FIGMENT is a free, inclusive, participatory arts event held in multiple cities and drawing tens of thousands of participants each year. FIGMENT's mission is to offer free, family-friendly and participatory art to entire communities.


FIGMENT's mission is to offer free, family-friendly and participatory art to entire communities. The event removes the barriers of museum and gallery walls and entrance fees, blurring the lines between those who create and those who enjoy art. FIGMENT is a forum for the creation and display of participatory and interactive art by emerging artists across disciplines. FIGMENT began in July 2007 as a free, one-day participatory arts event on Governors Island in New York Harbor with over 2,600 participants. Since then, FIGMENT has grown significantly each year in number of projects, duration, participants, volunteers, fundraising capability, exhibitions, locations, overall level of commitment and participation, and public support.

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All of Our FIGMENT Cities and Dates in One Place!

Thinking about taking your FIGMENT project on tour? See below for a list of FIMENT cities, and check out the websites for their Call for Participation opening and closing dates. Stay tuned as we add more cities and finalize dates! FIGMENT First Night: Boston, December 31, 2014 ALPHA: April 24-26th, 2015Geelong: Australia: May 30th, 2015 New York City: June 6-7th 2015 San Diego: June 27th, 2015 Boston: July 25-26th, 2015 Toronto: July...

April 30: last day to submit your project to FIGMENT NYC!

Thursday April 30, 11:59PM ET is your last chance to submit a project to FIGMENT NYC! You have only one more day to get your project in for the 2015 event! We want YOU, your creativity, your energy, your fun and your imagination! The curators of FIGMENT NYC invite proposals for interactive art of all mediums. Interactive, or participatory, art blurs the lines between the artist, the art, and the people engaging with the art. We look for projects that encourage people...

Join us at ALPHA 2015!

Got stress? April is National Stress Awareness Month and it's coming around the corner. Luckily, there is a low-cost, fast-acting and highly effective treatment available: It’s called “art,” and the directions are simple... for maximum effectiveness, use as often as needed!  Are you creating art or other projects as often as you should? Feel like you need to find the perfect partner in crime to get rolling? Well, there's no time left for excuses; join us at ALPHA!  ALPHA is an event for everyone who creates. ALPHA is a...