Field Grants: How to Apply

Field Grants provide $500-1000 to support projects that generate exchange, connection, and thinking on arts organizing projects and practices. The intention of Field Grants is to enable organizations doing reflective work to share this work with Common Field’s national network, and to facilitate broader learning and insight from local and issue-based organizing projects happening across the US with the expanded Field.

Grantees contribute documentation of their activities for the Common Field website (written descriptions, photos, audio, videos are encouraged!). Projects must be led by a Common Field membership organization and include other member collaborators. All member organizations are welcome and encouraged to apply. Applicants will be notified approximately six weeks from the date of their submission. Projects start date should not begin until after notification of grant award.

Next Deadline: Check back soon for 2018 Deadlines and newly update guidelines.


These guidelines are for reference only. Please check back in late February 2018 for a new application and guildeines. For reference here is the information we requested through our application process in 2017. Applications are only accepted using our online application process.

1) Project Name

2) Lead Organization Member Name (Note: Lead applicants must be organizational members. Applications must reflect a partnership between at least two Common Field members.)

3) Lead Organization Contact (first and last name)

4) Lead Contact email and phone #

5) Lead Organization Common Field Profile Link

6) A short description of your project vision, intention, and action. Please also explain how you will share your project with Common Field members (written description, photos, video, audio, etc.).

7) A brief timeframe for the project

8) A short budget indicating expenses and income and any details of how funds would be used.

Field grant recipients are asked to prepare a short post for the Common Field website that shares their project findings with the field (including at least one image) and offers reflections ideas, and tools for Common Field within three months of completing their project.

Requests are reviewed by a 4-person team of Common Field Council and Members.


See the past Field Grantees here.