The Principle of Giving

GIVING

"FIGMENT is devoted to acts of gift giving and volunteering. FIGMENT itself is a gift from volunteer artists and event staff, who hope that each participant brings an attitude of giving. Giving does not imply a return or an exchange for something of equal value." one of FIGMENT's 11 Principles

Not only does giving support your feelings of self-worth and increase your confidence, giving allows us to connect with and contribute to our community. Gift giving can come in many forms:

  • Do you have a special skill that doubles as a gift? Participant Vanessa gave spectacular hair cuts using a barber chair, scissor set, and big mirror that she brought herself. 


    Photo: Art No Food Photography
  • Every year at ALPHA, we create an effigy to burn at the end of Saturday evening. It's always a full group effort - before and during the event! Volunteering your time for the effigy is always rewarding.


    Photo: Chris Jordan
  • Giving also shows itself in taking time to teach someone else a new skill. What skills can you share with other ALPHA artists?


    Photo: Karie Henderson Photography

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15-17 April 2016

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    @ tweeted this page. 2016-02-25 11:00:03 -0500
    Giving allows us to connect with and contribute to our community. Gift giving can come in many forms at ALPHA... http://www.figmentproject.org/alphagiving?recruiter_id=16199