Common Field Las Vegas Meet-Up

Oct. 22, 2018

Common Field Las Vegas Meet-Up

Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018

Time: 6:00 - 9:15 pm 

Location: Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. For more information on how to find the Museum, click here. Parking is free on Saturdays. 

RSVP: On Facebook. We invite you to share with others you believe should be included. 

Get on the Las Vegas Map!: Fill out a digital profile. 

You are invited to join together for a conversation, gathering and program for artist-centered spaces, projects and organizers. The Common Field Las Vegas Meet-Up aims to bring the local Las Vegas arts community together to celebrate the work of arts organizers and to introduce Nevada artists to Common Field as a resource and connection to a broader field of artist-centric spaces and projects across the country. We also hope to engage in a community-wide conversation, co-facilitated by Marcus Civin, Chair of the Department of Art, UNLV, and Courtney Fink, co-founder and Executive Director of Common Field. 

We invite you to help shape the conversation by sharing your thoughts online. Please fill out this Google Form. 

The Las Vegas Meet-Up organizers are compiling digital profiles of the Las Vegas Art Community to be shared in a slideshow at the November 10th event. If you are an arts organizer (past or present) and would like to be included in this project mapping the past, present, and future of the Las Vegas Arts Community, please tell us about yourself! 

Deadline to fill out the form is November 5th.

6:00 - 7:00 pm: Reception
7:00 - 8:45 pm: Introduction and Conversation 
8:45 - 9:15 pm: Post Conversation reception 


Common Field connects, supports and advocates for the artist-centered field by providing a network for independent arts organizations and organizers.


Common Field is a national network of independent visual arts organizations and organizers that connects, supports, and advocates for the artist-centered field. Founded in 2013 and launched in 2015, the Common Field network has 700+ members across 43 states. Programs include national convenings, grants, research, resources, forums, meet-ups and advocacy. Our vision is to increase understanding, involvement and knowledge of artists organizations and their value, and increase their capacity through national connectivity, dialog understanding and support.

Common Field’s network includes contemporary, experimental, noncommercial artist-centric organizations and organizers including alternative art spaces, publications, digital exhibition venues, residencies, platforms, collectives, collaboratives, and individual organizers. These projects and spaces provide interdisciplinary and hybrid forms for art production, reception, and exchange. They generate independent, responsive, grassroots, artist-centered cultures. They support artists, connect artists with the public in intimate, experimental, and generative ways, and they are deeply involved in the shape and characters of the contexts where they work. Our members stimulate ideas, imagination, and innovation in their communities.


  • Creating broad public visibility for artist organizations and organizers
  • Articulating the common practices and values of visual arts organizing
  • Sharing histories and stories of the field
  • Facilitating forums for convening, peer-to-peer knowledge, and exchange across geographies and communities
  • Providing platforms for resources, tools, and advocacy
  • Demonstrating responsive, diverse, and accessible approaches to creative production