CGAS RISER Found Festival

COVID Safety at Found 2021

Chamber Obscura (Found 2019) Photo by Mat Simpson

Common Ground Arts Society takes the comfort and safety of our community seriously — always, but especially now. Although restrictions are lifting, we are committed to creating an environment that hopefully welcomes back even our most vulnerable community members. This means we’re holding on to some protocols for now. We’ve got some recommendations and we’ve got some rules. This is to best protect our community — that means you!

Most importantly: 
Stay home if you’re sick — no sniffles on site, pals!
Wear a mask when close to folks from outside your household. 
Wash/Sanitize your hands. Often. 
Distance! Keep that distance.
We’ll be collecting contact info should we need to support tracing.

Each project at Found Festival takes place in totally different, unexpected places. Before you head to your show, take another look at each project’s page or your preshow email for details about what we’re asking for you to keep that venue and team safe.

Masks at Found 2021
Our team will be wearing masks at all events, indoors and outdoors, and we would love for you to join us! Indoors, masks are mandatory for audience unless you have a medical exemption. No exceptions!


All of the above is super important. The bottom line through all of it is that we ask for kindness, patience, and a healthy heaping of cooperation. We missed you last year, and we can’t wait to see you again, but these steps are going to help make sure we’re Founding together long, long, long into the future.

From all of us on Team Found, stay safe, stay healthy, stay hydrated, and see you soon!

We find ourselves in Amiskwaciwâskahikan (ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ) on Treaty 6 territory, traditional lands of the Cree, Nakota, Blackfoot, Dene, Saulteaux, Metis, and other indigenous peoples who have made this place home long before we settled here. For thousands of years, people have gathered here to share in story, community, and creative exchange.

We find ourselves thankful: thankful to play a small part in that long-standing tradition, a tradition carried on the shoulders of so many creators, builders, dreamers, agitators, and makers who came before us, and who will come long after us.

We find ourselves inspired: inspired by an evolving community of artists who passionately spark the magic that manifests when we surrender ourselves to the long summer days of this northern place.

We find ourselves grateful: grateful to everyone who rallies around this tiny but mighty Festival — the artists, the volunteers, the staff, the audience, the board, the mentors, the partners and sponsors, the funders, the believers. Found Festival exists because of you.