2007 was the inaugural year for Alchemy. The 2007 event grew from a thought to a 350+ person participatory experience in a manner of months.
After the conclusion of the 2007 burn, a town hall meeting was held in order for the team leads to recap their roles at the event, and to solicit comments from the community. A Board of Directors was voted on and chosen by the community to oversee finances for the burn and make key strategic policy decisions.
The Alchemy festival and Flashpoint Artisits Initiative strive to abide by the 10 Principles of Burning Man and the Mission Statement of the organization.
"The mission of Flashpoint Artists Initiative is to encourage growth & development of a community that promotes artistic creativity & freedom of expression."
The festival is run entirely by teams of volunteers who gift an incredible amount of personal time and effort. The Board has very limited responsibility, and relies on teams and team leads to make sure Alchemy happens!