Nothing big ever happens without an immense amount of support.
Countless individuals and groups all contributed to bringing Soma to
the public, and FLG would like to call out the Black Rock Arts
Foundation for their huge help.
BRAF has plenty of experience with the permit process, and they helped
make it go much more smoothly. FLG knows how to wrench down bolts and
cope pipe, but we are totally new to the process of securing a permit,
predicting the requests of the city, and having every document
accurate to spec and ready to hand over in a tidy package. BRAF helped
keep us sane through all of that.
They were part of our installation crew! They lent us infrastructure,
they helped out on site, and they came through for check-in visits to
make sure we were happy and making good progress. Which we were,
because what’s more fun than building big art with your friends?
BRAF also gave us a generous pile of funds for the installation of
Soma. This project was not a money-making venture for anyone; we
fundraised for months, we ratcheted our budget down as hard as we
safely could, and we clawed our resources together to bring Soma out
to play. BRAF’s financial contribution was absolutely vital, and none
of this would’ve happened without them.