Field News March 2018

Mark your calendars! The next Common Field Convening will be in Philadelphia, PA. From April 25 - 28, 2019, 400+ arts organizers will gather for three days of dialog, discussion, debate, workshops, and practical and social exchanges exploring the state of the artist organization field. Stay tuned for details and deadlines for the open call for session proposals, programs, partners and more.

We’re excited to leap forward to the spring of 2019, instead of hosting the Convening in the fall as we’ve done in the past. We believe more time to plan and engage the local and national artist organization network will lead to a more thoughtful, inclusive and impactful gathering. Read more here.

The Common Field Convening is an itinerant gathering that bringing together 400+ organizers nationwide to share resources, knowledge and methods for artist-led, run, and centered projects, spaces and practices. Check out the full 2017 Convening archive online.

Field Grants 2018

Announcing the launch of our refined Field Grant program!

2018 Deadlines

Round #1: May 23, 2018
Round #2: October 3, 2018

Field Grants provide support to ideas that generate exchange, connection, and thinking on arts organizing projects and practices. In 2018, Common Field will award up to 10 Field Grants of $1,000 each through two rounds. Common Field seeks to facilitate the development and distribution of knowledge and a growing understanding and value of the artist organization field through this and our other programs.

Field Grantees share supported documentation in a variety of formats and prepare a short post for the Common Field website.

Read more and apply here.

Come to our Detroit Meet-Up!

Monday, April 2, 2018

6:30 - 9:00 PM
Popps Packing

Common Field is hosting its first meet-up for the year in Detroit! Our goal is to connect the expansive Detroit artist organization field with dialog, talk about opportunities and challenges, and identify the role Common Field might be able to play to amplify your work and ideas. Common Field co-founder and Executive Director Courtney Fink will be in attendance. This event is open to all. View more details here, and RSVP here.

New Website Focus: Listings

Make sure to bookmark for regular announcements, jobs, opportunities, services, and events in the Field. Listings can only be made by Network members, but are available to all. Common Field posts your listings on our social media, so follow us on Twitter and Instagram or like us on Facebook so that you won’t miss a thing. Just one of many improved offerings on our new site!