FIGMENT Jackson 2011

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.

In 2011, FIGMENT expanded to Jackson Mississippi due to an eager group of Jacksonian Volunteers that saw the potential that participatory art based on the 11 Principles of FIGMENT could have on our community.  We had over 30 projects and almost 1300 participants.

Whitney Grant was the Producer of the event and Neil Polen was also on the core team that made the event possible.  While the JCDC had no official affiliation with the event, we believe that participatory and positive events in underutilized areas of cities have an incredible opportunity to leave lasting and positive change.  We couldn’t have been happier with the outcome of the inaugural FIGMENT Jackson!

For more images of the event visit the photography of Frank Ezelle.

For more about FIGMENT visit www.figmentproject.org

 

 

 

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