FIGMENT 2012: Detroit and Washington, DC
Calls for Participation still open!
FIGMENT, a free participatory arts event held in multiple cities and attracting tens of thousands of participants each year, is still seeking artists for its 2012 events in Detroit and Washington, DC.
Founded in 2007 on New York City’s Governors Island with a handful of projects and a few thousand enthusiasts, FIGMENT has grown exponentially into a multi-day, multi-city event that drew over 30,000 participants in Jackson, MS, Boston, NYC, and Detroit in 2011. With the addition of Washington, DC, in 2012, FIGMENT continues its mission to offer free, inclusive and participatory art to entire communities, removing the barriers of museum and gallery walls and entrance fees and blurring the lines between those who create and those who enjoy art.
FIGMENT 2012 EVENTS!
Detroit, July 21-22 (submissions close June 15, 2012)
Boston, Massachusetts, July 28-29 (submissions closed). If you have not submitted a project, but would love to share your art at FIGMENT Boston, please check out our Artist FAQ and What To Bring pages.
Washington, DC, September 29 (submissions close August 15, 2012)
FIGMENT welcomes works in every imaginable medium including sculpture, installation, performance, music, workshops, games, experiences, site-specific pieces, social experiments, and any combination thereof. Projects that involve audience participation and interactivity are particularly encouraged. Anything can be a project: You can bring 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. When you have something you want to share with the world, FIGMENT is the perfect place to start doing just that!
Submit a project for Detroit (submissions close June 15, 2012)
Submit a project for Washington, DC (submissions close August 15, 2012)
FIGMENT is an entirely volunteer-run effort and is always seeking energetic individuals to assist with curatorial, communications, and logistical needs in all cities.
FIGMENT is exclusively supported by donations and grants. Please consider making a contribution to support FIGMENT and its mission to encourage widespread participation and expression by creating free large-scale collaborative arts experiences for everyone.