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FIGMENT First Night 2015 Call For Art!

Call for Art for the second annual FIGMENT First Night celebration is now open!

FIGMENT, a free celebration of participatory art and culture where everything is possible, joins First Night Boston for a second year of fun and revelry on the Boston Common. As the nation’s oldest celebration of New Year’s Eve, First Night offers a unique opportunity for artists to present interactive, inspired works with this special “event within an event.”

At First Night, FIGMENT will serve as an anchor 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. 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 conveniently located near the Park Street MBTA station and dozens of major attractions.

Check out images from last year’s event for inspiration!

We look forward to seeing what you can dream up to help the City of Boston ring in the New Year!



Thank you for FIGMENT Boston 2014

We played, danced, smiled and shared an absolutely amazing time together this weekend! Thank you for participating, volunteering, and bringing your art to FIGMENT Boston! Your creative spirits truly lit up the heart of downtown Boston in celebration of art and a culture where everything is possible!

FIGMENT is a gift that we all give to the Boston community. 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 in Boston, please get involved and 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!

Love FIGMENT Boston?! Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and help us spread the word by telling your friends and sharing your photos, videos and experiences at the event this weekend! #figbos14

As FIGMENT is a participatory event entirely organized by volunteers, we welcome your help in documenting the experiences had by all. If you have photos or video that you would like to share to help us promote future events, we would be most appreciative! We promise to credit you every time the photo or video is used.

To submit photos:

Thank you for making FIGMENT Boston 2014 so special!

Photo Credit: CDavies



Breaking News: Sunday July 27

In the best interests of the artists, volunteers and attendees, FIGMENT Boston has decided to cancel the second day of planned activities for the annual festival due to inclement weather.

FIGMENT Boston would like to thank everyone who made yesterday such a fun, interactive, and special event from day time to the After Dark party!

 

As FIGMENT is a participatory event entirely organized by volunteers, we welcome your help in documenting everything that happened at the event. If you have photos or video that you would like to share to help us promote future events, we would be most appreciative! We promise to credit you every time the photo or video is used.

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Thank you in advance for sharing and for making FIGMENT Boston 2014 an amazing adventure!

 



Figment Boston This Weekend!

FIGMENT Boston is just a few short days away!

Photo Jen Sirois

We are bringing amazing art projects to the Rose Kennedy Greenway this weekend, both Saturday 11am-6pm and Sunday 12pm-6pm, with our second annual FIGMENT After Dark dance party in Dewey Square Saturday 6pm-11pm!

We encourage you to dress up, participate, interact, bring your own art and games, and most importantly HAVE FUN with us this weekend! Explore this site for updated information, event maps, and more.

Document this weekend’s events with us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter using our official festival hashtag: #figbos14

Did you know?

FIGMENT Boston is entirely volunteer run and crowd funded. We are so thankful for our tireless volunteers and supporters for making this annual celebration of arts, culture and community possible! Please consider joining us by volunteering or becoming a member of the FIGMENT 100!

Click HERE to Volunteer

Click HERE to join the FIGMENT 100

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Figment Boston 2014 is coming!

Saturday July 26 and Sunday July 27

FIGMENT Boston is returning for a fifth year of fun and revelry on the Rose Kennedy Greenway! Founded in 2007 on New York City’s Governors Island, what began as a few thousand enthusiasts enjoying a handful of participatory art projects on a sunny July afternoon has ballooned into a multi-day, multi-city event that drew over 30,000 participants in NYC, Boston, Jackson, MS and Detroit in 2011. In 2014, FIGMENT seeks to continue its mission to offer free, inclusive and participatory art to entire communities, removing the barriers of museum and gallery walls and entrance fees and blurring the lines between those who create and those who enjoy art.

 

For a second year FIGMENT Boston is happy to host FIGMENT After Dark in Dewey Square on Saturday July 26 from 6pm-11pm, the perfect centerpiece to a weekend of fun, free art! Dance to music and enjoy spontaneous roving performances as well as some special installation art perfect for nighttime!

What:

FIGMENT is an explosion of creative energy. It’s a free, annual celebration of participatory art and culture where everything is possible. For two days this summer, we will transform the Rose Kennedy Greenway into a large-scale collaborative artwork, and then it’s gone, without a trace.

When:

Saturday, July 26 — 11AM – 11PM

FIGMENT After Dark Saturday 6pm-11pm!

Sunday, July 27 — 12PM – 6PM

Where:

The Rose Kennedy Greenway

Click here for directions

How Much:

FREE! FIGMENT is a free, non-profit event, and we do not accept corporate sponsorships.

What to Bring:

Whatever you need for a day of outdoor fun!

What to Expect:

Art and activities in every imaginable medium available – especially the art and activities that YOU bring!

How to Help:

We invite people to sign up to volunteer to help at the event, and sign up for our mailing list for continued opportunities to help out throughout the year.

If you enjoy your experiences at FIGMENT, please make a donation to help us in 2014!

IMPORTANT NOTES:

LEAVE NO TRACE: We adhere to a “Leave No Trace” ethic, and ask you to do the same. If you bring it with you, either bring it back or make sure it gets into a trash receptacle.

NO TRANSACTIONS: One of our goals is to create a social and creative experience uninterrupted by commercial sponsorships, transactions, or advertising. FIGMENT does not sell anything, and does not allow commerce of any kind.

SHARE YOUR PHOTOS AND VIDEO: Your photos can help us promote and fundraise for FIGMENT next year! Please tag your Flickr photos and YouTube videos as “FIGMENTBOSTON2014″ or send links to: BOSTONcommunications@figmentproject.org

Snap pics at the event and use our official 2014 Hashtag: #figbos14

Full credit will be given each time your work is used!

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2014 Call for Art & Volunteers: What are YOU Bringing?

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

WHEN:

Call for Art: Opens March 1, closes June 16

Main Event: Saturday July 26 and Sunday July 27 

WHERE:

Art and Performance Submissions: http://boston.figmentproject.org/submit_a_project

Main Event: Rose Kennedy Greenway, http://www.rosekennedygreenway.org/ 

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ALPHA 2014!

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.

Tickets are on sale NOW!

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 alpha@figmentproject.org!

We look forward to creating the fantastical with you at ALPHA 2014!



FIGMENT First Night Thank You!

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 boston@figmentproject.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 boston@figmentproject.org. 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!



Submit a Project to FIGMENT First Night!

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!