school of new art geographies


a Low-Residency Art Field Studies program exploring the collision of citizen science, participatory pedagogy, and art exhibition & critique.


upcoming session:
2022 - sky islands (Tucson, AZ)

(applications closed)

info@s-n-a-g.net 






2022

sky islands


Tucson, AZ












course information

  1. application
  2. syllabus
  3. schedule
  4. reading list
  5. screening list
  6. field trips
  7. participants
  8. exhibition
  9. catalog
  10. etc.


course information is fluid and will be updated often

1.
application


Deadline for applications is Jan 28, 2022 (postmarked/emailed)


Applications are now closed.
Applicants should expect to hear back in early February. 


Contact info@s-n-a-g.net with any questions.





information pamphlet








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FAQ:



I’ve never heard of the School of New Art Geographies, how come?

SNAG is new. 2022 will be the first non-academic school year.

Who should apply to SNAG?

SNAG hopes to assemble a cohort of self-motivated thinkers, makers, and researchers. The division between educator and student will be flimsy at best, so ideal candidates are open to sharing their skills and knowledge with the rest of the cohort. All students will be strongly encouraged to keep up with readings, screenings, and field studies — but the “low residency” aspect acknowledges that students have busy lives and practices outside of SNAG.

How often do I need to show up to class?

There are no classes. SNAG will meet bi-weekly (every 14 days) at locations in and around Tucson, AZ to discuss assignments and conduct field workshops. SNAG will meet outdoors most often, and will adhere to public saftey protocols regarding COVID-19. More information will be provided on the syllabus once it is established.

Am I an artist? This is an art school, right?

SNAG was concieved for those with an existing art practice, but that definition is very open. Poets, researchers, scientists, filmmakers, visual artists, performers, musicians, culinary artists, architects, etc. are encouraged to apply. The general idea of SNAG is to explore geographic situations through the expansive potential of art. Many of the structural aspects of SNAG will be informed by art school approaches, such as the studio visit, readings with critical discussions, and workshoping ideas and techniques collectively.

Is this really a school? It sounds kind of like a reading group that goes on field trips and then just uses that experience to critically challenge one another to expand one’s art practice...

That sounds like a school, no?

I’d like to participate but I don’t live in Tucson, Arizona. Can I still be involved?

SNAG meets in person in Tucson, AZ. Our syllabus will be publicly accessible on this website. If you would like to participate further, please let us know and we can try to find a way to work together remotely. 

Is there a digital application?

We would like for everyone to support the Postal Service by licking a stamp and dropping a physical application in the mail. We will send you an application if needed, just let us know. You can apply via e-mail as an alternative, please see above.

Where do I send my SAT scores and transcripts?

Please don’t.










SNAG - School of New Art Geographies


2022

sky islands


course information

  1. application
  2. syllabus
  3. schedule
  4. reading list
  5. screening list
  6. field trips
  7. participants
  8. exhibition
  9. catalog
  10. etc.



 


info@s-n-a-g.net
© 2021



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