Common Ground


To operate an organization that encourages and facilitates the development, promotion, and presentation of work by emerging artists.


To empower, connect and showcase emerging artists.


Our bylaws can be found here.

Proposed Bylaw Revisions

Proposed Object of Society Revision


CREATIVITY: To promote originality in the content and presentation of work

COMMUNITY: To connect artists to each other and expand public participation

SUSTAINABILITY: To develop a strong business model and organizational structure to ensure the longevity of the organization

ACCESSIBILITY: To offer opportunity to artists of different disciplines and experience and showcase them at events for patrons of various ages, cultures and physical ability

GROWTH: To increase our membership, audiences, and the quality of our events

Management Team

Beth Dart – Festival Director – festival.director@commongroundarts.caEATF 2015 - Beth Dart Headshot

Beth is the co-artistic producer of Catch the Keys Productions and holds her BFA in Technical Theatre with a Specialization in Stage Management from the University of Alberta. Beth is a freelance production manager, producer, talent booker, lighting designer, stage manager and director. She has managed large-scale corporate events on behalf of Grey Cup Canada, the Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton, and Pecha Kucha Edmonton, and has served as the curator of the Nextfest Emerging Arts Festival NiteClubs. Edmontonians Magazine named Beth one of the Sizzling 20 Under 30 in 2014.

Tynan Boyd – Webmaster and Digital Designer –

Tynan is a graphic designer, web-designer, and jack of many trades who loves making things on his computer. As Common Ground’s Webmaster, he’s thrilled to be able to combine this interest with his passion for Edmonton’s art scene. Tynan has a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Alberta and a Digital Media diploma from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. He is a freelance designer and in addition to working with Common Ground he has provided graphics for Remedy Café, Grindstone Theatre, Pyretic Productions, Thou Art Here Theatre and The Local Apothecary. Tynan is also an avid reader, and accomplished musician.