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

RISER

RISER Recap: Hayley Moorhouse

Apr 12, 2024

As our RISER 2024 artists come to the end of their program, we’re checking in to hear about their time in RISER and their brilliant new works. Hayley Moorhouse is a local playwright, performer, and producer. Recently seen on Shadow Theatre’s stage for the critically-acclaimed Robot Girls, Hayley’s playwriting work… Read More

RISER

RISER Recap: Saint Jackson

Apr 03, 2024

As our RISER 2024 artists come to the end of their program, we’re checking in to hear about their time in RISER and their brilliant new works. Saint Jackson is an Edmonton-based poet, playwright, performer, and maker. Saint is also fondly known as Mx. Jackson as an up-and-coming drag and… Read More

Found Festival

Job Posting: Found Festival 2024 Front-of-House

May 20, 2024

DEADLINE: May 27, 2024 In case you missed it, we just announced our 2024 Found Festival, packed full of theatre and performance all over the city! We’re ramping up towards one of Common Ground’s biggest festivals ever with a dedicated team of enthusiastic and creative arts workers who love… Read More