The Commonground is a series of monthly events for artists across disciplines to meet their creative soulmates. It operates on the belief that fostering great creative partnerships leads to the creation of great art, and that great art is a service to all. We seek to eliminate barriers-to-entry and increase the breadth of exposure artists have to like-minded collaborators.
Organized and led entirely by volunteers, The Commonground is free of charge for all attendees. The evening begins with a brief group discussion, led by an entertainment industry professional. This discussion will focus on “knowing the table you sit at, and the table you want to sit at" -- that is, sharpening your sense of self, your pitch, and what to look for in creative partners. The artists are then split into 3 groups to participate in the centerpiece of the evening: a series of rapid-fire one-on-one networking meetings (à la speed dating).
Throughout Commonground meetings, there will be refreshments, sign-ups for ongoing creative groups and projects, creative brainstorming tools to play and plan with, and industry professionals to answer questions and provide guidance.
We hope to hear "We got our start at The Commonground" for years to come!