is a celebration of creative culture held on Governors Island in New York Harbor on June 27-29, 2008. It is a free, non-profit art project that is open to the public. FIGMENT was launched in July 2007 as a one-day arts event. Even in its first year, it attracted scores of art projects and over 2,800 people. This year, FIGMENT will be three days long and welcome many more projects and participants.
FIGMENT seeks to build community among artists, foster the participatory and public arts in New York City, and to demonstrate a vision for the future of Governors Island as an arts and culture destination.
Anyone can contribute an art installation, performance, activity, or other project to FIGMENT!
Governors Island’s rich history, green lawns, cool island breezes, and breathtaking harbor views make it a spectacular destination for a summer day. Governors Island is New York’s birthplace: the Dutch first landed here in 1623. For most of our nation’s history, Governors Island has been a military installation, first run by the U.S. Army and then by the Coast Guard. In January 2003, the Federal Government transferred the 172-acre island to the City and State of New York and the National Park Service. Twenty-two acres of the island are now a National Park, and the remaining 150 acres are managed by the Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation (GIPEC) – a City-State partnership. For more information about Governors Island, please click here.
FIGMENT is a project of Action Arts League, and is produced by a coalition of volunteers in participation with The Pure Project.