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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
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


Announcing the 2024 RISER Edmonton Artists

Mar 21, 2023

At the beginning of 2023, RISER supported over 100 artists and arts workers through 17 public performances with over 800 tickets sold for four incredible new projects.We’re proud to announce that RISER Edmonton is back with five stellar projects.Thank you to a jury of peer artists for their invaluable work… Read More


A Case Study in Pre-Performance Information

Jan 02, 2023

In 2022, Common Ground Arts Society with Catch the Keys Productions engaged Dr. Kelsie Acton and interviewer Simone Medina Polo in a research process for pre-performance information in live performance. Interviews were conducted with audience members for Catch the Keys Productions’ ren & the wake. We extend our appreciation to the Canada… Read More


Announcing the 2023 RISER Edmonton Artists

Oct 17, 2022

Alongside our friends at Why Not Theatre, Common Ground Arts Society is elated to announce the second round of projects to participate in RISER Edmonton.Through RISER Edmonton, four Edmonton-based performing artists and companies will receive support from Common Ground Arts Society and our Senior Partners in the form… Read More

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Jun 18, 2022

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 Strathcona and beyond.We’re proud to… Read More

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Announcing 2022-23 Fresh AiR Artists

May 01, 2022

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 in… Read More

Announcements, Found Festival


Feb 01, 2022

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 the 2022 Festival alongside long-time… Read More


Announcing the 2022 RISER Edmonton Artists

Oct 28, 2021

UPDATE JANUARY 18, 2022:For the safety of our team and the participants in RISER Edmonton, we have postponed the premieres of the RISER 2022 participants. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for an announcement about rescheduled live performances from these incredible artists. A bold new platform for producing theatre is… Read More


CG Presents Major Matt Mason Collective’s NIGHT

Jun 11, 2021

As the dark settles in, there is a crack in the branches. A whistle in the breeze. Howling.The moon is full, and it’s time to break your cage. We at Common Ground are so excited to bring our friends at the Major Matt Mason Collective back to Edmonton for the… Read More