WHAT WE DO
COMMON is a theatre collective who create, commission, develop and produce breath-taking new work across multiple forms with artists from working-class and poorer socio-economic backgrounds.
We were founded with the aim of creating greater access and opportunity for artists from these backgrounds, due to the clear issues with progression that prevent them from building sustainable careers in the arts.
We partner with leading arts organisations and universities to undertake research into what it means to be working-class in the 21st century, the wider socio-economic landscape of the performing arts, and the barriers working-class artists face in our theatre ecology.
We work with these organisations to create innovative ways of combatting the barriers we discover and implement responsive support, opportunities and schemes through our DUTY OF CARE programme.