We will add new information about FIGMENT 2022 on this page as we go along. Check out our updates for the latest news on Snug Harbor and our curatorial process.
Weekend Event Process Timeline
- Call for Submissions is Open! Project approvals begin on a rolling basis
- April 11 Call for Art submissions deadline
- TBD Snug Harbor Site Visit #1—Visit the island with the curatorial team
- April 25 Project Approval Deadline—You’ll hear from us by this date if you haven't already
- TBD Snug Harbor Site Visit #2 —Visit the island with the curatorial team
- June 2 and 3 Install
- Jun 4 & 5 FIGMENT Festival in NYC!
- Jun 6 Deinstall Day—All projects must be removed by 6pm Monday unless alternative arrangements are worked out with FIGMENT and Snug Harbor
NYC 2022 Weekend Artists Guide
Thank you for your interest in The FIGMENT Festival at Snug Harbor on Staten Island! This will guide you through the process of bringing your piece to FIGMENT. Please check back here regularly for updates.
The Curatorial Team will keep accepted artists apprised of changes, and may supply new information that supersedes the details contained in this guide. Be sure to stay in regular communication with your assigned curator.
If you have questions about bringing your project to FIGMENT that are not addressed in this guide, please email you curator directly for the quickest reply, or send an email to [email protected]
FIGMENT After Dark!
Saturday, June 4th from 6pm-10pm FIGMENT AFTER DARK returns! You are invited to submit projects that have a special interactivity when the lights go down. Once the stars are out we expect a variety of submissions from wearable art, LED based sculptures, art cars, blacklight reactive interactivity and more. Be part of the magic and submit using the Call for ART Form
FIGMENT NYC Weekend: What’s new and updated for 2022?
We’re exploring Snug Harbor on Staten Island this year, but even if you’ve been an artist in the past, please read the following information carefully. Send an email to [email protected] if you have questions.
Although Snug Harbor Cultural Center is open seven days a week it is also open to the public from dawn to dusk. While the hours will make it much easier for you to visit and prepare for work on the island, the fact that there are daily visitors has implications for the event that you should consider:
Installation & Deinstallation Safety & Security
Artists who are placed in the South Meadow and Gazebo Lawn may enter the park when it opens at dawn and begin work at 7 am but must be ready for visitors to also visit the site. You must ensure that any unfinished installations, tools, or scrap materials do not pose a hazard to others, in particular, children. Use warning signs, rope off your area, and have another person help to watch your installation until your work is complete.
FIGMENT can not supply volunteers to guard installation sites. Unattended sites deemed to be unsafe by FIGMENT or Snug Harbor will be removed.
You must secure any valuable materials or tools if you leave your work site (even if the park is closed).
IMPORTANT: Vehicle access
This year participants can arrive by car, bicycle, or public transit. For those coming by car, you may park in the lots provided by Snug Harbor but parking is limited. After receiving permission from Snug Harbor, cars may drop off material close to their placement and may park in designated lots or near Snug Harbor.
To facilitate access to Snug Harbor on Staten Island, we will run an official FIGMENT CarGo truck. Once submissions close and we understand the needs of artists for this year, we'll communicate specific details to artists who need to use the truck to facilitate transport of materials to Staten Island.
Placement & Park Land
The Placement Team is part of the Curatorial Team. We have found that this improves placement decisions and coordination between artists and FIGMENT staff.
Some indoor space is available! Yay!!!
VISITING Snug Harbor
FIGMENT offers two optional “Site Visit” events for accepted artists prior to FIGMENT Weekend. These visits provide artists the opportunity to visit the Island and meet FIGMENT staff in person. See the Weekend Event Process Timeline for the dates planned for this year.
Site Visit 1 (SV1) is scheduled well in advance of the event giving artists the opportunity to explore the Cultural Center. Reservations with your curator must be made in advance to participate in SV1.
For Site Visit 2 (SV2), preliminary placement plans have been completed, and artists will be given a placement map, have the opportunity to visit their planned placement location and provide feedback to the Curatorial Team.
Artists are welcome to attend either event if their schedules allow