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WHAT NOW? Towards Artist-Led Movements

September 30, 2022 @ 14:30 - October 2, 2022 @ 19:00 CDT

WHAT NOW? Towards Artist-Led Movements
September 30 – October 2, 2022 at Washington Hall in Seattle, WA & Online

WHAT NOW? Towards Artist-Led Movements

September 30 – October 2, 2022 at Washington Hall in Seattle, WA & Online

WHAT NOW?, a gathering designed by a Seattle team of artists and organizers in partnership with Common Field, is organized to strengthen creative ecosystems by building collective power and mutual awareness towards activating shared visions and strategies to transform structural inequities. Programming will be holistic and interactive to maximize the engagement and utility of resources. Sessions will include peer-to-peer workshops, collaborative arts network mapping, facilitated conversations, and other embodied practices. A combination of virtual and in-person programs will bring local and national voices together across regions to share the work that’s working, and dream the models for our futures.

100% of this year’s ticket revenue will be donated to continue supporting local work in Seattle.

WHAT NOW? Ticketing Information

This hybrid gathering has been designed with an in-person focus on regional connections, with virtual opportunities for national exchange. Accessibility of travel and the on-going COVID-19 pandemic were central considerations in this planning, and, as such, in-person programs are designed to engage local and regional arts organizers who live within driving distance of Seattle’s Central District (roughly mid-Oregon to Vancouver, BC from south to north, and the Olympic Peninsula to Idaho from east to west). Online programs, in turn, are meant to bring local and national voices together in conversation for a broader online audience. The virtual program on Zoom will include both participatory meetings and conversations, as well as live streamed programs broadcast directly from Washington Hall. Some of these participatory sessions will also be screened in real time on-site in Seattle.

Common Field is once again offering a self-selecting sliding scale ticket model for WHAT NOW?, with options to purchase tickets for onsite or online participation. All ticket levels provide attendees with full and equivalent access to WHAT NOW? programs, either onsite or online.

Sliding scale ticket prices range from $0-$30, with 100% of revenue from ticket sales directly supporting Seattle-based organizers and efforts. You are welcome to add-on additional support to these efforts when you register as well.

We have a select number of tickets available at each level and ask attendees to determine on their own how much they can spend. We invite attendees to join us for as many sessions and days of programming as they can throughout the weekend.

Evening events will take place at Wa Na Wari on Friday, Sep 30, and at Northwest Film Forum on Saturday, Oct 1. Admission to these events is free with an in-person ticket, but you must RSVP separately to these offsite events within the Eventbrite registration form in order to attend.

If you are unable to register at the level you prefer for any reason, please email us directly at [email protected] so we can assist you with registration.


Refund requests will be honored at any point through Sunday, Oct 2, 2022 by 6pm PDT. Refunds will be processed within 14 business days. If you submit an email request for a refund after Thursday, Sep 29 for any reason, we may not be able to respond or refund you until Monday, Oct 10 or after, following the event and post-event rest time for staff. Thank you.

Refunds will be administered through the Eventbrite platform: simply log in, go to “Tickets” in your account, select the WHAT NOW? ticket, and then click “Request a refund.” For more information, visit Eventbrite’s Help Center.

Event Accessibility & Language

Common Field strives to facilitate open and accessible spaces. You can read our Access and Community Care Statements here to learn more.

The WHAT NOW? program will take place both in person at Washington Hall in Seattle, an ADA compliant venue, as well as online on Zoom and streaming. To ensure access for attendees online, Common Field will offer closed captioning (CART) and American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation for all program sessions unless otherwise noted. If you plan on utilizing either of these services, please email [email protected] to let us know.

You can find more information about event accessibility, venue health and safety guidelines, and Common Field’s Community Care Agreements on our website.

If you require additional assistance to participate in WHAT NOW?—virtually or in person—please share your requests with us at [email protected] and we will be in touch with you to discuss the best options to support you. While we will do our best to provide additional accommodations, the earlier your request is submitted, the more likely it is that we will be able to offer assistance.

WHAT NOW? will be presented in English. Translation services for sessions can be arranged by request on a limited basis. Please submit any translation requests to [email protected].

Health and Safety

All guests are strongly encouraged to wear masks at all times while inside Washington Hall. We also strongly recommend that guests be COVID vaccinated or test negative before entering the space.

We will keep registered attendees updated on these protocols in case of any changes or shifts closer to the event date. Common Field encourages all in-person attendees to be vaccinated. If at any time, up to 24 hours before the event or during the event, you begin to feel ill or exhibit COVID or Monkeypox related symptoms, we ask that you stay home and participate online for the remainder of the event. We thank you for your care and consideration.

You can find up-to-date health and safety protocols for all event venues on our website.


September 30, 2022 @ 14:30 CDT
October 2, 2022 @ 19:00 CDT


Washington Hall
153 14th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
Seattle, WA 98122 US
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