Thursday, Apr. 23, 2020 – Sunday, May. 3, 2020


DiverseWorks is proud to partner with Common Field – the national network of experimental, independent, visual arts organizations and organizers – for its FREE Online Convening from April 23–May 3, 2020. Originally scheduled to take place in Houston in late April, the Convening has been reimagined to take place online in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Common Field Convening is a national, itinerant gathering where 500+ arts organizers share resources, ideas, and methods for artist-led, artist-run and artist-centered spaces, projects, and practices. DiverseWorks has worked closely alongside an extensive network of other Houston-based partners over the past year to shape its goals, program, and commissions.

A full program lineup, complete with registration information for each session, is available at CommonField.orgRegistration for this year’s online Convening is open and free, and Common Field is committed to ensuring that its programs are accessible to and inclusive of all. All times listed are Central Daylight Time (CDT) to honor the original Convening site.

About the 2020 Common Field Convening
Free online Convening programs explore progressive strategies for racial, economic and environmental justice in the arts, as well as stronger and more accessible infrastructures for community building and creative practice. Participants are invited to strategize around the terms of our collective cultural future while building capacity and expanding the parameters of what’s possible.

At this unprecedented moment, there remains an urgent need to stay connected, build knowledge from the field and generate broadly-shared tools accessible to all. In reimagining the Convening online, Common Field reaffirms its commitment to building platforms that engage with shared histories, create new connections, combat the physical isolation of our current reality and strategize evolved forms of collectivity and caretaking.

About Common Field
Common Field is a national network of independent, experimental and contemporary visual arts organizations and organizers. Common Field connects, supports and advocates for the artist-centered field through collective action, shared information, and mutual support. Launched in 2015, its network has grown to 750+ members across the US.

Generous lead support for the 2020 Convening is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Additional significant support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. The project is also funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance and Stardust Arts.



  • Hours and location vary by project, please visit our website for the most up-to-date information -
  • Exhibitions and public programs are free; ticketed performances are pay-what-you-wish.

Directions & Parking

  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • MetroRail: The MetroRail makes a stop a half-block south of the MATCH at the Ensemble/HCC Station. Mid-Main: Close to the MATCH is the Mid-Main Garage (directly to the south at the corner of Holman and Travis). This garage is accessible through Holman or Travis Street and is open 24 hours. Parking can be paid by credit card or cash at the designated pay machines. And lastly, Street Parking: Metered street parking is available in Midtown. Please read all parking signs carefully, as available street parking changes depending on the time of day.

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