FIGMENT Participatory Art Experience Announces First Annual Philadelphia Event – “FIGMENT Phila” – on October 6th in Clark Park
Call for Interactive Art Projects and Volunteers Now Open (Philadelphia, PA) FIGMENT, a free, family-friendly participatory arts experience held in multiple cities and attracting tens of thousands of participants each year, will hold its first annual event in Philadelphia – “FIGMENT Phila” – on Sunday, October 6th from 11am-5pm in West Philadelphia’s Clark Park. Free to attend and open to all ages, FIGMENT Phila will transform Clark Park into large-scale, hands-on collaborative artwork – an explosion of creative energy. This day-long event invites everyone to actively participate in a multitude of interactive art projects throughout Clark Park – perhaps a game, workshop, challenge, or exploratory play – from artists in a variety of disciplines, in every conceivable medium. Produced entirely by volunteers, FIGMENT Phila is a celebration of interactive art and community where everything is possible. No matter who you are, where you’re from, or how old you are, we can all be artists. FIGMENT Phila is an exciting opportunity for artists of all trades and experiences to have their work come alive and take shape at the hands of willing participants. Artists interested in bringing a participatory art project to FIGMENT Phila must submit their idea online by August 23, 2013 for consideration.
Projects must be interactive, safe, and family-friendly. For information about project submissions and guidelines, please visit http://www.phila.figmentproject.org/submit-a-project. FIGMENT Phila is a non-commercial event powered entirely by volunteers and in collaboration with the University City District. We are seeking members of the community interested in donating their time and efforts to help build this experience. Those interested in volunteering are asked to fill out the Volunteer Interest Form: http://phila.figmentproject.org/get-involved/volunteer/
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 vent that drew over 30,000 participants in NYC, Boston, Jackson (MS) and Detroit in 2011 and 2012. With the addition of Washington DC, Pittsburgh, San Diego, Geelong, Australia, and several other cities since 2011, FIGMENT is constantly growing and continues its mission to offer free, inclusive participatory art and creative culture 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 more information about FIGMENT, please visit www.figmentproject.org.
Figment is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization entirely funded by grants and indivual donations. FIGMENT accepts no corporate sponsorship of any kind. FIGMENT is supported by public funds from the National Endowment of the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, as well as by the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts and Administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
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