The Common Field Convening is an itinerant annual gathering created by and for the field of visual artists' organizations. These organizations support artists and foster experimental projects that are responsive to and embedded in the places and communities in which they live and work.
This years convening in Miami FL investigates the contexts and conditions of experimental arts organizing in a time of accelerated capitalism. The convening is organized in collaborating partnership by Miami's BFI (Bas Fisher Invitational), Cannonball, Dimensions Variable, and Locust Projects, an alliance of local Miami organizers and a national Common Field team.
The 2016 program includes panels, breakouts, data blitzes, workshops, events, tours, and celebrations throughout the city. This year's program includes a variety of formats for intimate conversation, peer-to-peer exchange and cross-pollination around both practical and value driven issues. It also provides forums for Common Field members to connect and strategize trajectories for the year ahead.
Tickets for the event are $150 / $125 for Common Field members. The tickets include access to the Thursday opening, two full days of panels and sessions, Sunday tours, light breakfasts and lunches on Friday and Saturday, and a dazzling array of social events. Tickets also include opportunities to present and share project and organizational information with other attendess.
TO SEE THE FULL 2016 CONVENING PROGRAM, visit HTTP://CONVENING.COMMONFIELD.ORG
Common Field members receive priority access to ticket sales ,and discounts for tickets apply to all Common Field member organizations. All past convenings have been sold out in advance. Scholarships for local and national attendees are available, with applications for scholarships due September 1st.
Common Field members receive discounted tickets to the convening. All staff and affiliates of member organizations receive the discounted ticket price. Common Field members enjoy much more than discounted tickets. The growing network connects organizations throughout the year through news + information, listings, online forums, resources, and advocacy. Visit http://commonfield.org to purchase your membership, or add one to your cart when checking out in Eventbrite.
The Miami 2016 Convening is supported by national Common Field funders The Andy Warhol Foundation, The Hemera Foundation, as well as an alliance of local Miami-based funders.