The Common Field Convening is an annual itinerant gathering that brings together 500+ visual arts organizers from across the U.S. to share knowledge, resources, ideas, and methods for artist-led, artist-run, and 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.
For the first time, Common Field’s Convening will gather around a theme, Sustaining Futures. Oriented towards the work ahead, Sustaining Futures seeks to embrace a plurality of strategies, ideas, and expressions of how to sustain values in practice while remaining responsive to local, national, and global shifts beyond the horizon of tomorrow.
Emerging in response to a need for reflection, solidarity, and sharing, this year’s Convening theme provides a framework for addressing where we’ve been and how we commit to our values today and in the future. In a time when communities are faced with ongoing inequity, injustice, and violence, Common Field offers this year’s Convening as a place to build resilience and dream together.
Sustainability requires a sense of collective purpose and responsibility. The emerging forms of our field depend on how we bring our minds and hearts together now. This year’s Convening hopes to encourage connection and dialog around building a shared sense of purpose.
Key Open Call Dates:
- Deadline to Submit Proposals: June 11, 2021 – 11:59pm PDT.
- Proposal Status Notification: July 30, 2021.
- Convening Dates: November 4-6 and 12-13, 2021.
Learn more and submit a proposal here.