In the process of sunsetting (closing the organization), Common Field developed this final project with production partner Jack Straw Cultural Center. Common Work: Learnings for the Future from Common Field is a podcast and writing series exploring the history of our field, Common Field’s organizational journey, and the work that is shaping the future today.
This four-part series pairs podcast episodes with commissioned essays around four themes: Foundations, Common Field in Practice, Community Building is Culture, and Sustainability for the Future. Contributors include artists and leaders across the sector, as well as former and current Common Field staff and board members. Alongside this thematic series, the project will also offer an organizational timeline and a selection of resources related to Common Field’s life and work.
With Chris Tyler, Kristel Baldoz, Kevin Ritter, Mars Avila, Hannah Grossman and Amanda Choo Quan
This conversation invites current and former staff to be in conversation with one another around shared experiences and takeaways from their time at Common Field, exploring the ways the work unfolded through the lens of those who carried our programs and operations forward.
With Ayesha Williams, Diya Vij and Larry Ossei-Mensah
In this final episode, Network members discuss how they are thinking about, participating in, or developing new structures for sustainable creative work moving toward more sustainable futures for our field of practice.
Common Work: Learnings for the Future was produced with oversight by Chris Tyler, graphic design by Alexa Smithwrick, copyediting by Nicolay Duque-Robayo, and administrative support from Raquel Du Toit. Daniel Guenther and Jennie Cecil Moore at Jack Straw Cultural Center recorded, edited, and produced this podcast series with music by Josh Nucci. Common Work: Learnings for the Future from Common Field was developed and curated by Sheetal Prajapati in collaboration with the Common Field team.
Common Field would like to thank the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts for their support of this work.
Mary V. Bordeaux
Amanda Choo Quan
Allison Freedman Weisberg