August 17 & 18, 2019 Dufferin Grove Park
FIGMENT Toronto is a free, inclusive, participatory arts event held in Dufferin Grove Park. FIGMENT's mission is to offer free, family-friendly and participatory art to entire communities.
FIGMENT is a forum for the creation and display of participatory and interactive art by emerging artists across disciplines. FIGMENT began in July 2007 as a free, one-day participatory arts event on Governors Island in New York Harbor with over 2,600 participants. Since then, FIGMENT has grown significantly each year in number of projects, duration, participants, volunteers, fundraising capability, exhibitions, locations, overall level of commitment and participation, and public support.
The deadline for submitting a project, and qualifying for a cash honorarium, has been extended to SUNDAY JULY 29!! If you have a project that is interactive in any discipline or medium - sculpture, installation, performance, music, workshop, activity, or??? - bring it to FIGMENT! There is still time - but you'd better hurry! What will YOU bring?
Have you ever wanted to play with large amounts of Mermaid Sequins? Are you curious what Mermaid Sequins are? Come to Kensington Market this Sunday, July 29 and create your own temporary glittering designs! The FIGMENT team will be there from 1 to 5 pm, debuting a new interactive art piece by FIGMENT artist David Braun. Come for the always-popular Pedestrian Sunday in the Market to enjoy the vibrant performances and activities that take over the streets. Keep your eyes open for the flash of glitter that is FIGMENT, and make your own drawing or writing in fabulous sequins!
FIGMENT Toronto was invited again this year to create an Interactive Art Zone for the wonderful Big on Bloor festival. We set up an area where people could decorate FIGMENT pillowcases that had been screen printed by FIGMENT artist Kingi Carpenter. The activity was popular all day, and sometimes we had lineups! The finished creations will be on display at Bloor and Dufferin until Saturday July 28. Everyone who made one was thrilled to be part of a collaborative public art installation, and they will be picking up their creations at FIGMENT on August 18 and 19.