Common Ground

Common Ground is an arts and environmental charity that was founded in May 1983 with an aim to inspire people to emotionally engage with their local environment through the arts. For over three decades, Common Ground has been collaborating with local communities and artists to celebrate the ordinary – and not just the extraordinary – in our localities and, in doing so, encourage conservation at a grassroots level.

The Common Ground archive has rich potential for interdisciplinary research on geography, literature, visual arts, sustainability, sense of place, and the relationship between nature and culture. The archive comprises material relating to all aspects of Common Ground’s activities, and includes correspondence, notes, financial papers, reports, press clippings, research material, photographs, audio recordings, sheet music, publications, and promotional material, as well as information from across the country about projects or events inspired by Common Ground.