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NETWORK

Common Field provides a platform for visual arts organizations and organizers to join as members of Common Field. Currently, nearly 600 members connect with one another and share resources, insights, and opportunities. Members receive priority registration and discounts for the Common Field Convening, and can post listings for announcements, opportunities, jobs, and services to our national online listings directory. Members of the Network also have the opportunity to participate in members-only forums, discussion groups and share research and documents through a members-only online login.

CONVENING

The Common Field Convening is an itinerant annual gathering that brings together 450+ visual arts organizers to share resources, ideas and methods for artist-led, artist-run, and artist-centered spaces, projects and practices. The convening goals are to develop local and national peer connectivity, to build knowledge from the field and create a growing set of resources to share broadly. The convening connects and incorporate the interests, themes and issues of the national Common Field network with the issues, contexts, and conditions specific to the location the convening takes place. The Convening has been hosted in New Orleans 2013 (Hand-in-Glove - Antenna Works/Press Street); Minneapolis 2015 (Soap Factory + Works Progress); Miami 2016 (BFI, Cannonball, Dimensions Variable, and Locust Projects); Los Angeles 2017 (organized with 15 local organizational partners); and Philadelphia in April of 2019.

PROJECTS

Projects consist of Common Field's year-round programs including Conversations, Grants, Histories, Meet-Ups, Mentoring, Partnerships, Perspectives, Research, Resources, Toolkits, and Workshops.