FIGMENT demonstrates what the arts can be: participatory, bursting with creativity and completely free, born from the desire to share imagination and invention between artists and the public.
Our vision for art looks past the white-walled galleries and into the realm of participation. Art is not just something that you stand still and quietly look at: you touch it, smell it, write on it, talk to it, dance with it, play with it, and learn from it. Interactive art creates a dynamic collaboration between the artist, the audience and their environment.
While FIGMENT may take many forms as it is created in each city and environment, there are several things that must remain consistent, including:
FIGMENT is completely free to the public
FIGMENT is a not-for-profit endeavor
FIGMENT is volunteer-run
FIGMENT is a participatory, interactive event
FIGMENT creates an environment in which children and adults alike are invited to play
FIGMENT follows 11 principles