CGAS RISER Found Festival


At Common Ground Arts Society (CGAS), We radically invite artists of all disciplines at all stages of their career to wildly experiment with process and craft. We believe in people and process over product: come as you are; create from where you’re at; learn, fail, try again, fail better; tend to your whole self; share art, share kindness, share in community. Mentorship and learning is at the core of everything we do: we’re still learning, we’ll never stop learning, and we want to share in those lessons with you.


Re:Construct as part of RISER Edmonton 2022 (June 7-12, 2022)

Found Festival 2022 (July 7-10, 2022)


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January 20, 2022

CGAS Announces Incoming Found Festival Director Whittyn Jason

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… Read More
January 20, 2022

RISER 2023 Applications are live!

CGAS, in partnership with Why Not Theatre, are proud to announce that applications are open until February 4, 2022 for the 2023 edition of RISER Edmonton. Click here for further application details, and an update on the status of RISER Edmonton 2022. Read More