Dream Bigger: Call for Art for High Impact Projects

Registration for 2017 Dream Bigger is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted, we look forward to reviewing your submissions! 

FIGMENT NYC 2017 DREAM BIGGER is a new call for art for FIGMENT NYC. For the past ten years, the FIGMENT NYC weekend event has transformed Governors Island with hundreds of collaborative artworks that are enjoyed by 20-25,000 participants over the weekend.  

This year, we want to dream bigger. In addition to our [upcoming] annual call for art for the FIGMENT NYC event, we're looking for ten (10) high-impact participatory weekend-long projects for the FIGMENT NYC event.


For this special call, we are looking for participatory art projects in any discipline that can achieve significant impact by: 
(1) involving a large number of participants
(2) being intensely participatory or interactive
(3) being visually stunning
(4) having an interesting or provocative concept

We envision these projects all taking place outside (rain or shine) over the weekend, and all being staffed by the artist and their team, as well as volunteers, over the course of the weekend-long FIGMENT event. Projects can be set up a day or two before the event, and can be taken down a day or two after the event.

The anticipated dates of FIGMENT NYC 2017 are June  3-4, 2017. The public hours of the event are 10a-6p each day, with the last ferries off the island at 7p.

Stipend and Grants: 

We intend to provide up to $1000 of your project budget as a grant (to be offered as either a tax-free reimbursement covering expenses or as a taxable stipend). For projects that are more ambitious, and require a larger budget, FIGMENT will partner with you to develop and promote a Kickstarter campaign to raise additional funds for your project. 


We encourage artists and creators to submit as individuals or as teams or collectives from any age, experience level, or background. We seek participatory or interactive projects in any discipline, from the most conventional to the most experimental. Attribution of selected artists will be given based on the names of the individuals or the collective who create the project, rather than to any firm or corporation with whom they may be affiliated.


11:59p ET on January 31, 2017

After the deadline, our curators may request additional information, details on your proposal, or more materials before a final decision will be made in February.


Follow This Link to view the submission guidelines and criteria. 

Email your proposal to dreambigger@figmentproject.org

Any questions may be addressed to dreambigger@figmentproject.org, or by leaving a voice mail at 212.939.7574. We will respond to any questions within 48 hours.

Email your proposal by 11:59pm ET on January 31, 2017 to dreambigger@figmentproject.org in the format described in the guidelines document linked above.

We look forward to reviewing your proposal!