Alchemy 2015 Ticket Sales

There will be 3200 tickets available.  Tickets will be sold through

  • Each will be priced 78.88.
  • Limit 4 per transaction.
  • There will be no other costs or fees associated with them.
  • You will not need an account to purchase tickets. 

Ticket Sale Tiers & Dates:

  • Tier One 800 On-sale - May 31st, 12:00 PM EST  SOLD OUT!
  • Tier Two 800 On-sale - June 17th, 8:00 PM EST  SOLD OUT!
  • Tier Three 800 On-sale – July 6th , 8:00 AM EST
  • Tier Four 800 On-sale – July 30th, 8:00 PM EST
  • Scholarship Submission -  June 6th to July 20th. 

Greetings from your Placement Co-Leads!

Greetings Alchemists! Your placement team leads (Jacob Davis and Brian Jaynes) are here to help you make the most of your Theme Camp adn help satisfy your placement needs.  Know that we are working very hard behind the scenes to make sure that our systems are in place and ready to go this summer for your placement registration eneds and questions.  We currently expect placement to open up for requests approximately in July, with a deadline towards early or mid August for requests to be submitted.  This will allow at least two tiers of ticket sales to be completed before placement registration even starts, and will allow registration to run through and end shortly after on-line ticket sales are complete.  Also, we won't actually start placing theme camps on a map (even preliminarily) until the placement applciation deadline has passed.  In other words, all camps who register timely and by the deadline will be on equal footing in that regard. 

So, we're looking forward to working with you all as time goes on.  In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to email  More details to come in time.

Call Out: Swag, Gate Sign, & Team Lead Shirt

Alchemists!  Looking for even more ways to get involved in your burn creatively?  Then this is for you!  The 2015 FAI Events Committee is looking for artists to design this years swag, gate sign, and Team Lead shirt.  Have you ever dreamed of having YOUR ART floating about the burn, for everyone to see?  Well then this may be a great chance for you.

Swag Design Information:

The design needs to have defined lines.  The design needs to be able to be in a format that can be read by most CAD software, if possible.  If not, we will work with you to make that happen!  If your design is a drawing, keep in mind the design will go on a pendant a little larger than a quarter.  If your design is an actual shape, not just a drawing, that’s ok!  Just keep in mind sharp edges flatten air mattresses.  

Gate Sign Design information:

A preliminary sketch all the way up to a professional drawing is acceptable.  If your design is accepted, you will have a budget to create this design!  You will then transfer that design in your preferred medium, whether it be painting onto a smooth finish large piece of wood and coating it with sealant, or a printed banner - whatever method you’d like to use.  Please make sure it’s weather-proof, because weather happens!   

Team Lead Shirt Design information:

The design needs to have defined lines.  The maximum file size is 25MB and 300 DPI or higher.  Allowed File Types: gif, jpg, jpeg, png, bmp, eps, psd, ps, tif, tiff, pdf.

Final Due Date:  Midnight EDT, Wednesday, July 15

Submit your design(s) here!

Questions?  Email

Alchemy 2015 Art Fundraiser Update

Great news, Alchemists. This year's Alchemy Art Fundraiser was an absolute smashing success! This year the community raised $9,478 for art projects this year. Take a moment to let that sink in. In fact, take several. Wow! Last year, also a wild success, we raised $4,871 at the Fundraiser. So let's do some math... hmm... carry the 0... subdivide the vector product... We were just shy of DOUBLING the amount of funds raised from last year. That's absurd! Ridiculous! Amazing! Never in the history of the Alchemy Art Fundraiser have we seen such a dramatic increase in fundraising.

This just goes to show the grand visions that our artists have and the passion they have to share with us. This shows how dedicated our community is to supporting art at Alchemy. There is no way any of this could happen without our artists and the community that supports them, and the Alchemy Art and Art Fundraiser Team expresses our deepest gratitudes for everyone's support!

We also want to extend our gratitude for the generosity of all the artists that donated for the auction. Of the $9,478 total that was raised, the auction brought in $2,523! Another unprecedented jump in fundraising! As if we needed more evidence to show how important art is to this community. Thank you for the donations of not only your art, but the effort, materials, and years of the refinenement of your craft that were needed to make it happen.

More thanks to those of you that donated your tastey baked goods to this year's food effort. Hundreds of burners enjoyed your culinary delights, and we're thankful for your efforts! Kudos, gratitude, and a very, very loud THANK YOU! to the David Tyberg Jazz Autocracy for donating their time to keep our gate area smooth and cool with their silky jazz tunes. Finally, we would like to thank the UUCA for their as-smooth-as-it-could-possibly-be venue experience. The building managers and attendants went above and beyond in collaboration with us on making this the most successful Art Fundraiser yet.

We have a limited amount of schwag left over from the Fundraiser event. See our instructions here on how you can order it!

Below are the results from last weekend's event. Don't forget that the Online Fundraiser is next, starting Wednesday, June 17th and concluding on Wednesday, July 1st. So if you wanted to contribute to your favorite projects but couldn't make it to the event, there's your chance. Remember: funds collected online are "boosted" just like funds that are gathered at the event. Of the $25,000 provided by the FAI Events Committee for funding art at Alchemy this year, we have allocated $21,000 for Fund Boosting and $4,000 for Cross-Pollination Grants.  

Secondary Funds consist of two types of funds. One set is funds donated to artists that chose to drop out of the fundraiser after they participated in last weekend's event. Another set is due to some participants not turning in their ballots at the event. These funds are distributed based on the votes that the projects received to keep in line with our community choice model of funding art. 

Questions? Check out the Alchemy Art Fundraiser FAQ. Still not sure what's going on? Email us at

Alchemy 2015 Leadership Announced

Flashpoint Artist Initiative and the 2015 Event Committee are excited to announce the Alchemy 2015 Leadership! We look forward to working with these talented individuals to facilitate the space and opportunities for all our community members to participate and create their burn. We had a record high number of applicants eager to dedicate their time and energy towards taking charge and organizing efforts, and for that we are very grateful.

"Read More" for the list of names

Alchemy 2015 Theme: Amalgamation









Cephalapoedian Cosmos by Eris Longenecker

We invite all Alchemists to work together in different and exciting ways! We encourage theme camps and artists to collaborate and fuse together to become something entirely unexpected. This year we will celebrate juxtaposition! Do you have an idea that’s never quite come to fruition because your resources were limited? This is the year to make that happen! Remember: WE are the burn. All of us. Together. What sort of Alchemical Amalgamation will you become?


Alchemy 2015 Art Fundraiser Leadership Announcement!

Your Alchemy 2015 Art Fundraiser Leadership Team is:

Trevor Register - Lead
Samantha Weinstein - Co-Lead
Tessa Sanders - Assistant Lead
Joe Miller - Assistant Lead
Old Man Dale - Task Lead:  Web Content
Matt T - Task Lead:  Spreadsheet Wizardry

Congratulations to our all of them!  Over the next month of so, they'll be working out the details and releasing information.  If you have any questions, you can reach them at  Don't forget!  The 2015 Art Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, June 13th, with an online portion shortly thereafter.  Go here for more details!



Alchemy 2015 Leadership Applications

Alchemy is in search of leadership!  We are looking for hardworking, dedicated, and passionate Leads for the following teams.  If you’re interested in serving in a leadership role, please review the general  guidelines below, and the team-specific guidelines on each team’s page. Have questions?  Please reach out to
The 1st Team Lead Meeting is schedule for Sunday, June 7th at 1:00Pm. We will be making announcements on June 2nd.  Save the date, in case you're selected!
  • Art, APW, Effigy, Temple, and Purchasing are due by Saturday, May 16th, at Midnight EDT.
  • All other team's applications are due by Saturday, May 30th, at Midnight EDT.
You must read all the information on team page. The application process has changed and it includes a second form in addition to this one.  Follow these links for all the details, and both forms.


Alchemy 2015 Art Fundraiser!

This year's Fundraiser was a wild and wonderful success! Check out our report on how it went.

Proposal submissions for this year's event will open come Spring time next year. Be sure to watch our newsletter, The Alchemist, to make sure you don't miss next year's callout! If you want to get a jump start on thinking about next year's idea, check out this year's callout for proposals

Not sure how this whole Art Fundraiser thing works? Check out the FAQ!

Have you seen this year's Art Theme? No? Read all about Amalgamation!

This year's event was held at the address below on Saturday, June 13th from 6:00pm - 11:30pm EDT.
1911 Cliff Valley Way NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Questions? Comments? Need help? Want to help us out? Let us know at


Alchemy 2015 Theme Submissions

How do you imagine Alchemy?  Do you have a great idea?  Some inspiration to share?  Go for it!  


Submissions are open now, and will remain open until Sunday, April 5th at Midnight EDT.