Will Call #42 — Though FIGMENT It May Be, Yet Just as Real as You Could Dream
FIGMENT, a free, family-friendly participatory arts event held in multiple cities and attracting tens of thousands of participants each year, has announced their inaugural North Adams event.
FIGMENT is an explosion of creative energy, a celebration of participatory art and culture where everything is possible. For one day, attendees will transform Windsor Lake into a large-scale collaborative artwork — and then it’s gone. Visit their website to learn about it’s mission, principals, and to check out great photos and videos of past events.
FIGMENT North Adams
April 30, 2016; 3:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
In this episode, we speak with Executive Producer of the the North Adams event Krystal Henriquez. In addition to providing much of the energy and enthusiasm required to get things off the ground, she has been working to complete her degree in Arts Management at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts at the same time. Work involved coordinating with various entities, including the City of North Adams. Detailed coverage of the stages leading up to the event and recent news is available at iBerkshires.com.
Founded in 2007 on New York City’s Governors Island with a handful of projects and a few thousand enthusiasts, the network of community arts engagement happenings has grown exponentially into a multi-day, multi-city event that includes locations in over a dozen cities around the globe and continues its mission to offer free, inclusive and 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.
About FIGMENT North Adams 2016
With over 50 registered projects in any conceivable medium, FIGMENT North Adams stretches the boundaries of creativity and community. The event welcomes visitors and participants to bring a game, an experiment, a request, a challenge, a guided meditation, a performance based on audience input, a sculpture that moves or responds, a heart-stopping technological innovation that changes the way we see the world…Anything that gets people working and playing and creating together. When you have something you want to share with the world, this gathering is the perfect place to start doing just that!
FIGMENT is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization entirely funded by grants and individual donations. The organization accepts no corporate sponsorship of any kind, and 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. FIGMENT Boston is produced with support from the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, the designated stewards of the Rose Kennedy Greenway and site of the event in Boston. FIGMENT Jackson is produced with support from the Greater Jackson Arts Council.