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2020 Call for Found Festival Submissions NOW OPEN!

You read that right, Foundsters! The call for submissions for 2020 Festival projects and our 4th annual FRESH AiR (Artist in Residence) program are NOW OPEN!

2020 Found Festival Call for Submissions
deadline to apply is Friday, January 3, 2020

We’re looking for original creations by artists at any stage of their career, with formal training or none, and of diverse identities, cultural backgrounds, and abilities. 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, we want to hear about it! Found Festival 2020 runs July 2 – 5 in and around Old Strathcona.

2020 Fresh AiR Artist in Residence Call for Submissions
deadline to apply is Friday, January 3, 2020

FRESH AiR is Common Ground Arts Society’s fourth annual Artist in Residence mentorship program dedicated to supporting the creation of new performance art in unconventional spaces. Have a wonderfully weird and totally new idea burning in the back of your brain? We want to hear from you!


Upcoming Fundraiser & Pre Festival Party!

Common Ground Arts Society just couldn’t wait for Found Festival 2018 to arrive, so we’re throwing a party at 7:30pm on June 27th, 2018 at The Almanac! Save the date, come raise a glass to the upcoming festival, and witness brand new collaborations between local artists and professionals from other industries!

Our Artistic Producer Beth Dart will be guest bartending! The Almanac is donating proceeds from the back room bar to Common Ground Arts Society for Found Festival, so every beverage you have gives back to local artists!

Stay tuned to our social media for more details!

Facebook: Common Ground Arts Society
Twitter: @CommonGroundArt
Instagram: @CommonGroundArt


New Found Festival Location!

Found Festival 2018 is hanging it’s hat in a new location!
Can you guess the new location by deciphering this riddle?!Tweet your guess to @CommonGroundArt. If you’re correct, you’ll be entered to win a vintage Found Festival water bottle and two tickets to a show at the 2018 festival! We will announce the new location and winner on May 26, 2018!


Bottle Drive to Support Found Festival 2018!

Tip one over for your Found Festival friends!

Donate your empty bottles and cans to help Found Festival raise a little extra cash. All proceeds go directly toward Found Festival programming.

Contact Common Ground Arts Society at admin@commongroundarts.ca to donate your empties. We’ll schedule a time to come pick them up until June 2, 2018!