FIGMENT Boston, now in its fifth year, offers opportunities for both emerging and established artists to showcase original works and create something that gets people to interact, to participate and collaborate with each other! Your FIGMENT project can be anything...A game, an experiment, a request, a challenge, a guided meditation, a performance based on audience input, a sculpture that moves or responds, a heart-stopping technological innovation that changes the way we see the world… Anything that gets people working and playing and creating together.
FIGMENT welcomes works in every imaginable medium including sculpture, installation, performance, music, workshops, games, experiences, site-specific pieces, social experiments, and anything else you can dream of. We invite any project that inspires visitors to participate and interact with art. Come share with your FIGMENT friends and the Boston public at the Rose Kennedy Greenway for our 2014 event!
Learn more about the principles of FIGMENT here: http://www.figmentproject.org/principles
Call for Art: Opens March 1, closes June 16
Main Event: Saturday July 26 and Sunday July 27
Art and Performance Submissions: http://boston.figmentproject.org/submit_a_project
Main Event: Rose Kennedy Greenway, http://www.rosekennedygreenway.org/
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We're very happy to invite you to ALPHA 2014! ALPHA 2014 will be at Camp Ramblewood in Darlington, Maryland, USA, from April 25-27, 2014.
We had a blast last year at our first ALPHA... and we look forward to building on what we started and creating another awesome event that is all about bringing creative people together to make and share awesome projects. Full information on ALPHA is on the website.
We encourage experimentation! You can register your workshop, meet-up, performance, demonstration, installation, or whatever by following the link in the email you will receive after your purchase your tickets.
To appear on our map and event schedule, your project or event must be submitted by April 15, 2014. We can't wait to see what you're bringing!
Cabins and meal plans are on sale now, too... And those prices won't go up. So if you'd like to lock in your favorite cabin at Ramblewood for you and your friends, you can.
Once you purchase your ticket, you'll receive an email with the link to submit your project for ALPHA. Everyone is expected to bring a project of some kind. Please submit your project as soon as you can so we can figure out where everything goes, but certainly by April 17, 2014.
As ALPHA is an experiment, we welcome your thoughts, ideas, innovation, creativity, contribution, and passion... So please let us know your ideas for how to make the event as awesome as it can possibly be at email@example.com!
We look forward to creating the fantastical with you at ALPHA 2014!
Thank you for Participating
We shared an absolutely amazing time together on the Boston Common this New Year’s Eve! Thank you for participating, volunteering, and bringing your art to FIGMENT First Night! Your creative spirits truly lit up Boston Common in celebration of art and a culture where everything is possible.
Keep the conversation going with us on Facebook,Twitter, and Instagram, and help us spread the word about Figment Boston by sharing your photos, videos and experiences from the event with your friends!
Please send your (curated) photos or video of the event to firstname.lastname@example.org, and if you have lost or found something please let us know.
And now for exciting FIGMENT Boston news for 2014:
We’re gearing up for our main event, July 26-27th on the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston. With this in mind, we have a few transitions going on with the crew responsible for bringing you these amazing events. Jason Turgeon, the man who brought FIGMENT to Boston, and FIGMENT Boston producer for the past 4 years, is passing the torch to Anne Lodick, who has been working with FIGMENT Boston for the past 3 years as Communications Director and co-producer of FIGMENT First Night. Thank you Jason! We are so grateful for all that you have done for FIGMENT and for public art in Boston!
FIGMENT Boston would not have been possible without the massive contributions of the volunteers and artists. FIGMENT is growing and we’re looking for more people to help year-round with bringing participatory art and events to public spaces in Boston. If you’re interested in being part of the team of organizers, send us an email at email@example.com. We are excited for our summer event and look forward to seeing what you bring in 2014!
FIGMENT is a gift that we all give to the Boston community, with our time, our effort, love, and financial support. Your participation and generous donations help to make it all happen. If you had a great time at FIGMENT and want to keep us going strong, please consider supporting FIGMENT Boston by joining the FIGMENT 100!
People who join the FIGMENT 100 help sustain us year-round by sending $5 to $50 a month. Please donate to FIGMENT BOSTON online, either as a one-time donation or by joining the FIGMENT 100. You can make a huge difference to FIGMENT with a small monthly donation and the more people on board, the merrier! Tell your friends that you’re part of the FIGMENT 100 and invite them to join you!
Call for Participation: FIGMENT First Night 2014
On December 31, 2013, FIGMENT Boston will join First Night Boston, the nation’s oldest celebration of New Year’s Eve, for a special “event within an event.” First Night is attended annually by more than 250,000 people who come to celebrate the arts in downtown Boston. FIGMENT Boston’s summer event has been a huge success over the last four summers, showcasing the work of hundreds of local artists and performers, with approximately 20,000 visitors in 2013. This will be FIGMENT’s first collaboration with First Night, and our largest nighttime event ever.
FIGMENT First Night will take place on the northeast corner of the Boston Common. Framed by the dramatic backdrop of the Massachusetts State House, the site is ideally located near the Park Street MBTA station and dozens of major attractions. At First Night, FIGMENT will serve as one of the anchors of the activities on the Common, along with the family fireworks, a music stage, ice sculptures, and the end point of the First Night Parade. The FIGMENT event will take place from 7:30 PM on Tuesday, December 31st, 2013 to 12:01 AM on Wednesday, January 1st, 2014.
Unlike the FIGMENT Boston summer event on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, the FIGMENT First Night event will offer funding to selected projects. Funding will range from $250-$2500 per project. Projects that do not request any funding will also be considered.
We are excited to announce FIGMENT is now accepting proposals for FIGMENT First Night 2014!
Submit a project before 11:59 PM EST on Friday, November 1!