Our final project, Common Work: Learnings for the Future from Common Field will also be available in full on our platform partners' websites beyond April 2023 including Jack Straw Cultural Center and Lohar Projects.

Common Field is closed as of December 31, 2022. This website and its content will remain online through April 30, 2023. We encourage you to browse and download any content you would like to access beyond that date.



Common Field provides a platform for visual arts organizations and organizers to join as members of Common Field. Currently, over 650 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.


The Common Field Convening is an itinerant annual gathering that brings together 500+ 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, Minneapolis 2015, Miami 2016, Los Angeles 2017, Philadelphia 2019 and online (initially scheduled for Houston) in 2020 as a response to the COVID-19 global pandemic.


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