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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.
In 2011, the FIGMENT event on Governors Island had nearly 25,000 participants, over 400 works of interactive art, and a volunteer team of over 300. In addition, FIGMENT created a season-long exhibition of 16 large-scale interactive sculptures and an artist-designed Minigolf Course. 2011 also marked the second year that FIGMENT worked with ENYA (the Emerging New York Architects Committee of the AIA New York Chapter) and SEANY (the Structural Engineers Association of New York) to host a design competition to create an arts pavilion on the island, The City of Dreams Pavilion.
In 2012, FIGMENT went on to reach Pittsburgh, Washington DC, Jackson, Detroit, Boston and New York. FIGMENT reached over 35,000 participants and 600 works of interactive art.
FIGMENT is a project of Action Arts League, a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization, and is created and produced by a coalition of volunteers. FIGMENT is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.
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