FIGMENT began as a free annual participatory arts event on Governors Island in 2007, and has expanded significantly each year since. Our mission is to build community through the participatory arts, inspiring personal and social transformation by creating cultural events and experiences in a spirit of participation and inclusion. In 2014, the weekend-long FIGMENT NYC event welcomed nearly 25,000 participants and over 300 art projects on June 7-8, 2014.
Starting in 2008, FIGMENT has created summer-long programs on Governors Island, which in 2014 include an interactive sculpture garden, an artist-designed minigolf course, a treehouse, and an architectural pavilion. These programs engage approximately 200,000 visitors a year, all at no cost, enabling us to provide a cultural experience for a very diverse group of participants.
Starting in 2010, FIGMENT has expanded geographically. In 2016, FIGMENT will have events in ten cities in three countries on two continents.
FIGMENT is an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization incorporated in New York State.