FIGMENT NYC

June 3-5, 2016 (anticipated dates pending approval)

FIGMENT is a free participatory art event that is 100% volunteer-powered. FIGMENT NYC's summer-long projects include a minigolf course, architectural pavilion, and interactive sculptures on Governors Island!

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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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Announcing: The 2016 City of Dreams Competition Winner

A distinguished jury has selected the winning design in the sixth annual City of Dreams Pavilion Competition: Hanger Barn by Folio (Youngsu Lee and Bosuk Hur).  Hanger Barn Rendering by Folio Pending approvals and fundraising, this temporary art structure will be assembled on Governors Island and open to the public for the summer 2016 season.  The annual competition is hosted by FIGMENT, the Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA) of the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter (AIANY), and the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY). The City...


Summer-Long Minigolf and Sculpture Programs Now Accepting Submissions!

Calling all artists! Submissions are now open for two 2016 summer-long programs: Minigolf and Sculpture!  FIGMENT NYC hosts a number of summer-long programs on NYC's Governors Island. From June through September you will find these wildly creative, original exhibitions on the island. They are all FREE for the public to enjoy and interact with while the island is open. We are currently accepting submissions from artists who want to participate in these exciting programs in 2016.


Call for Submissions: 2016 Pavilion of Dreams!

The City of Dreams Pavilion summer-long program is now accepting submissions for the 2016 competition! The Pavilion is a gathering place, a site for people to learn about the arts programs on the island, enjoy performances and lectures in the shade, and interact with the historic context of Governors Island. FIGMENT teams with the Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA) of the American Institute of Architects NY Chapter (AIANY) and the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY) to host this annual competition. The challenge: design and construct a temporary pavilion on Governors Island that meets...