FIGMENT is NOT officially connected to Burning Man. That said, many of our founders and organizers are participants in the annual Burning Man event, and FIGMENT was in part inspired by the participatory art and volunteer-driven spirit of Burning Man. Additionally, we adhere to the 10 principles of Burning Man (plus one 11 Principle: Gratitude). We seek to build a healthy partnering relationship with Burning Man, Black Rock City LLC, and the Black Rock Arts Foundation, and have a long history with all of these entities. Inspired and influenced by the arts environment in New York as well as by Burning Man (an annual arts event in Nevada), the founders of FIGMENT seek to create a forum in which everyone is welcome to participate and make art – regardless of training, credentials, funding or even the medium in which he chooses to work. As people create collaborative artwork, express themselves and work together to give a form to their dreams, a community grows around the event.