Field News | July 2019


Guidelines and Application Online: August 15, 2019
Deadline to Apply: Monday, October 28, 2019, 11:59PM PST

Common Field is excited to announce the open call for proposals for the 2020 Houston Convening will begin on August 15th. Members of the Common Field Network are invited to submit proposals for Conversations, Dialogs, Reports from the Field, Workshops, Panels and Projects. Guidelines and application information will be posted online in August and the deadline to apply is October 28, 2019. Stay tuned!

Our most successful sessions are collaborative and spend the majority of the allotted 90 minutes engaging the audience in conversation or activity. Collective proposals are welcome and encouraged. Network members can propose sessions with presenters who are not Common Field members. Presenters are supported with honoraria and travel support, a one-year network membership, and a free Convening Pass. Not a member? Learn how to join here.


We’re thrilled to welcome 8 new and renewing Common Field Network members who have joined from June 28 to date. Learn more about them and our 680+ member network online.

New Members:

PA>Philadelphia> The Whole Shebang

MI>Detroit> Rebekka Parker

Renewing Members:

CA>LA, Los Angeles Contemporary Archive (LACA)
PA> Philadelphia, Esther Klein Gallery
TX> Galveston, Galveston Artist Residency
Puerto Rico> San Juan, Beta-Local
IL>Canada> Saskatchewan, Novak Graphics Inc.

NY> Dobbs Ferry, Dorothy Dunn

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Common Field has an active Listings Board where you can find opportunities, jobs, announcements, services and jobs from Network members. Head to our Listings page to see them all! We encourage network members to post your listings. Learn how online.

International - Call for Essays & Writing, The Chart, due August 11, 2019 (Opportunity)

International - Tao Hua Tan 5th International Artists Residency, Novak Graphics Inc., due August 15, 2019 (Residency)

Nebraska - Open Call Fall 2020 Artist-In-Residence Program, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts,due August 31, 2019 (Residency)

New York - Executive Director, Art + Feminism, due August 13, 2019 (Job)

New York - Interdisciplinary Residency I Rural Upstate NY, Arts Letters & Numbers, due August 1, 2019 (Residency)

North Carolina - Elsewhere Museum 2020 Internship, Elsewhere, due August 12, 2019 (Internship)

North Carolina - The Lab - Call for Art, Kyle Hazard, due August 18, 2019 (Opportunity)