|Type||Not-for-profit Artist Collective|
|Founded||San Francisco, CA, 2003|
|Key people||Derek Hena, Rob Adelmann, Zach Walker, Joe Trujillo, Jonathan Will, Ryel & Joli Kestano, Annie Willis, Robin Drysdale, Erin Needham, and Craig Taber|
Pink Mammoth is a San Francisco-based not-for-profit artist collective, founded by Ryel K and Derek Hena in August, 2003. It is based partially on the philosophy of Burning Man, a radically expressive festival held annually in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, and dedicated to unconditional self-support and free expression. It also draws influence from the Buddhist concept of the Boddhisattva, a being dedicated to enabling, supporting, and encouraging others to reach their ultimate state of enlightenment.
The organization has maintained active residencies San Francisco, including 4th Thursdays at The EndUp, and has performed at other significant San Francisco dance music venues including 111 Minna, Supperclub, Mezzanine, Mighty, Shine, and Pink. These highlight the organization's heavy emphasis on community and expressive celebration by showcasing and promoting its own artist-participants, including DJs, percussionists, vocalists, live event artists, fabric designers, and graphic artists.
Pink Mammoth also participates in Burning Man, the Love Parade/Lovefest, and the Hawaii Electronic Music Festival. Its participants have represented the collective in Japan, New Zealand, and throughout the United States.