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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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...

Have you heard the news?

2014 has been an amazing year... FIGMENT was in 10 cities in 3 countries, impacting some 250,000 people. We appreciate everything that you have done to get us here... your creativity, your volunteerism, your financial support.We hope we can count on you to support FIGMENT once more before the new year. You may have heard that last week FIGMENT decided to decline a donation for the first time in our history, from the Santacon event in NYC. It was a difficult decision, but we want to maintain our integrity focusing on...

All 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 Geelong: Australia: March 2015 (exact date TBD) ALPHA: April 24-26, 2015 Pittsburgh: May/June 2015 (exact date TBD) New York City: June, 2015 (exact date TBD) San Diego:...

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