Figment, the annual public art festival held on Governors Island, is seeking proposals from artists to design and build holes this year’s mini golf course. Artist-designed mini golf has become a kind of tradition for Figment over the past six years: each of the 18 holes is designed by a different artist at every festival, and all holes are based around a particular course-wide theme.
“As Figment’s mission is to build community through participatory art, we have found that artist-designed mini golf provides a great template on which artists can envision a creative framework in which others can interact,” the organization writes on its website. “For the visitor to the island, mini golf provides a basic point of entry to participatory art: it’s easy for almost anyone to pick up a golf club, ball, and scorecard and interact with the art!”
This year, the theme, inspired by the new mayor, is “New York City Now.” If you’re interested in submitting, check out the call for proposals here.
(Photo: Garrett Ziegler/Flickr)