Figment Festival 2012 on Governors Island. Photo: Ronay Menschel.
Governors Island welcomes all kinds of creative and unique exhibitions, festivals and experiences for our visitors each season. To help expand the projects on Governors Island for the 2013 season and beyond, we are so excited to be joining forces with Kickstarter! On Tuesday April 16th, we will be hosting a little shin-dig with Kickstarter and FIGMENT on how you can use Kickstarter to bring your project to Governors Island.
Kickstarter’s Art Program Director Stephanie Pereira will give a primer on how to bring a Kickstarter project to life. Lynda Realmuto, the Director of Special Events and Public Programs at the Trust for Governors Island, will be joining her to discuss permits, logistics, spaces, and everything you need to know to bring your plan to the Island—however it is funded. David Koren, Executive Director of Figment will dive deep into how he used Kickstarter to launch an art festival on Governors Island each June.
What: Kickstart Your Project on Governors Island
Where: Kickstarter’s Offices, 155 Rivington Street (b/w Clinton and Suffolk)
When: Tuesday, April 16th, 7pm – 9pm
RSVP: Lynda Realmuto – lrealmuto at govisland.nyc.gov
Space will fill up quickly so please RSVP to reserve your spot! Hope to see you there.
Kickstarter is the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects. Every week, tens of thousands of people pledge millions of dollars to projects from the worlds of music, film, art, technology, design, games, fashion, food, publishing, and other creative fields. Since April 2009, more than three million people have pledged more than $400 million to projects by creators who always maintain full ownership and complete creative control of their work.
Governors Island is thrilled to have hosted dozens of organizations that bring pigs, unicycles, tree houses, math, art, design—you name it—for our hundreds of thousands of visitors. We at Governors Island are committed to hosting any project that gets funding and fulfills our permit requirements. For more information on bringing projects to Governors Island and to download permit requirements, visit our website.
FIGMENT catalyzes and celebrates an abundance of creativity and passion, challenging artists and our communities to find new ways to create, share, think and dream. FIGMENT hosts an annual summer-long exhibition on Governors Island that includes an interactive sculpture garden, an artist-designed mini-golf course, and an architectural pavilion co-presented with ENYA and SEAoNY.
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