Gateway Art Support

Gateway Art Support (GAS) is the art sector of Gateway Burners. Gateway Burners is an organization created to foster radical self-expression, radical inclusion, participatory art, and sustainable community as well as encouraging civic responsibility through regional events, information sharing and education for the community in Saint Louis and its surrounding areas.

Art Grants

Art, art and more art!  Gateway Burn strives to be known as the “Art Burn” and to make our dream a reality, we need your art!  Gateway Art Support has funding available and have designed grants intended to help defray the costs of materials and transportation related to the creating and presenting works of art at Gateway Burn.

**2020 ART Grant Cycle

The first order of business will be to make the grant process more functional for artists, and make it easier to secure funding for large projects earlier in the year. This way artists will have more time to complete big amazing things to make us all go Ooooooooh and Aaaaaaah at our lovely Gateway Burn. This will be accomplished with several new grant methods.

Quarterly Funding Grants will begin in October. Got a big idea that will take months to complete? Wanna get it started? This one’s for you! Submit your ideas via grant application, and if it’s approved by the jury you will receive funding periodically throughout the year as your project moves through the process toward completion. This is ideal for large scale projects that require a long time frame and large sums of money. Don’t be shy! We want to give you money to make cool art!

Consumable Grants will help with renewable expenses for existing projects. Need propane for your poofer? This grant is for you. Need to repaint that giant paper mache penis with the green wig? We can pay for the paint. Looking to replenish the supply of soda cans for your cold drink cannon? Sounds unsafe. We like it! Put in a grant, we got you covered.

Transportation Grants will help cover the cost of transportation for new and existing projects. Large art that needs alternative transportation methods would be eligible for these grants. Projects far enough from our home to make the cost of bringing them prohibitive should also apply. We want to help you bring your amazing work home to share with the community!

Opportunities to apply for these grants will be coming soon, and throughout the year, so keep an eye on Facebook,, and the community newsletter for details!

The quarterly grants will run in four rounds. The Fall cycle will begin this month and will run for 4 weeks. There will be a two week break between each cycle. The Winter and Spring cycles will provide the next increments of funding for projects started in the winter cycle, as well as funding for new projects. The last chance for projects requesting advance funds under these cycles will be April 5th. The summer cycle will be the final one of the year, with funding being dispersed as reimbursement after Gateway.

Does all this seem a little confusing? Don’t worry. Your Gateway Art Support Team will be posting extensively prior to each round of grants with instructions on how to apply, when, and where. There will be updates on the website and in the newsletter as well, and you can reach any of your team members via Facebook messenger or by emailing.

Thanks for being a part of our amazing family, all you awesome burners. We hope to make this year’s Gateway more full of art, light, and fire than ever before. We’ll see you back at home!

Gateway Art Support email:

Artwork previously funded by Gateway Art Support:

2012 Art Grant Projects

2013 Art Grant Projects

2014 Art Grant Projects

2015 Art Grant Projects

2016 Art Grant Projects

2018 Art Grant Projects