FIGMENT is a forum for the creation and display of participatory and interactive art by emerging artists across disciplines. FIGMENT began in July 2007 as a free, one-day participatory arts event on Governors Island in New York Harbor with over 2,600 participants. Since then, FIGMENT has grown significantly each year in number of projects, duration, participants, volunteers, fundraising capability, exhibitions, locations, overall level of commitment and participation, and public support.

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Call for Participation deadline extended to April 30: LAST CALL!

©2014 Alex Taferner, FIGMENT NYC Project submissions for FIGMENT NYC Weekend have been extended to Thursday April 30, 11:59PM ET. Now you have a little more time to get your project in for the 2015 event, but it's still only 9 days away! We want YOU, your creativity, your energy, your fun and your imagination! The curators of FIGMENT NYC invite proposals for interactive art of all mediums. Interactive, or participatory, art blurs the lines between the artist, the art, and the people engaging with the art. We look for projects that encourage people...

Join us for our annual fundraiser, Groundbreaking 2015!

Want to support FIGMENT? Our annual kickoff / benefit event is happening May 4th at DROM in the East Village. A celebration of participatory, community-based creativity featuring special guests, surprise performances, exclusive raffle and auction items, dancing and honoring lower manhattan participatory art leaders Matt Goldman & Renee Rolleri, founding members of Blue Man Group and Blue School. Buy your tickets today! Bid in our online auction! What: FIGMENT NYC Groundbreaking 2015: Below 14th Street When: Monday May 4th 2015 from 6:30pm – 11:00pm Where: Drom, 85 Avenue A, New York, NY Tickets: Tickets...

Support the 2015 Pavilion Kickstarter Campaigns

This year we selected two incredible Architectural Pavilions to be installed on Governors Island. Billion Oyster Pavilion by BanG studio of New York City and Organic Growth by Izaskun Chinchilla Architects of Madrid and London. Both projects have recently launch Kickstarter campaigns to fund the creation of their pavilions. Click here to see both campaigns and to learn how to get involved. READ MORE     Billion Oyster Pavilion by BanG Studio (Babak Bryan, AIA; Henry Grosman; and Suzie Betts; with Sam Janis, Harbor School/Billion Oyster Project),...