Common Field Open Call for Proposals / October 28, 2019

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The Common Field Convening brings together over 500 visual arts organizers for a four-day gathering to share resources, ideas, and methods for artist-centered spaces, projects and practices. The Convening is a place for practical and social exchanges exploring the current state of the artist-centered field. Common Field seeks proposals for workshops, conversations, panels, and other forms that facilitate value-driven discussions as well as tool and skill sharing.

The goal of the Convening is to develop local and national peer connectivity, build knowledge from the field, and create a growing set of resources to share broadly. The Convening connects and incorporates the interests, themes, and issues of the national Common Field Network with the issues, contexts, and conditions specific to the host location.

The Common Field Convening (originally titled Hand-in-Glove) was founded in Chicago in 2011, and has since been hosted in New Orleans (2013), Minneapolis (2015), Miami (2016), Los Angeles (2017), Philadelphia (2019) and will take place in Houston in 2020 with the help of many invaluable local partners in each location.

This Open Call for Proposals is free and open to all members of the Common Field Network. Common Field is a national network of independent visual arts organizations and organizers that connects, supports, and advocates for the artist-centered field. Common Field’s network includes contemporary, experimental, noncommercial artist-centric organizations and organizers including alternative art spaces, publications, digital exhibition venues, residencies, platforms, collectives, collaboratives, and individual organizers. The network provides an online, year-round platform for organizations and organizers to connect with one another and share resources, insights, and opportunities. Members stimulate ideas, imagination, and innovation in their communities.

All current members (organizations and organizers) are eligible to apply. To learn more about how to join, visit Scholarships are simple to request and available to offset the cost of membership. Be sure to request a scholarship at least 10 days before the deadline so we can accommodate your request.

Click here for more information and to submit a proposal.