Jun 2021 6:23AM

@Diarmaid @Lis @Frana @Ariel @Alina, also known as Universe @Johannes @Daniel Klein @Melinda Gonzalez @Nadja

Hi there dream Team, thank you guys for your awesome work guiding the dreamers to create their dreams,

i notice that 3 of the dreams have power in them, they have a budget dedicated to power:
KB interstellar radio
Video art coven
the dimension doors

BUT, their money is no good at power,

we give them power for free,
only dreams who are placed inside the kiez need to get their power from the kiez(who needs to pay), other dreams are free

Love & Hugs


(Power Lead)


Veroca R. Sala Fri 4 Jun 2021 4:09PM

Hey thanks for keeping all meeting notes here ! nice!


Melinda Gonzalez Tue 6 Apr 2021 2:20PM

✨🌟Dreams Registration is Open! ⭐✨🌟  The Dreams Team would like to invite you to submit your proposal for arts grants funding for Kiez Burn 2021. Yay!! As the number of participants is uncertain, potential Dreamers should understand:

> No arts budget is guaranteed; the total could be anywhere between 1000€ and €15K (if the burn happens at all)

> Voting may need to happen very quickly once ticket sales begin.

> Artists may only have a month- or even less- to organize/ create their Dream, once the amount of their grant funding is finally certain...

📌...If that’s all good, feel free to first read the Dreamer Manual here!

📌...and then register and write your Dream grant application here:

👉👉👉 All Artists are encouraged to post their dreams, even those who aren’t seeking funding (for example, to get some good for exposure/ free advertising).


Melinda Gonzalez Fri 26 Mar 2021 1:36AM

Hi @Karlo great feedback, I totally understand that frustration! Last year, different artists had very different experiences with their dream guides (depending, mainly, on how engaged and informed the guide decided to be. Unfortunately, the process is a bit complicated I’m guessing many new guides also had trouble wading through the information and understanding the process, and therefore we’re not able to help as much as would have been ideal. I think we can talk to guides this year (and edit the guide handbook) to encourage guides to communicate, to be available, to work through problems together if neither party fully understands what to do.


Karlo Tue 16 Mar 2021 10:28AM

Let me recommend something.. from my experience and my work frustration of only online connections and systems which I am forced to work with:
Bring the human experience and the value of a human voice and spirit and support back to the culture..
Provide a human support to artists
Create a telephone number or art emergency calls for artist and help them to fill the dreams with become reality.


Veroca R. Sala Mon 15 Mar 2021 3:55PM

I wonder if there is someone out there in the community willing to design a sort of digital booklet with the Dreamers guidelines so that is more inviting to read by artists that have a more sensitive eye for aesthetics, what do u think @Melinda Gonzalez ? I could make a call out on FB ... just once we have the content of the manual ready ...


Melinda Gonzalez Sat 13 Mar 2021 9:15PM

Can you give more thoughts? Pros/ cons in your view?


[deactivated account] Tue 9 Mar 2021 5:50PM

thank you for the note, @Veroca R. Sala ! However maybe it was a different Alina? I was not at that meeting.


Melinda Gonzalez Fri 26 Feb 2021 10:14PM

Hi all! I was a dream guide last year. Happy to be on board this year if you need extra people. Otherwise, I will find something else useful to do 😁


Diarmaid Fri 26 Feb 2021 7:10PM

Updated to include the next meeting, and the link to the dreams platform (


Cris Tue 23 Feb 2021 10:11AM

I guess you meant the meeting from February 17th, not (yet) April :D Me tomé la libertad de cambiarlo.