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

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

Opportunities, RISER

Call for Actor: The System by Althea Cunningham

Feb 07, 2024

The System (Development Workshop) Playwright/Producer: Althea CunninghamDirector: Josh Languedoc This script workshop of The System by Althea Cunningham is supported by RISER Edmonton as part of the 2024 Development stream. RISER is a project incubator produced by Common Ground Arts Society supporting 3-5 projects annually towards productions or development workshops… Read More