CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:
FIGMENT North Adams 2017
FIGMENT North Adams 2017 is an arts event held at Windsor Lake, showcasing art that encourages participants to play, dance, sing, create, engage, experiment, and explore their environment. The event accepts submissions from artists of all ages and experience. Submissions are now open for artists of all ages and experience. The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2017.
How to Submit Your Project
To submit your project:
Once our project submissions are open, you can fill out an application on the Artist Submission Portal. We recommend submitting well before the declared deadline to receive more detailed attention from the Curatorial Team, especially for artists new to FIGMENT.
After you submit, you will be assigned a curator who will be your official contact through the FIGMENT evaluation process. This person will then guide supporting you through the event itself to ensure that bringing your project to FIGMENT North Adams goes as smoothly as possible.
CURATORIAL CONSIDERATIONS: HOW WE EVALUATE PROJECT SUBMISSIONS
The FIGMENT North Adams Curatorial Team is primarily concerned with the suitability of your project for FIGMENT and Windsor Lake, as opposed to artist experience, education or previous exhibitions of the piece. Artists of any age or experience are welcome to be a part of FIGMENT as long as the project is interactive, upholds our principles, and does not violate Windsor Lake rules. Below are some things to consider when preparing your project for FIGMENT.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an Artist Guide with more detailed information.
Is it interactive?
Interactive or Participatory art blurs the lines between the artist, the art, and people engaging with the art. We look for art that encourages people to play, dance, sing, create, engage, experiment, and explore their environment. Theatre, dance, music, performance art, games, creative costuming, workshops, and activities are all common genres found at FIGMENT. Three-dimensional sculptural installations are also common at FIGMENT, as the participant’s experience of the piece alters as he or she moves around it.
We generally do not accept “wall art” such as finished paintings or photography and do not have space to display such works. Artists working in those genres are encouraged to find a way to engage FIGMENT participants in creating such works, displaying such works inside a larger sculptural installation, collaborating with a performance art event, or creating some other participatory experience that involves such works.
Does it uphold the FIGMENT Principles?
In addition to being interactive, art at FIGMENT must be consistent with our 11 principles. FIGMENT has 11 principles that shape our event, giving our events a unique flavor and experience found in few places elsewhere in the world. They also guide the curators in selecting art appropriate for the event. Upholding the principles presents challenges to FIGMENT artists, staff, and volunteers that many other art events do not have to address.
Is it durable and designed for the environment?
We do not have storage for projects.
Does it pose a threat to LNT?
We take our principle of Leave No Trace seriously. Your project can not leave any trace or mark on Windsor Lake, and artists must be prepared to clean up after their project. For more details on what this means and how to comply, see our Artist Guide.