CGAS RISER Found Festival


JOB BOARD: Found Festival 2023

Credit Mat Simpson Photography. FOUND FESTIVAL IS HIRING! Edmonton’s celebration of art in unexpected places is back July 6-9, 2023. Schedule details coming soon! We’re looking for two talented, enthusiastic, and adaptable arts workers for temporary Festival contracts. Plus, one of our incredibly exciting productions for 2023 is seeking three… Read More

Found Festival 2022 Line Up

Amiskwaciwâskahikan / EdmontonJune 18, 2022 – Common Grounds Arts Society is excited to announce the lineup for Found Festival 2022. This four-day long event will celebrate the work of local and national artists through live, in-person, and digital performances that respond to place and space in the heart of Old… Read More

Join the 2022 Found Festival team!

Photo by Mat Simpson Common Ground Arts Society is seeking three arts workers to join the 2022 Festival team. The following three positions are graciously funded by the Edmonton Community Foundation’s Rapid Response Fund. About the Assistant Positions Each position will be paid a fee of $1,200.00 based on… Read More

Announcing 2022-23 Fresh AiR Artists Nicole & Steven Sobolewski!

Common Ground is excited to announce sibling duo Steven Sobolewski and Nicole Sobolewski as the 2022-2023 Fresh AiR artists! We’re launching an expansion of the Fresh AiR program: Starting with Nicole & Steven, our Fresh AiR program will extend over two Festivals. The artists will be encouraged to experiment and workshop… Read More

Call for LGBTQ2S+ Illustrators: BASK at Found Festival 2022

Found Festival 2021. Photo by Mat Simpson. CALL FOR COLLABORATORS: BASK BY MACKENZIE BEDFORD Deadline: May 24, 2022Rate: $250-$375 (scope of work dependent on number of illustrators selected)Timeline of Work: May 28-June 10, 2022 with some feedback requested June 11-24 on final assembly. Found Festival and Mackenzie Bedford… Read More

CGAS Announces Incoming Found Festival Director Whittyn Jason

Photo by Liam Mackenzie. The staff and board of Common Ground Arts Society couldn’t be more excited to share the appointment of the incredible Whittyn Jason (they/them) as the next Festival Director of Edmonton’s celebration of art in unexpected places. Whittyn will begin their role this month as co-curator of… Read More

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… Read More


It’s with huge joy, caution, and a lot of elbow grease that Found Festival is proud to announce its return to live performance July 8–11. We’re able to get back to things we’ve had to put on pause, including sharing space and seeing live performances.  Common Ground Arts Society takes… Read More

2020 Found Festival: Reimagined

Normally this time of year, we’d be inviting you to slather in the sunscreen, spritz on a fine layer of bug spray, stuff your poncho in your backpack, fill your pockets full of adventure, and/or sip on a cold one while soaking up some sweet indie jams as… Read More

The Future of Found: How we Fest in the age of Pandemic

let’s shake it up, shall we?   Here’s the thing. Found Festival thrives on change, risk, invention, innovation, and delving into the unknown. The Festival was born of these very principles, and we carry that torch with a fierce passion. The pandemic is having very real… Read More

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.