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Call for Art for FIGMENT Boston 2016 is open through Monday, June 13, 2016!

9 Things Artists Should Know about FIGMENT

FIGMENT is not your typical art event. Here are 9 key things to keep in mind before submitting your project for FIGMENT Boston. Most of them are discussed in detail below or in the FAQIf you have any questions, email: bostoncuratorial@figmentproject.org

  1. Everyone is welcome. Artists and participants of any age or experience are welcome to be a part of FIGMENT.
  2. All art is participatory. All of the art at FIGMENT is participatory. We look for art that encourages people to play, dance, sing, create, engage, experiment, and explore their environment.
  3. No sales, logos, or advertising. The art at FIGMENT is a gift from the artist to the FIGMENT community. Nothing is for sale at FIGMENT. At FIGMENT, interactions between people are not mediated by commercial transactions of any kind. There is no advertising, nothing is for sale, and artists do not ask for donations. 
  4. We’re outdoors in a public park. FIGMENT takes place outdoors in a public area, so your project should be designed to withstand the weather and the public.
  5. We leave no trace. Your project can not leave any trace or mark on the Greenway, and artists must be prepared to completely remove and clean up after their project. 
  6. We’re all volunteer. FIGMENT Boston is an all-volunteer run organization. Our staff gives their time as a gift to artists and participants. 
  7. FIGMENT Boston is a completely free event. There is no charge for artists or participants to be a part of the event.
  8. We have no artists grants. The summer event does not have a budget for project grants.
  9. We're in other cities, too! There are FIGMENT Weekend events happening around the globe, and we encourage artists to bring their projects to multiple cities! Find out where else FIGMENT is happening.

 

FIGMENT Submission Guidelines

FIGMENT encourages you to stretch your boundaries! FIGMENT Boston 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.

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.

FIGMENT focuses on participatory art, art that builds community through sharing, and gets people to interact with one another, talk to each other, create and share experiences together. By participating in FIGMENT, you are building important connections and weaving the social fabric that creates community.

Questions? Email bostoncuratorial@figmentproject.org

Mark your calendars!

  • April 11–June 6 Monday, June 13: Call for Participation has been extended

  • Saturday July 30 & Sunday July 31: FIGMENT Boston 2016 @The Rose Kennedy Greenway 

During the open call time, projects can be submitted via the Artist Portal!