FIGMENT arts event debuts in Toronto + Call for Submission

FIGMENT arts event debuts in Toronto August 17 & 18
Artists can submit new and already completed works until August 7

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The acclaimed FIGMENT arts event is coming to Toronto on Saturday August 17 and Sunday August 18. This free family-friendly immersive and interactive art experience will occur daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Olympic Island portion of the Toronto Islands.

FIGMENT is now accepting artist submissions for new works, for already completed works, and for previously exhibited works. Performance art projects are also welcome. Submissions can be done online and will be accepted until August 7.

For more information on the event and how to submit works please visit: http://toronto.figmentproject.org/get-involved/submit-a-project/. Artist submission questions can also be sent totorontocuratorial@figmentproject.org

In 2011 FIGMENT was named New York City’s Best Arts Festival by the Village Voice and since its launch in 2007; FIGMENT has grown significantly each year.

FIGMENT events now occur annually in seven cities in the U.S. with Toronto being the first FIGMENT event in Canada. FIGMENT will feature Toronto artists and their works.

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Toronto’s FIGMENT will occur across the North end of Olympic Island, with interactive sculptures of all sizes alongside multiple performance and theatre art experiences.

The goals of FIGMENT are to catalyze and celebrate an abundance of creativity and passion, challenging artists and our communities to find new ways to create, share, think, and dream.

FIGMENT utilizes art installations and interactive art works to create a dynamic collaboration between the artist, the audience and their environment. FIGMENT shows what the arts can be: participatory, bursting with creativity and completely free, born from the desire to share imagination and invention between artists and the public.

As a free, public, non-profit event, FIGMENT aims to advance social and personal transformation through creativity. FIGMENT is uninterrupted by commercial sponsorships, transactions, or advertising.

To find out more about FIGMENT visit figmentproject.org

More details on Toronto’s FIGMENT event can be found at toronto.figmentproject.org and on Facebook atFigmentTO and on Twitter @FIGMENTToronto

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FIGMENT NYC 2013 Kathy Creutzburg Sculpture Garden – Photo credit: Nate Davis
Media contact:

Shane Gerard, 416-671-4667, torontocommunications@figmentproject.org

Additional media resources are available at:

Toronto event info: http://toronto.figmentproject.org/figment-toronto/
General press info: http://figmentproject.org/about/press-resources/
Hi-Res images from FIGMENT 2013 events:
http://figmentproject.org/about/photo-gallery/?nggpage=12

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