What is Common Ground?

At Common Ground Arts Society, we champion inclusivity and dismantle barriers to Edmonton’s arts work through inventive development, mentorships, and presentation opportunities that incite positive change.

We envision a flourishing arts ecosystem where historical barriers and exclusions are replaced with a diverse artistic landscape, fostering a community that thrives on creative risk and ambitious storytelling.

Common Ground News


Announcing the 2024 RISER Edmonton Artists

Mar 21, 2023

At the beginning of 2023, RISER supported over 100 artists and arts workers through 17 public performances with over 800 tickets sold for four incredible new projects.We’re proud to announce that RISER Edmonton is back with five stellar projects.Thank you to a jury of peer artists for their invaluable work… Read More

Found Festival, Opportunities

Artist Call Open: Found Festival 2024

Nov 16, 2023

What is Found Festival, anyway? We take art out of conventional venues directly into the community. Found Festival celebrates art of all kinds: theatre, dance, film, poetry, music, sound art, installation art, endurance art…if it’s art created for unconventional spaces that challenges the artist/audience relationship, there’s a home for it in Found Festival. Found Festival is for… Read More

Announcements, Opportunities

Call for Creators: Story City x Common Ground Arts

Dec 04, 2023

Buckle up for some grand digital adventures! In collaboration with Story City, the City of Edmonton Downtown Vibrancy Fund, and the City of Calgary Downtown Strategy, we’re producing 12 brand new storytelling experiences that invite you to explore your city. IN EDMONTON: We are commissioning 7 local writers, 4-7 visual… Read More