Ashutosh Desai, who is Indian, attributes his success to the predominately White Burning Man Participants. Now he feels there are too many White Artists.

“Many of us have been deeply inspired and supported by the Burning Man ecosystem over the past decade—I wouldn’t have become a musician without it,” Ashutosh Desai said. While he is still planning to go this year, he has been thinking seriously about the values that the organization espouses; particularly, how to reconcile the growing number of projects funded by VCs('vulnerable' communities ie non-White) and Burning Man’s majority white demographic, which has historically hovered around 80%.