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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2017 FIGMENT Cities and Events!!!

Thinking about taking your FIGMENT project on tour or visiting multiple events as a participant? 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! Hong Kong: February 4, 2017Alpha: April 21-23, 2017 North Adams: April 29, 2017 San Diego: May 13, 2017 NYC: June 3-4, 2017 Oakland: June 10, 2017Baltimore: June 25, 2017 Chicago: July 15, 2017 Boston: July 22- 23, 2017Derby: August 19, 2017Toronto: August...

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