2015 Common Field Convening at Soap Factory in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo Courtesy: Sean Smuda)

350+ arts organizers will come together in Miami, Florida October 20–23 for the 2016 Common Field Convening. This year’s annual gathering of alternative organizations, spaces, and projects will focus on arts organizing in a time of accelerated capitalism. Hosted by BFI (Bas Fisher Invitational), Cannonball, Dimensions Variable, and Locust Projects, #CommonFieldMIA will include panels, breakouts, skillshares, art parties, and more.

Here’s why you should get your tickets today:

7. Miami is a thriving gateway between the cultures of the United States, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Europe. Beneath the city’s glossy commercial fairs and galleries, Miami is home to a thriving ecosystem of artists’ organizations.

6. Convening panels and breakouts will address themes of gentrification, organizational transitions, collective action, race and gender equity, and critical production. Practical workshops include legal advice, equity training, and more.

5. The Convening will take place at Little Haiti Cultural Center, a venue that celebrates the rich history of Afro-Caribbean culture and is a burgeoning center for small independent businesses of all kinds.

4. The four-day convening only costs $150, or $125 for Common Field members. Tickets includes breakfast and lunch on Friday and Saturday. Opening ceremony will feature performance by Dream Defenders, and keynote by Edouard Duval-Carrié.

3. Connect with 60+ members of Miami Arts Alliance through self-guided tours of independent art spaces and projects.

2. Fritas. Gator bites. Pastelitos. Cortados. Bug spray. Dancing.

1. Be a part of building a national vision for artists’ organizations.

Visit for the full schedule and tickets. See you in October!

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