No. FIGMENT is uninterrupted by commercial sponsorships, transactions, or advertising. Selling or advertising goods or services is not permitted. Neither our artists nor our planners and staff are paid: Everything at FIGMENT is born from a simple desire to share imagination with each other and the public.
FIGMENT is an entirely free and non-commercial event in which everyone volunteers their time and effort to participate… the organizers, the artists, the participants. Interactions between people are not mediated by commercial transactions of any kind. Everything at FIGMENT is free, and there is no advertising, nothing for sale, and no one insisting that you have to give a donation to participate.
As the Boston team states it: "This event is completely free to the public and yet non-commercial, independently produced by volunteer staff and artists. FIGMENT is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization entirely funded by individual donations and grants. FIGMENT accepts no corporate sponsorship of any kind."
While FIGMENT does not support any commerce at all at our events and exhibitions, there are often other vendors who may be on site at a venue that we may be using, or who may be nearby.
Giving away food and drinks, where permitted by law, is encouraged at FIGMENT. However, no food or drinks may be given away for promotional purposes at FIGMENT. For example, no snack food manufacturers may give out branded samples.