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FIELD NEWS | JANUARY 2019

FIELD PERSPECTIVES 2019
The Future of the Field


Field Perspectives 2019 is a co-publishing initiative organized and supported by Common Field that invites thinking that reflects on the future of the artist organizing field. The program is a collaboration between Common Field and nine arts publications, and published in two parts. Part One includes texts by Chicago Artist Writers (Chicago, IL), The Rib (Boston, MA) and Sixty Inches from Center (Chicago, IL). Part Two, to be published in April, will include texts by Art Papers (Atlanta, GA), The Artblog (Philadelphia, PA), BMore Art (Baltimore, MD), Momus (Canada), Terremoto (Mexico), The Third Rail (Minneapolis, MN) and Title Magazine (Philadelphia, PA).

Read the essays online.

Chicago Artist Writers commissioned artist-educator, writer, and researcher Kristi McGuire to write her essay "artists-run futuresex, or, on the husbandry of the libidinal economy" that considers how capitalism warps the experience of time, making even notions of "the future" suspect. McGuire humorously traces the issue through finance, museums, pop culture, and music history to arrive at some speculative suggestions for artist-run culture.

The Rib publishes "Aren't We Supposed to Live on the Moon? And Other Unanswered Questions in a Waning Art World," a meandering conversation between Corey Oberlander, Lindsey Stapleton, and Leah Triplett Harrington that considers the side project hustle. In "Aren't We Supposed to Live on the Moon? And Other Unanswered Questions in a Waning Art World," we ask: what are we working towards?

Sixty Inches from Center published Tempestt Hazel’s essay, “Artists Gotta Eat--and Other Things We Forget To Remember,” a look into what it means for institutions and the cultural workers making moves within them to advocate for fair pay for artists, illuminate invisible creative labor, and an ecosystem that forefronts ethical compensation practices for artists.

NOMINATIONS FOR COMMON FIELD BOARD MEMBERS ARE OPEN

Learn more and apply online by Friday, January 25, 2019.

Common Field's inaugural call for nominations for its Board of Directors is now open! The Board is a group of peers in the field of arts organizing who govern Common Field and provide vision, strategy, and financial oversight. The Common Field board aspires to include a diverse group of members of our field, representing multiple geographies, races and cultures, types of arts organizing practices, experience in the field, and skills and knowledge.

Nominate yourself or a colleague to be considered for service beginning at our upcoming Convening in Philadelphia in April of 2019.

APPLY FOR A CONVENING SCHOLARSHIP
COMMON FIELD CONVENING | PHILADELPHIA, APRIL 25-28, 2019

Apply Online
Deadline:
Friday, January 25, 2019 11:59PM PST

Common Field is committed to creating access for the field to participate in our annual Convening. We’re proud to offer 25 national scholarships, valued at $1,000 and includes a $125 members level ticket, plus $875 for travel and accommodations. The awarded scholarship aims to support arts organizers with the costs of travel and attendance to the April 25-28, 2019 . Award details, eligibility FAQ’s and application guidelines are online.

Support for the Convening Scholarship Program is generously provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

COMMON FIELD MEET-UP | HOUSTON, JANUARY 2019

Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Aurora Picture Show

RSVP via our Facebook event

Local Organizers: Art League Houston, Aurora Picture Show, DiverseWorks, Galveston Artist Residency, Project Row Houses

Common Field is heading to Houston for a conversation, gathering and program for local artist-centered spaces, projects and organizers. The Houston Meet-Up aims to bring together arts organizers to discuss challenges, opportunities, and ideas relevant to their local context. Attendees will also have an opportunity to learn more about how Common Field serves as a national resource to connect a broader field of artist-centric spaces and projects across the country.

Find out more on our website and please join us.

NETWORK FOCUS

Listings Highlights

Find out about the latest jobs, opportunities, announcements and services from our Network Members in our listings section. January highlights include:

POPPS PACKING | Popps Packing Spring/Summer 2019 Residency

DIVERSEWORKS | Community Engagement & Project Coordinator

BEMIS CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS | Exhibitions Manager

FRANK JUAREZ GALLERY | Misplaced Math of Homes and Families


NETWORK MEMBER RESOURCES

Common Field’s Network is growing! With nearly 700 Organization and Organizer members, we welcome you to search the growing Network section of our website to learn about our expansive field. If you’re a member, we have loads of resources for you. Not a member? Find out more and if Common Field is for you, please JOIN!

LISTINGS: Creating a listing is an easy process thanks to our user friendly website. Once you login to your account, head to the LISTINGS section, and then click on Post Listing. Your brand new Listing page will then be published and accessible to the public for viewing and sharing on our website. Check out our video tutorial on how to create a listing.

FAQ’s: Read our newly updated FAQs, to be sure you know everything there is to know about your membership and how to use your account.