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 2016 FIGMENT Cities and Events 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! ALPHA: April 15th-17th, 2016 North Adams: April 30th, 2016 New York City: June 3rd-5th, 2016 San Diego: June 11th, 2016Baltimore: June 18th, 2016Boulder: July 9th-10th, 2016Chicago: July 16th-17th, 2016 Toronto: July 23rd-24th, 2016 Boston: July 30th-31st, 2016Portland: July 30th-31st, 2016Derby (U.K.): August 20th, 2016Salt Lake: October 8th, 2016  ...


Happy Holidays from FIGMENT! Thank you so much for all that you have done for FIGMENT in 2015. To the team members, artists, volunteers, participants, and donors, all who have given so generously of their time and energy… you make FIGMENT happen! In honor of Giving Tuesday, we decided to launch #GivingFigment. We asked our community to update their profile pictures on Facebook and Twitter to help promote the initiative. If you would like to participate, here is a link to the #GivingFigment picture. It’s the easiest and best way you can help FIGMENT right...

FIGMENT Impact Survey: help FIGMENT explain FIGMENT!

FIGMENT has had a significant positive impact on so many of us. We're collecting stories from all of our communities on how FIGMENT has made a difference in our lives and in our communities, to help us to explain FIGMENT and the impact that we have to potential funders, groups in new cities, governmental partners, and others. Please take a few minutes to answer the three questions in this FIGMENT Impact Survey, about the difference FIGMENT has made in your life and community—and please ask your core team members, volunteers, artists, and participants to do the...