Artist wanted: Submissions Open for FIGMENT Events in NYC and Boston


Artists Wanted:
Submissions Open for FIGMENT Events in NYC and Boston

In June 2007, a group of New Yorkers came together for a new kind of arts event on Governors Island in New York Harbor—FIGMENT, a free event in which everyone is invited to participate and collaborate to create artwork and build community. By 2009, FIGMENT had grown to a 3-day event, in which over 13,000 participants came to interact and engage with over 400 participatoryarts projects. FIGMENT also presented several summer-long projects, including an 18-hole mini golf course designed by artists and a 16-piece large-scale interactive sculpture garden, which were enjoyed by an estimated 40,000 people from June through October.  As FIGMENT grows beyond the New York City area to launch FIGMENT Boston, and further expands its NYC presence, artists are invited to participate.

Submissions are now open for 2010 FIGMENT events in New York City (June 11-13) and Boston (June 5).  Art projects in every imaginable medium are welcome, including sculpture, installation, performance, music, workshops, activities, games, visual art, and electronic art.  In addition, FIGMENT is also accepting proposals until March 1 for its summer-long exhibitions on New York’s Governors Island: the FIGMENT Sculpture Garden and Mini Golf Course. Below is a summary of our current calls for participation:

New York City Event: June 11 – 13, Governors Island
Art Submission Deadline May 1

Boston Event: June 5, Memorial Drive, Cambridge
(co-located with Cambridge River Festival)
Art Submission Deadline May 1

New York City Sculpture Garden: June 11 through mid-October, Governors Island
Art Submission Deadline March 1

New York City Mini Golf Course: June 11 through mid-October, Governors Island
Art Submission Deadline March 1

For more information, please visit http://figmentproject.org.


FIGMENT celebrates an abundance of creativity and passion, challenging artists and our communities to find new ways to create, share, think, and dream. Become a part of events in NYC (June 11-13) andBoston (June 5), and interactive exhibits on NYC’s Governors Island from June through October. For more information, visit http://figmentproject.org.

FIGMENT is a project of Action Arts League, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, and is created and produced by a coalition of volunteers. FIGMENT is entirely funded by grants and individual donations, and accepts no corporate sponsorship of any kind. FIGMENT is made possible by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s SwingSpace program, which was created with lead support from the September 11th Fund. FIGMENT is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

FIGMENT Boston is produced in collaboration with the Cambridge Arts Council (www.cambridgeartscouncil.org), which exists to ensure that the arts remain vital for people living, working and visiting Cambridge.

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