April 18: SPARK! A creative fundraiser in DC

Join the FIGMENT DC Team for their FUN-raiser at Zeba, on Thursday, April 18th for a night of creative play. Save up your change for the silent auction, test your luck at the raffle, and explore your alternate personas during the sock puppet speed dating game. We're raising money to support FIGMENT DC, and we want YOU to be there! Learn more here!

What: Spark!
Where: Zeba Bar and Grill, 3423 14th St NW Washington, DC 20010
When: Thursday April 18 8PM-Midnight
Tickets: Pre-Sale $20, Door $25

April 2: FIGMENT's The Factory Gala!

Only 4 days to go until FIGMENT's The Factory Gala! On Tuesday April 2 we celebrate our history and our future, as FIGMENT grows up, gets serious, and makes an impact in cities around the world through participatory art. You'll love it, if only for our open bar, hors d'oeuvres, performances and VERY special guests. But did you know about our awesome raffle prizes and silent art auction? You have the opportunity to take home some seriously amazing art! Check out a full preview of the astounding art we'll be auctioning at the event right here

If bidding on art that you love is exciting, how does winning awesome art in a raffle sound? Super plus exciting, that's how. For only $5 you have one chance to win any of these amazing raffle prizes: check out our beautiful prizes right here.

And then: Turn on, tune in—and get your tickets today!

Please note that online ticket sales END on Monday April 2 at 7PM! There will likely be limited tickets available at the door.

WHAT: THE FACTORY GALA, a cocktail party & silent auction to benefit FIGMENT
WHEN: Tuesday April 2, 2013 from 6pm – 10pm
WHERE: Hudson Terrace, 621 West 46th Street, NYC
DRESS: Like you were there!
TICKETS: $100 Single Ticket ($75 of each ticket is tax-deductible) / Bring your friends: $350 for 4 tickets
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Calls for Participation FIGMENT 2013 in Geelong, San Diego, NYC and JXN now open!

Submissions are now open for FIGMENT 2013 events in Geelong, Australia (March 23-24), San Diego (April 7), Jackson, MS (May 18-19), NYC (June 8-9), and the summer-long exhibitions in NYC!
Project submissions are welcome in every medium imaginable — Your FIGMENT project can be anything... A game, an experiment, a request, a challenge, a guided meditation, a performance based on audience input, a sculpture that moves or responds, a heart-stopping technological innovation that changes the way we see the world… Anything that gets people working and playing and creating together.

To submit a project for our first-ever FIGMENT Geelong in Australia, click here. Submission deadline for Geelong is February 10, 2013.
To submit a project for our first-ever FIGMENT San Diego, click here. Submission deadline for San Diego is March 4, 2013.
To submit a project for FIGMENT JXN, click here. Submission deadline for JXN is March 30, 2013.
To submit a project for FIGMENT NYC, click here. Submission deadline for NYC is April 25, 2013.

Stay tuned for submissions opening in other 2013 cities!

Now is also the time to register for our season-long 2013 FIGMENT Minigolf Course. Registration closes on March 1, 2013.
For those of you who haven't registered yet, the deadline for our 2013 Sculpture Garden on Governors Island, NYC has been extended to February 15, 2013.
2013 also marks the first Call for Proposals for a FIGMENT summer-long installation in JXN! Registration closes on March 30, 2013.

What are you bringing?


The City of Dreams Pavilion 2012-2013 Head in the Clouds Bottle Collection

The City of Dreams Pavilion, Head in the Clouds, to be installed this summer on Governors Island, will be a venue where visitors can lose themselves in both the cloud-like structure, as well as the clouds in the sky around them. The pavilion requires an assortment of 16 oz/24 oz clear water bottles and 1 gallon milk/water jugs totaling 53,780 bottles.

In order for us to reach our goal, we have undertaken a collection effort which solicits donations from organizations with access to large amounts of bottles, as well as small businesses throughout NYC, offices, and schools.

Head in the Clouds received a donation of over 26,000 bottles from the Philadelphia Marathon on 11/18/12! Here's a recap of our bottle collecting adventure to Philadelphia!

Saturday 11.17.2012

The bottles that were donated by the Philadelphia Marathon were left over from last year's marathon. The bottles remained in a storage warehouse to be used the following year. Due to exposure to sun, the water in the bottles unexpectedly became contaminated. The bottles were going to be discarded until we came to the rescue!

Armed with 4 trucks and a team of 12 volunteers, we emptied all of the water bottles, then loaded the emptied bottles into our trucks back to NYC, totaling 26,968 bottles! The simple repetitious task of emptying these bottles was a great opportunity to connect with the STUDIOKCA designers , friends of the designers, two marathon participants, and two local Philadelphia artists who all formed our strong indomitable team.

With thoroughly worked hands and all trucks loaded to a reasonable capacity, we ended the night with a small sense of victory and a curiosity for tomorrow's jug collection initiative at the marathon; but first, some dinner and sleep.

Sunday 11.18.12

The marathon began at 6 am; arriving before the streets along the marathon route were closed was imperative. With a group of 7, we split into four small teams, each team collecting water jugs from one of the four designated water stops.

My team member who had arrived to the site before I did, won the trust and support of the marathon volunteers. Within moments, we were all working together to fulfill the others goal. We helped the volunteers distribute water jug boxes, set up refreshment tables, as well as set up a system for recycling all of the material used. They helped us by collecting and loading all empty water jugs into our truck. What an amazing group of students!

With all four trucks loaded with empty 24 oz water bottles, full 24 oz water bottles, and dozens of empty 1 gallon water jugs, we were all ready to head back to NYC. Mission accomplished.

Thank you Philadelphia for being awesome!

Current Collection
Total Empty 16 oz/24 oz bottles: 15,088
Full 16 oz/24 oz: 11,880
Empty 1 gallon Jugs: 3,527

Still To Collect

Empty 16 oz /24 oz bottles: 26, 032
Empty 1 gallon jugs: 9, 973

If you would like to become part of the Head in the Clouds team or become part of the bottle collection initiative, please fill out this very short sign up sheet.
For General information, click here.

Stay tuned for more Head in the Clouds news, bottle collection efforts, and recaps!

Rocket Osborne
Project Manager

A special thank you to: StudioKCA Jason Klimoski, Cory Zwerlien, Brian Chu; Amanda Zwerlien, Carla Clifford, Martin Schiff, Zeut Ryot Space Pirate, Teejay Feejay Space Pirate,Cynthia Weatherford, Magdalena Lejman, Michelle Okeon, David Parrott, Ravi Patel + Highschoolers, and Tracey Olkus for being our wonderful Philly hostess!!!

Calls for proposals NYC 2013 summer-long installations now open!

FIGMENT NYC is seeking artists for the 2013 Minigolf Course and Interactive Sculpture Garden, two highly acclaimed summer-long exhibitions that will find a temporary home on Governors Island from the FIGMENT NYC weekend event on June 8 until September 22, 2013. Both exhibitions will be free and open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays while the island is open.

Artists can submit their fantasmagorical, highly interactive, and ultra-original FIGMENT Interactive Sculpture Garden proposals here. Deadline for the Sculpture Garden proposals is 11:59PM ET on February 1, 2013.

The theme for our sixth annual destination minigolf course is "State of the Art"—all yours to interpret! Can you translate your visionary ideas of what state of the art can be into a playable minigolf hole? If your design is selected for the course, FIGMENT will offer you a stipend of $250! Submit your design for minigolf right here. Deadline for the FIGMENT Minigolf Course proposals is 11:59PM ET on March 1, 2013.