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!