Save the Date!


We are excited to invite you to our second annual FIGMENT Project Fundraiser and Masquerade ball!

Monday, October 15
Caveat, New York’s newest speakeasy stage for playful, intelligent nightlife
21A Clinton Street

Stay tuned for more details! 


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See You This Weekend at FIGMENT NYC!

Join us for our 12th year of FIGMENT NYC for two days full of joyful expressions of art, play, and interaction.

Click here to see a full schedule of this year's artwork and activities.

In addition to the weekend projects, we are excited for The 2018 City of Dreams Pavilion, and our Dream Bigger program. 

Volunteers: Do you want to help make the magic happen?! Figment is 100% volunteer-powered with no corporate sponsorship. There's still time to join our creative, diverse, super fun TEAM! No matter your skill set, we have an amazing task for you. Sign up here!

What: FIGMENT is a free participatory arts event held on Governors Island, acting as a forum for the creation of participatory and interactive art by emerging artists across disciplines. FIGMENT fosters participation between artists and participants through hundreds of interactive art installations throughout Governors Island, challenging visitors to find new ways to create, share, and dream together.

When: Saturday, June 23 — Sunday, June 24, 2018. 10am-6pm.  
Note: The event is rain-or-shine.

Where: Governors Island, NYC… a short ferry ride from lower Manhattan and Brooklyn! Click here for directions.

How Much: FREE! FIGMENT is a free, non-profit event. 

RSVP: RSVP here for the FIGMENT NYC weekend, entrance is free and open to the public. While you are not required to RSVP, it will help us to have an accurate number of attendees. 

See you on the island!

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Art in Action: 12"x12" Fundraiser

After such an amazing event last year we decided to do it again! FIGMENT NYC is pleased to announce our Third Square Foot Art Auction and Fundraiser. 12"x 12" Works donated by local/regional artists will be exhibited and sold in a silent auction with many starting bids of $50. What better way to support a local artist and FIGMENT NYC, as well as find original pieces to adorn your home or office? There will be a cash bar, DJ sets by some of Brooklyn's finest, performance artists and more, and of course, all pieces for auction will be on display for attendees in the gallery.

When: Thursday April 5th, 2018 7:00pm – 12:00pm

Where: Union Square Ballroom, 27 Union Square W, New York, NY 10003

Tickets: Tickets available here 

  • $50- General admission
  • $75 - Rockstar 1 drink ticket and custom screen print tote
  • $100 - Friend of the Arts 2 drink tickets, custom screen print tote
Can't make it to the event? Feel free to contribute a tax-deductible donation here!

Join: Find us and invite your friends on Facebook!

Believers in participatory, community-based creativity are invited to this kickoff event/fundraiser in celebration and support of FIGMENT NYC’s eleventh annual season. This party celebrates artists of the NYC community.  The room will be filled with 12"x12" works of art created by local and regional artists and will be exhibited and sold in a silent auction with bids beginning at $50. Proceeds will go toward FIGMENT NYC 2018. Help be a part of the movement to make FIGMENT NYC a success in its 12th year! It’s a great way for artists to show their work to a large community and support this year’s FIGMENT NYC Art event. We are also looking for performance artists for the evening so please get the word out for anyone who would like to be part of this amazing event!

Inquiries:  [email protected] 

Artist Prospectus:

  • All mediums welcome
  • Dimensions: All pieces must be 12”h x 12”w.  
  • Delivery: ready to mount; preferably with 2 hooks in the back and no chain or cord. When you sign up to participate you will receive an email with suggested canvases and/or mounting measurements.
  • To submit a piece 12x12 piece click here: Submit a 12x12 piece
  • Art Sales: Up to 40/60 Artist/Figment NYC. Artists can also opt to donate the full amount.
  • Artist receives one complimentary entry to the event.
  • Delivery: Day of starting at 11 am at Union Square Ballroom.
  • Artist information
  • Questions please email [email protected]

Art Drop off/Pick Up:

  • Pieces can be dropped off at the venue the day of the event starting at 11 am.
  • Purchased pieces with be provided to the winners that evening so please bring the appropriate wrapping materials.
  • If your piece does not sell, you can pick it up at the end of the night. If you will not be there please ensure you have set up a proxy for pick up.
  • Please ensure that all piece come wrapped in the appropriate wrapping for a patron to take it home.


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See you there and share with friends and other artists!

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City of Dreams Pavilion 2018

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) are excited to announce the winning design in the seventh annual City of Dream Pavilion Competition: Oculi by Austin + Mergold in collaboration with Maria Park (Cornell) and consulting engineers Chris Earls (Cornell) and Scott Hughes (Sillman). Pending approvals and fundraising, this temporary art structure will be assembled on Governors Island and open to the public for the summer 2018 season on Governors Island.
The winning design team will construct an architectural pavilion out of up cycled metal grain bins, connecting Upstate and Downstate. The City of Dreams Pavilion, so named for its focus on the future of a world that faces strains on both economic and natural resources, aims to promote sustainability-oriented thinking amidst the architecture and design communities, requiring designers to consider the environmental impact of their designs from materials sourcing to disposal (or ideally reuse) of waste a the end of the season.



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You're Invited: The FIGMENT Masquerade Fundraiser

FIGMENT Project is a leader in its field, bringing interactive art to a broad audience around the country and abroad by hosting free participatory arts events that offer the public a powerful experience, inspiring personal and social transformation.

We invite you to celebrate 11 years of FIGMENT Project with a festive masquerade ball!



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Save The Date for The FIGMENT Masquerade Ball

The City of Dreams Pavilion 2017


The Winning design team to construct an architectural pavilion out of recycled aluminum cast into cracked clay for Governors Island 2017 Summer Season

A distinguished jury has selected the winning design in the seventh annual City of Dreams Pavilion Competition: Cast & Place by Team Aesop (Josh Draper from PrePost/RPI-CASE, Lisa Ramsburg and Powell Draper from Schlaich Bergermann Partner, Edward M. Segal from Hofstra University, and Max Dowd from Cooper Union). This temporary pavilion will be assembled on Governors Island and open to the public for the summer 2017 season.

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Support The Minigolf Kickstarter


FIGMENT's Artist-Designed Miniature Golf Course is scheduled to return in June for its tenth annual summer-long season!
 Each season, new holes are designed, constructed and installed on Governors Island by emerging and established artists. Free to play and open to the public, The Minigolf Course is enjoyed by thousands of happy children and adults throughout the summer including players from school and camp groups from underserved communities. Their smiles and laughter are one of the biggest rewards for supporting the Artist-Designed Minigolf Course. 

We are excited to announce the launch of our Kickstarter campaign, which was created to help defray the rising costs of building, maintaining, insuring and staffing the course. Learn about the special opportunities for supporters including club memberships, construction of custom-designed holes, and team slots in the first ever Governors Island Miniature Golf Masters Tournament!

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The Day After: From Reaction to Action

Well, that was a surprise. Voters who felt marginalized by a changing world came out to strongly support their candidate, whose election, in turn, makes others feel marginalized and scared, even threatened. The common link is that people on all sides feel injustice, like they haven't been treated fairly by the system as it exists today.

As Hillary Clinton said this morning, “America is more deeply divided than we thought.” So, how do we begin the process of repairing those deep divides? How do we build understanding and empathy between the different people and groups that comprise our fractured nation?

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Buy the FIGMENT Book!


FIGMENT Founder and Executive Producer David Koren wrote a book on FIGMENT: FIGMENT. What is this? Why is nothing for sale? Why is everyone smiling?

Packed with awesome photos from FIGMENT events from cities around the world, the book is a case for creativity, collaboration, learning, and gratitude. It is an invitation to imagine a place where everyone is invited to create,  share and grow. 

Click here to buy the paperback or digital version of the book. All the proceeds of the book go straight to our FIGMENT events and programs.

Your name is probably in this book! (And if it isn't, it should be!)