Plug In

2017 Information

The Brainery Workshop Program

Second Weekend Only

The Forest Family overflows with knowledge.

Each year, we organically come together and learn from each other. In 2017, the Plug In Program is opening up an opportunity to unite in intentional learning at The Brainery.

The Brainery is seeking passionate minds with teachable skills to apply as instructors for this space during the second weekend of Electric Forest. Programs that engage fellow Forest Family in active thought or action are especially welcome.

All Brainery Workshops will take place at or around The Living Mandala in Reincarnation Village, West of The Observatory in Sherwood Forest, and are presented in collaboration with The Department of Visual Consciousness.

 The Brainery Workshop Program

Examples of ideal presentations and activities are…

  • Meditation
  • Non-asana yogas (bandha and pranayama)
  • Chanting or singing workshops
  • Special programming for groups of Men
  • Special programming for groups of Women
  • Active lectures that involve audience participation
  • Dance instruction (African, Line Dancing, Lindy, etc.)
  • Simple art classes (beading, origami, etc.,) for which the instructor must supply the materials

Activities that will not be accepted include…

  • Asana-based yoga (if you need a mat, this isn’t where it’s at)
  • Hooping, Poi, or other Flow Arts instruction
  • Powerpoint-based lectures
  • Political or legislative advocacy
  • Food- or Drink- based classes
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Award

  • Workshop instructors will be awarded one (1) GA Camping Wristband for themselves and one (1) GA Camping Wristband for a guest, both for the Second Weekend of Electric Forest. Up to ten (10) total instructors will be selected.
  • Food Vouchers: You will receive two (2) vendor meal vouchers per day that you teach a workshop.
  • Workshop Opportunity: You will receive at least one (1) opportunity to offer your workshop on the second weekend of Electric Forest 2017.

Timeline

Submissions will be accepted for review January 24 – March 5, 2017 at 11:59pm ET. Workshops and Instructors will be selected and announced in March of 2017.

Selection Process

Judged by: The Electric Forest Community Development Team
Judgement method: By reviewing & ranking proposals
Judged on:
30% Appropriateness for event
20% Ease of execution
20% Quality of Workshop Description
10% Interactivity
10% Experience of instructor

Rules

  • The submission process is private. HQ will share only the concept of the final workshops once they have been selected and confirmed.
  • Limit one workshop per form submission. If you would like to propose more than one workshop, please submit the form multiple times.
  • The program will require you to be present, prepared, and accountable for meetings and a scheduled workshop. Please only apply if this onsite commitment is not a problem for you. You must provide your own transport to and from the event.
  • Your workshop may not feature fire, pyrotechnics, food or beverages, drug references, or any dangerous aspects.
  • Failure to complete paperwork and check in on site may result in the forfeiture of your award.

How To Apply

2017 Applications are closed!