Common Field 2020 Convening Reimagined

from Houston to Online

April 23 - May 3, 2020

Join Common Field – the national network of experimental, independent, visual arts organizations and organizers – from April 23 - May 3, 2020 for the reimagined online Convening. Registration is OPEN and FREE, and the full program lineup is now available at

Originally scheduled to take place in Houston, TX, Common Field adapted the Convening to take place online in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. At this unprecedented moment, there remains an urgent need to stay connected, build knowledge from the field and create a growing set of broadly-shared resources accessible to all. Join us as we collectively strategize around issues of justice, access and survival in the arts – all while building capacity and expanding the parameters of what’s possible.

The Common Field Convening is a critical platform for artists organizations and organizers from across the US to share resources, ideas and methods for artist-led, artist-run, and artist-centered spaces, projects and practices. Convening programs interrogate the current state of cultural work while facilitating the exchange of resources, knowledge and methodologies.

For the past year, the Common Field team is proud to have collaborated with an expansive network of Houston-based organizers to connect local contexts and conditions with the interests of the greater Network. We are profoundly grateful to our Houston Partners, the extended Houston community, and hundreds of participating arts organizers nationwide for their incredible, ongoing dedication to the program in its reimagined form.