Low Income Ticket Program

Approximately 4,000 tickets at $190 each will be available through our 2017 Low Income Ticket Program. These tickets are reserved for participants on a limited income who cannot otherwise afford our regular priced ticket. These tickets are non-transferrable and available by application only.

The Low Income Ticket application closed April 17, 2017 at 12pm (noon) PDT.

Program Guidelines:

The application has more detailed instructions, but here’s what you need to know so you can be prepared to apply.

Program Restrictions:

  • If you have already purchased a ticket to Burning Man 2017 in ANY sale, you are not eligible for a Low Income ticket.
  • If you are approved for a Low Income ticket and purchase a Burning Man 2017 ticket in any later sale, your Low Income award will be revoked, even if the ticket was purchased for someone else or you let someone else use your credit card.
  • If a ticket to Burning Man 2017 is transferred into your name, you are no longer eligible to receive a Low Income Ticket, and your award will be revoked.

Application Restrictions:

  • The application will close on Monday, April 17 or as soon as we have enough applicants, whichever comes first. Submit your application as soon as possible.
  • Applications are one per person. No couple or group applications. Feel free to reference each other in your applications if you wish.
  • Applications are one per email address. Applications with duplicate email addresses will not be considered.
  • You may not submit an application on someone else’s behalf unless the applicant has a disability that prevents them from submitting it themselves.
  • You must use your legal name on your application. If you are awarded a ticket you will be required to show legal photo ID in order to collect it at the Box Office of the Burning Man event.

Gritty Details:

  • You must provide proof of your income and expenses; applications without documentation will not be considered.
  • We will not request additional documentation or clarification, please ensure your application is complete prior to submittal.
  • Low Income tickets are held at the Box Office for Will Call pick up, no exceptions.
  • Low Income Tickets cannot be picked up or paid for until the Box Office opens on August 21.
  • Tickets purchased through the Low Income Ticket Program are completely non-transferrable.
  • If you are accepted to the Low Income Ticket Program you will be given the opportunity to purchase a vehicle pass when you pick up your ticket at the Box Office.
  • It may take up to twelve (12) weeks to review applications after submission. You will be notified of your application status regardless of if your application is approved or denied.

Technical Stuff:

Here are some tips to make sure your application submission process is as easy as possible.

  • Make sure you’ve completed your Burner Profile prior to beginning the application.
  • Do not fill out the application on a mobile device (smart phone or tablet).
  • Make sure you’re using the most up to date version of your browser, and don’t use Internet Explorer.
  • You must upload proof of income & expenses for your submission to be complete. Examples:
    • Your current W2 for 2016,
    • a current pay stub with your name on it,
    • disability or unemployment benefits statement,
    • a current student loan statement,
    • mortgage statement, etc.
  • File Formats accepted: .jpg or .pdf, single page only for each, 1 MB or less each (please black out any account or social security numbers but leave your name visible).
  • You can always take a picture of your documents using a digital camera, or smart phone if you don’t have access to a scanner.
  • Be sure to check your spam and promotions folder for emails from us.

For questions not answered in the above information or our Frequently Asked Questions, or if you haven’t received an email copy of your application within 24 hours of submission please email us.