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Common Field Field Grants provide small grants of $500-1000 to support projects that generate exchange, connection, and thinking on arts organizing projects and practices. The purpose of Field Grants is to enable organizations doing reflective work to share this work with Common Field’s national network, and to facilitate broader learning and insight from local and issue-based organizing projects happening across the US with the expanded Field. Grantees contribute documentation of their activities for the Common Field website (written descriptions, photos, audio, videos are encouraged!). Projects must be led by a Common Field membership organization and include other member collaborators. All member organizations are welcome and encouraged to apply. Funds are awarded as long as they are available.
April 15 | July 15 | November 15
Applicants will be notified approximately six weeks from the date of their submission. Projects start date should not begin until after notification of grant award.
Please apply using our online application form. For reference here is the information we request through our application. Applications will only be accepted if they are submitted using our online form.
1) Project Name
2) Lead Organization Member Name (Note: Lead applicants must be organizational members. Applications must reflect a partnership between at least two Common Field members.)
3) Lead Organization Contact (first and last name)
4) Lead Contact email and phone #
5) Lead Organization Common Field Profile Link
6) A short description of your project vision, intention, and action. Please also explain how you will share your project with Common Field members (written description, photos, video, audio, etc.).
7) A brief timeframe for the project
8) A short budget indicating expenses and income and any details of how funds would be used.
REFLECTION + REPORTING
Field grant recipients are asked to prepare a short post for the Common Field website that shares their project findings with the field (including at least one image) and offers reflections ideas, and tools for Common Field within three months of completing their project.
Requests are reviewed by a 3-person team of Common Field Council and Members.
PAST FIELD GRANT AWARDEES
To learn more about funded projects you can find information on the Common Field 2016 + 2017 Field Grant webpage.
ACRE (Chicago, IL), DIRT (DC, Maryland, Virginia (DMV) Area), and Residency Unlimited (Brooklyn, NY).
Trans.lation Vickery Meadow (Dallas, TX) + Women’s Center for Creative Work (Los Angeles, CA)
The 2nd Floor Rear (Chicago, IL)
Aggregate Space Gallery + Great Wall of Oakland (Oakland, CA)
Chicken Tractor (Iowa City, IA) + Darger HQ (Omaha, NE) + Plum Blossom Initiative (Milwaukee, WI)
Maiden LA (Los Angeles, CA)
Artists of Color Bloc + A Common Project (New York, NY)
Transformer + Elsewhere (Washington DC)