Element 11 Culture

We began as one of the very first official Burning Man Regional Festivals in the world. Since then we have evolved into a dynamic, year-round, active community whose mission is to ignite a sustainable culture of creativity and self-expression!

To support our mission, our community has formed a 100% volunteer supported 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization known as Element 11, the same name as our annual festival. We are committed to not only producing a world-class festival the second weekend of July, we are also committed to creating year-round fundraising opportunities, community training programs, social events and service projects. All designed to support and inspire our community of artists and to make a positive difference in the world.

Our Board of Directors and community leaders are committed to continue to support the evolution of the Utah Burning Man community of artists. We see art in all forms, in all ways, in all people and in life itself. We provide a canvas for our community to come together. To play, dance, evolve, create & ignite!

Our community’s core culture is built on the values reflected in The 10 Principles established by the Burning Man Organization. Today, Burning Man has become more than an annual event, it has become a worldwide culture. The culture is defined as a way of life lived consistent with The 10 Principles. These principles have arisen because of the commitment the Burning Man Organization has for the sustainability of their annual festival. The 10 Principles inspire and guide people all over the world to live in a way that creates sustainability in their lives, families, communities and the world.

Element 11 is a unique community. Together we create a vibrant, important and strong subculture within Utah, a very conservative state. We consider ourselves a tight-knit community and family. We are bound together by love for one another, our community, our mission and for life.

We invite you to participate with us in any way that inspires you. We also encourage you explore and incorporate The 10 Principles in your life, your communities and your world.