The Field Network

The Field Network is a consortium of sites that provide Fieldwork workshops (our signature method of nondirectorial, artist-to-artist feedback) and other Field programs. Initiated in 1993, the Network has locations in cities across the United States. Each site tailors its activities to the local community with the mission to support artists. Sites are stewarded by trained Fieldwork facilitators who are also practicing artists themselves. 

Want to start a Field Network site? Contact The Field Network Manager, Jen Mitas, at

Quick Links: Session Reporting Form for Active Network Sites | The Field National Touring Exchange & Conference | Learn more about Fieldwork

Current Field Sites:

Atlanta, Georgia founded in 1992 The Field Facebook in Atlanta
Contact: Stefanie Boettl,

Boulder, Colorado founded in 2013
Contact: Chrissy Nelson,

Chicago, Illinois founded in 2018 
Contact: Jane Jerardi, 

Detroit, Michigan founded in 2019 
Contact: Philippa Kaye,

Houston, Texas founded in 1992 Fieldwork in Houston
Contact: Stefanie Boettl, 

Miami, Florida founded in 1992
Contact name: Becky Flowers, 

Milwaukee, WI founded in 2013 The Field Facebook in Milwaukee
Contact: Joelle Worm, 

New York City, New York founded in 1986 The Field Facebook @TheFieldNYC The Field Instagram @TheFieldNYC The Field Twitter @TheFieldNYC
Contact: Shawn René Graham,

Portland, Oregon founded in 2014
Contact: Katherine Longstreth,

Portland (Rose City Park), Oregon founded in 2018
Contact: Jennifer Gwirtz,

Salt Lake City, Nevada founded in 1997
Contact: Amy Caron,

Washington, DC founded in 1994 The Field Facebook in Washington, DC
Contact: Claire Alrich, 

Past Field Network Sites include San Francisco (founded in 2005), Los Angeles (founded in 2015), North Carolina (founded in 2003), Berlin (founded in 2009), and Vienna (founded in 2009).

The Field Network Conference and National Touring Exchange

The biennial Field Network Conference and National Touring Exchange (NTE) programs provide opportunities for our national Field Network Site Leaders to build their capacities by working with other Field Network artists. The Conference gathers facilitators and participants from across the country to further develop the Fieldwork methodology, as well as to discuss other issues impacting artists in their respective communities. The NTE program allows different Field Network Sites (represented by a dance/movement-based artist/Fieldwork Facilitator) to travel to other cities for 2-7 days to learn, share, collaborate, and grow.

Watch our latest video recap of the 2019 Field Network Conference and browse content from previous NTE and Network Conferences below. 

The Field Network Conference (odd-numbered years) National Touring Exchange (even-numbered years)

This project is supported in part by The Field with an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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