Common Field is proud to offer 25 national scholarships to support arts organizers with the costs of travel and attendance to the 2019 Common Field Philadelphia Convening from April 25 - 28, 2019.

The total value of each scholarship is up to $1,000, and includes:
- A free one-year membership to Common Field ($50 - $300 value)
- One Member-level ticket to attend the full Convening ($125+ value)
- Up to $875 in reimbursement for round-trip travel and accommodations

Application Deadline: Friday, January 25, 2019 11:59PM PST
Awards Announced: Friday, March 8, 2019

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What is Awarded: A free, one-year membership to Common Field (if you are a current member, you’ll receive 12 months additional membership), one membership level Convening ticket ($125 value), up to $875 reimbursement for round-trip travel and accommodations. The total value of each scholarship is $1,000.

Who Can Apply: Any national arts organization/arts organizer that does not have institutional support to attend. As membership is included in the award, you don’t have to be a member of Common Field to apply. The Scholarship is meant to support organizers outside of the Philadelphia area who will incur significant travel and accomodations costs. International and Philadelphia-based applicants are currently not eligible to apply.

How to Receive the Funds: Scholarships are awarded as a reimbursement for travel and accommodation expenses up to $875. Funds can be used to reimburse (with appropriate receipts) airfare, ground transportation, and hotel/housing. Funds will be distributed after the scholarship recipient submits a reimbursement form with copies of receipts and brief final report after the conclusion of the Convening.

Reporting: All recipients are required to submit a brief report about their experience by May 25, 2019, detailing the participant’s experience of the Convening.

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Scholarships will be awarded to organizers who are not attached to an entity that has a budget for professional development/conference opportunities and has at least two years experience in the field, either independently or as part of an organization. Organizers of color and from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Recipients will be selected on a competitive basis by a committee composed of member of the Common Field Network.


The information below is for reference only. Apply online at

-General Information and Contact Information

-Please provide a brief biography.

-Please provide a statement (up to 500 words) that outlines why you’re interested in attending the Convening, your experience or position in the field thus far, and how participating the Common Field Convening will support you as an organizer and benefit your organization and/or community.

-Have you attended a previous Common Field Convening?
If so, which year(s) did you attend?

-Have you presented at a previous Common Field Convening?
If so, which year(s)?

-Have you been awarded a scholarship to attend the Common Field Convening before?
If so, which year(s)?

-Have you participated in other Common Field projects such as Field Perspectives, Meet-Ups, Field Conversations, Field Grants, Field Conversations, or other projects?If so, which one and when?

-Additional Optional Information

The Common Field Convening National Scholarship program is made possible by a generous grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.