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FIGMENT First Night Thank You!

Thank you for Participating

We shared an absolutely amazing time together on the Boston Common this New Year’s Eve! Thank you for participating, volunteering, and bringing your art to FIGMENT First Night! Your creative spirits truly lit up Boston Common in celebration of art and a culture where everything is possible.

Keep the conversation going with us on Facebook,Twitter, and Instagram, and help us spread the word about Figment Boston by sharing your photos, videos and experiences from the event with your friends!

Please send your (curated) photos or video of the event to boston@figmentproject.org, and if you have lost or found something please let us know.

And now for exciting FIGMENT Boston news for 2014: 

We’re gearing up for our main event, July 26-27th on the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston. With this in mind, we have a few transitions going on with the crew responsible for bringing you these amazing events.  Jason Turgeon, the man who brought FIGMENT to Boston, and FIGMENT Boston producer for the past 4 years, is passing the torch to Anne Lodick, who has been working with FIGMENT Boston for the past 3 years as Communications Director and co-producer of FIGMENT First Night.  Thank you Jason! We are so grateful for all that you have done for FIGMENT and for public art in Boston!

FIGMENT Boston would not have been possible without the massive contributions of the volunteers and artists. FIGMENT is growing and we’re looking for more people to help year-round with bringing participatory art and events to public spaces in Boston.  If you’re interested in being part of the team of organizers, send us an email at boston@figmentproject.org. We are excited for our summer event and look forward to seeing what you bring in 2014!

FIGMENT is a gift that we all give to the Boston community, with our time, our effort, love, and financial support. Your participation and generous donations help to make it all happen. If you had a great time at FIGMENT and want to keep us going strong, please consider supporting FIGMENT Boston by joining the FIGMENT 100!

People who join the FIGMENT 100 help sustain us year-round by sending $5 to $50 a month.  Please donate to FIGMENT BOSTON online, either as a one-time donation or by joining the FIGMENT 100. You can make a huge difference to FIGMENT with a small monthly donation and the more people on board, the merrier! Tell your friends that you’re part of the FIGMENT 100 and invite them to join you!



Submit a Project to FIGMENT First Night!

Call for Participation: FIGMENT First Night 2014

On December 31, 2013, FIGMENT Boston will join First Night Boston, the nation’s oldest celebration of New Year’s Eve, for a special “event within an event.”  First Night is attended annually by more than 250,000 people who come to celebrate the arts in downtown Boston. FIGMENT Boston’s summer event has been a huge success over the last four summers, showcasing the work of hundreds of local artists and performers, with approximately 20,000 visitors in 2013. This will be FIGMENT’s first collaboration with First Night, and our largest nighttime event ever.

FIGMENT First Night will take place on the northeast corner of the Boston Common.  Framed by the dramatic backdrop of the Massachusetts State House, the site is ideally located near the Park Street MBTA station and dozens of major attractions.  At First Night, FIGMENT will serve as one of the anchors of the activities on the Common, along with the family fireworks, a music stage, ice sculptures, and the end point of the First Night Parade.  The FIGMENT event will take place from 7:30 PM on Tuesday, December 31st, 2013 to 12:01 AM on Wednesday, January 1st, 2014.

Unlike the FIGMENT Boston summer event on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, the FIGMENT First Night event will offer funding to selected projects.  Funding will range from $250-$2500 per project.  Projects that do not request any funding will also be considered.

We are excited to announce FIGMENT is now accepting proposals for FIGMENT First Night 2014!

Submit a project before 11:59 PM EST on Friday, November 1!