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Apogaea Inc. is a Colorado based 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation dedicated to the advancement of the arts. The organization is composed of a nine-member board of directors, four officers, one of the Colorado Burning Man Regional Representatives, and Ignition, the team of voting members governing the nonprofit. The management, staff, and performers of Apogaea are strictly volunteers and never receive any compensation for their time & effort.

Apogaea Inc.'s primary mission is: to maintain a community that cultivates interest in and pursuit of art, music, and artistic expression. Each year, Apogaea awards tens of thousands of dollars in Art Grants for installations at the annual festival in June, with the same name as the corporation.

The yearly festival, Apogaea, is registered as the official Burning Man Regional Event for Colorado. The festival is a temporary autonomous zone operating under the guidelines of Burning Man's Ten Principles: Radical Inclusion, Gifting, De-Commodification, Radical Self-Reliance, Radical Self-Expression, Communal Effort, Civic Responsibility, Leave No Trace, Participation, and Immediacy.

The Apogaea Organization

The Apogaea Organization, comprised of many, many volunteers, work tirelessly throughout the year.

» Apogaea organization financials and documents & bylaws
» Learn more about how our organization is structured

Burning Man Principles

Radical Self-Reliance, Gifting, Radical Inclusion...these are just a few of the Burning Man Principles. These Principles have been integrated into the Apogaea Community and are an integral part of the event.

»Learn more about our guiding principles


Go back in time, revisit the past, and learn about our beginnings...or remember which year was HAILagea. View past Survival Guides, page over previous year's financials or take a look at some amazing pictures collected from years past.

»Take a trip down memory lane

Contact Us

There are several ways to contact the organization. From emailing specific departments to writing a letter, click above to find out how to get in contact with us.

»We love to hear from you!