CGAS RISER Found Festival


As a primarily volunteer run grassroots charitable organization, we thrive on the support of our community. That’s where GROUNDWORK, our monthly donor program, comes in!

Common Ground works year-round to develop, present, and elevate opportunities for bold new voices in the arts. As a growing organization with big challenges and even bigger ambitions, we need your help to make it all possible. Become a monthly Common Ground donor through Groundwork, and you’ll get access to CGAS’ behind-the-scenes donor newsletter including:

  • Perks from our partners,
  • First access to RISER and Found Festival tickets,
  • Invitations to CGAS special events,
  • Monthly features to help you get to know the creators working on RISER, Found Festival, and other Common Ground projects,
  • A charitable tax receipt via CanadaHelps,
  • and much more!

Plus: You’ll be making a huge impact in the work of brilliant local artists, and Common Ground’s mission to build new platforms for them around our city.

Charitable registration number: 703399519 RR 0001

A monthly donation of any amount gets you access to Groundwork.

Donate $10/month or more, and you’ll also receive a free festival t-shirt every year at Found!

Donate $20/month or more, and you’ll get the Found t-shirt PLUS acknowledgment in select CGAS-created promotional materials as a core supporter of our work.

June 8, 2022 is the deadline to join Groundwork and get your perks for Found Festival 2022!


We take art out of the galleries, concert halls, and theatres and directly into the community. This is art with impact. Common Ground Arts Society and Found Festival wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of community partners and sponsors. Interested in getting involved? Please contact Mac Brock, CGAS’s Managing Producer to learn more. 

Mac Brock