Figment Call for Artists
Create participatory art for FIGMENT
FIGMENT NYC 2014 Weekend is accepting art project submissions! FIGMENT NYC Weekend is a free two-day participatory arts event held on Governors Island, showcasing art that encourages participants to play, dance, sing, create, engage, experiment, and explore their environment. The event accepts submissions from artists of all ages and experience. Submit your project using the FIGMENT Artist Submission Portal by April 25th, 2014. We’re excited to see what you have to bring!
FIGMENT is not your typical art event. Here are 9 key things to keep in mind before submitting for FIGMENT NYC Weekend.
- Everyone is welcome. Artists and participants of any age or experience are welcome to be a part of FIGMENT.
- All art is participatory. All of the art at FIGMENT is participatory. We look for art that encourages people to play, dance, sing, create, engage, experiment, and explore their environment.
- No sales, logos, or advertising. The art at FIGMENT is a gift from the artist to the FIGMENT community. Nothing is for sale at FIGMENT. At FIGMENT, interactions between people are not mediated by commercial transactions of any kind. There is no advertising, nothing is for sale, and no one asks for donations (other than at the ferry landings for the event itself).
- We’re outdoors in a public park. FIGMENT takes place outdoors in a public area, so your project should be designed to withstand the weather and the public.
- We leave no trace. Your project can not leave any trace or mark on the Island, and artists must be prepared to completely remove and clean up after their project. See our LNT Guide for more information.
- We’re all volunteer. FIGMENT NYC is an all-volunteer organization. Our staff gives their time as a gift to artists and participants. Additionally, artists need to supply all of the labor they need to install, supervise, and deinstall their project.
- FIGMENT NYC Weekend is a completely free event. There is no charge for artists or participants to be a part of the event.
- We have no artists grants. The Weekend event does not have a budget for project grants.
- We’re in other cities, too! There are FIGMENT Weekend events happening around the globe, and we encourage artists to bring their projects to multiple cities! Find out where else FIGMENT is happening.