FIGMENT 2013, An Annual Multi-City Participatory Art and Culture Event

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FIGMENT is an annual series of interactive events in different cities that encourage the creation and display of arts. A multi-city call for participation has been posted for FIGMENT 2013.

FIGMENT is an antidote for uncertain times. Precisely because the commercial market for art is facing grave challenges in an uncertain economy, an event like FIGMENT is more important than ever, because it is built on community and not on commercialism. Participatory art expands the definition of “art” — art isn’t about creating an object that can be bought and sold, or creating a “show” that you pay to attend — it’s about creating a shared experience, free from the constraints and pressures of the marketplace. It’s about a celebration of creative culture. Lack of money should not be a barrier to creativity.

image via Figment Boston