Common Field to Receive $30,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

DATE: January 15, 2020 at 10:00 am ET
CONTACT: Courtney Fink, Executive Director

Los Angeles, CA — Common Field has been approved for a $30,000 Art Works grant to support planning for the 2020 Common Field Houston Convening. Overall, the National Endowment for the Arts has approved 1,187 grants totaling $27.3 million in the first round of fiscal year 2020 funding to support arts projects in every state in the nation, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

The Art Works funding category supports projects that focus on public engagement with, and access to, various forms of excellent art across the nation; the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence; learning in the arts at all stages of life; and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life.

“The arts are at the heart of our communities, connecting people through shared experiences and artistic expression,” said Arts Endowment chairman Mary Anne Carter. “The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support projects like The Common Field Convening.”

The Common Field Convening is a national itinerant gathering that brings together 500+ visual arts organizers from across the country to share resources, ideas and methods for artist-led, artist-run, and artist-centered spaces, projects and practices. The goal of the convening is to develop local and national peer connectivity, to build knowledge from the field and create a growing set of resources to share broadly. The project connects and incorporate the urgent interests, themes and issues of the national Common Field network with the issues, contexts, and conditions specific to Houston. To learn about the 2020 Houston Convening, visit Common Field Convening website.

For more information on projects included in the Arts Endowment grant announcement, visit

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