Common Field, a national network of experimental, independent, visual arts organizations and organizers, hosts the annual Common Field Convening from April 25 – 28, 2019 in Philadelphia, PA at the Friends Center: The Quaker Hub for Peace & Justice and a constellation of sites across the city.
The Common Field Convening is an itinerant gathering that brings together 500+ local and national arts organizers to explore the state of the field of artists organizations and to share resources, knowledge and methods for artist-led, artist-run, and artist-centered projects, spaces and practices.
Over the past year, Common Field and an expansive network of Philadelphians have worked to connect the local contexts and conditions with the interests of the national Common Field Network. There is an urgency to gather around issues of social justice and equity as well as practical needs and tools for many organizations in our network. It is a critically relevant moment to unite around common and uncommon causes, and the future.