Call for Art for FIGMENT Boston 2017 is now open!
FIGMENT Boston presents the opportunity for creators in all mediums and from throughout the Greater Boston community to present interactive, participatory projects in a free public art festival on the Rose Kennedy Greenway for 1 weekend in July. We invite everyone to dream something up from the simple to the spectacular!
Check out the link below and also our FAQ for project guidelines.
Please reach out to our Curatorial team with any questions! email@example.com
More information: http://boston.figmentproject.org/submit_a_projectRead more
Join FIGMENT Boston and friends for a night of fun, music, and inspiration for the upcoming public art season! We are kicking off this year's call for art with an interactive art project that we invite you all to pARTYcipate in!Read more
Mark Your Calendars!
FIGMENT Boston Jam Session | Aeronaut Brewing Co.
Monday, May 1, 2017 |
7 pm - 8:30 pm
Visit The Fuller Craft Museum, a hidden gem of Boston, for a family-friendly FIGMENT collaboration on Thursday, February 23 2017! In partnership with the Fuller's Jewelry of the Playa exhibit featuring Burning Man artisans, FIGMENT Boston brings participatory art the whole family can enjoy.Read more
As the northeast braces for more winter weather, the summer may seem a long way off. But we at FIGMENT Boston are dreaming of the upcoming public art season, and we invite you to join us!Read more
FIGMENT Boston 2016 is coming up this weekend on Saturday 11am-11pm and Sunday 12pm-6pm on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Expect to see interactive, family-friendly art and performances both days and an after dark dance party with light projects on Saturday night.
FIGMENT 2016 artist participants are invited to a walkthrough and meet and greet on the Rose Kennedy Greenway.
You'll find us at 7pm on the hardscape of Dewey Square, next to the South Station Red Line stop. Keep an eye out for FIGMENT volunteers in our bright t-shirts!
You will have a chance to meet with the Curators, see where your project is placed, meet other artists and ask any questions.
After the walk through on the Greenway, we'll head over to Brandy Pete's (267 Franklin Street). Share a pint, toss around some ideas or get advice on current projects. The FIGMENT Boston Curatorial Team will be ready to answer any questions and assist with the project submission process.
RSVP at the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/592087480953603/
Breaking News: Call For Art extended through Monday, June 13, 2016!
Due to popular demand and some idiosyncrasies with the artist submission portal, FIGMENT Boston is extending the deadline for project submissions by 1 week. This means if you were on the fence about a project, it’s time to jump to the FIGMENT side!
Call For Art: http://boston.figmentproject.org/submit_a_project
Artist Submission Portal: http://artistportal.figmentproject.org/
Questions about projects, submission process, etc: firstname.lastname@example.org
We can’t wait to connect and hear about what you’re dreaming up!
The FIGMENT Noir auction is going to include some incredible works of art that will benefit FIGMENT Boston's free public arts programming. Check out some of the items for auction and email email@example.com to make a bid prior to Wednesday's event!Read more
FIGMENT Boston 2016: What Are You Bringing?
FIGMENT Boston, now in it’s seventh 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 on the Rose Kennedy Greenway in downtown Boston! 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 spontaneously working, playing, and creating together!
FIGMENT Boston welcomes works in every imaginable medium including sculpture, installation, performance, music, workshops, games, experiences, site-specific pieces, social experiments–anything you can dream of. We invite any project that inspires visitors to participate and interact with art. Dream big and come share with your FIGMENT friends and the Boston public at the Rose Kennedy Greenway for our 2016 event!
Browse our gallery of images from previous years of FIGMENT Boston for inspiration!
Call for Art Opens: Monday, April 11, 2016-Monday, June 6, 2016
Art and Performance Submissions: http://boston.figmentproject.org/submit_a_project
Rose Kennedy Greenway: http://www.rosekennedygreenway.org
Artist FAQs: http://boston.figmentproject.org/artist_faqs
Founded in 2007 on New York City’s Governors Island with a handful of projects and a few thousand enthusiasts, FIGMENT has grown exponentially into a multi-day, multi-city event that draws thousands of participants in multiple cities around the globe. In 2015, FIGMENT continues to expand its mission to offer free, family-friendly and participatory art to entire communities. The event removes the barriers of museum and gallery walls and entrance fees, blurring the lines between those who create and those who enjoy art.
Support public art and celebrate Film Noir at that 2016 FIGMENT Boston fundraiser! FIGMENT Noir: A Night of Art and Mystery will include participatory art and interactive mystery adventures. Click Read More for ticket information.Read more
We're so excited to see you this weekend for FIGMENT Boston 2015! Click "More" for info and links--everything you need to know!Read more
We're so excited to see you this weekend for FIGMENT Boston 2015! Check out the info and links below for everything you need to know.
When: Saturday July 25, 11am–11pm + Sunday July 26, 12pm–6pm
FIGMENT After Dark Dance Party [Dewey Square, with special after dark art features]: Saturday July 25 from 6pm–11pm
Where: Rose Kennedy Greenway
Be sure to document your experience with social media using #figbos15!
FIGMENT Boston is coming up this weekend, and we are so excited to play with you! Check out all of the Event Details HERE to ensure an amazing experience.
Join in the fun with exciting Dance + Music performances throughout the weekend--and make sure to bring your dancing shoes so that you can participate!
FIGMENT Boston is only 1 week away!
Amazing art projects will blossom on the Rose Kennedy Greenway next weekend--and they need YOU to make them come to life! Join the interactive fun on Saturday July 25 from 11am–11pm and Sunday July 26 12pm–6pm, including the second annual FIGMENT After Dark Dance Party in Dewey Square on Saturday from 6pm–11pm!
An evolving art form created entirely from business cards and money clips that are interlocked to create a fluid, 3D configuration representing Art, Math and Business.
DIY interactive projection projects using Scratch & video sensing capabilities, and demos on how to create awesome projects! Free program for Boston-area youth ages 10-18, located at the Museum of Science.
Enjoy the figural and abstract shapes that emerge when you "make waves" with us!
We seek to create an environment ripe for each individual to achieve personal artistic transformation — but the creation of such an environment can be done only through creative cooperation and collaboration. Dress up, participate, step up to the mic, interact, bring art and games, and most importantly PLAY with us next weekend! Consider volunteering for a shift to make it all happen, or join the FIGMENT 100 and support the effort all year long!
Bookmark our website and check in for updated information, event maps, and more.
Document your FIGMENT experience on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter with official festival hashtag: #figbos15
Click HERE to Volunteer
Click HERE to join the FIGMENT 100
We can’t wait to share this experience with you!
FIGMENT Boston 2015 Project Feature: MeconoMorph (MMORPH for short)
FIGMENT Boston is all about sharing the love--with our artists, audience, and the public! Learn more about one of the many unique pieces coming to the Rose Kennedy Greenway in just a few weeks...MeconoMorph! This piece from Viktor Genel is a unique and original Art/Science/Business concept ---an ever growing, shape changing, morphing forms structure built almost completely from business cards and money clips.
Bucky's Legacy at Work
This new concept mixing several disciplines into an evolving art form pays homage to Richard Buckminster 'Bucky' Fuller's great donation to mankind, on the eve of his 120th birthday. Fuller's concept of the geodesic dome inspired the creation of Mecons, individual pieces that make up the project. Each unit is a structurally sound building block, created by shaping business cards at precise angles. Contributors have their cards formed into basic 'bricks' called Mecons (or receive simple instructions on how to create them themselves). These pieces are infinite in their growth potential, as well as utterly unique. Currently a traveling exhibit, collecting new cards and interacting with its audience, the installation is still searching for its permanent home. Most recently piece appeared in the gallery context at the South Shore Art Center in Cohasett, MA. It was also presented not long ago to the audiences attending ArtsMatter Advocacy Day in Wang Theatre, Boston.
See the full gallery HERE
Learn more about how you can participate in MeconoMorph HERE
Come see the project up close on July 25 + 26, 2015!
Calling all FIGMENT Artists: Past, Present and Future!
As we approach the end of the Call For Art [call closes June 15], we invite you to the first of our FIGMENT Boston Meet & Greets on Tuesday June 9th, 7pm–9pm!
Meet the Curatorial Team at 7pm beneath the awe inspiring Janet Echelman sculpture on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, which will be on view until October 2015. We’re excited to have it fly above our event this summer and can’t wait for you all to see it (if you haven’t already)!
After a short walk through the Greenway, regroup at The Times Irish Pub (112 Broad Street). Let’s share a pint, toss around ideas, or get advice on current projects. The FIGMENT Boston Curatorial Team will be ready to answer any questions and assist with the project submission process.
Past artists, current artists, volunteers – Everyone is invited!
What are you bringing?
~We look forward to meeting you!
Artist FAQ HERE
Browse our gallery of images from previous years of FIGMENT Boston for inspiration!
Contact our curators with any questions about submissions! firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy a night of adventure, dancing and participatory art- interactive, inspiring & inventive!*
*Early Bird Ticket Ticket Purchases extended through February 15!
WHEN: March 5, 2015, 6:30-11:30pm
MBTA: The museum is a short walk from the MBTA transit depot on Carter St. Local bus 70/70A from Cambridge via Watertown runs every day.Express buses (500 and above) run on limited schedules to and from Boston, Cambridge, Riverside, and Newton.Commuter rail trains run from Boston’s North Station on the Fitchburg line.
Driving: From the North or South: From Interstate 95/Route 128, take exit 26 (Route 20 East) for 1.6 miles. At Waltham Common, turn right onto Moody St. Cross the river, turn left onto Pine St, and left onto Cooper St into the Embassy Theater parking lot. Purchase a ticket (2 hours or more) from one of the two ticket machines, and place the ticket on your dashboard (free on Sundays and holidays). Then follow the signs and cross the footbridge. The museum entrance is below the smokestack.
There is no parking available for guests in the rear museum parking lot.
FIGMENT Boston @ First Night 2015: Inspiration, Innovation, Celebration!
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.”
FIGMENT is about participation. Precisely because it requires interaction between the art, the artist, and the viewer, participatory art can be a vehicle for personal and social transformation. The passive viewer is made active, contributing to the creation, understanding and very definition of the art. These activities bring together artists and community members in ways that build relationships and encourage individual creativity. We believe visitors of all ages and backgrounds have something to offer, and invite them to participate in installation art, costuming, interactive performance, games, activities, workshops, and anything else the mind can envision.
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. 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.
Quick Event Facts:
The 2015 theme of First Night is Inspiration, Innovation, Celebration.
The FIGMENT Boston event will take place from 7:30 PM on Wednesday December 31st.
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 as a showcase for local artists and performers over the last five summers, with approximately 20,000 visitors in 2014.
In 2014, FIGMENT First Night brought light installations, fire art, and performances to the Common, to the delight of thousands of attendees.
Check out images from last year’s event!
More information about First Night: http://www.firstnightboston.org/
FIGMENT Boston invites you to join us on the Common for this truly unique opportunity to ring in 2015 immersed in beautiful interactive art!