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… 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.