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Santa Fe Art Institute promotes art as a positive social force through residencies, lectures, studio workshops, exhibitions, community art actions, and educational outreach for adults and young people. SFAI is an environment where creativity, innovation, and challenging ideas thrive.





We are  pleased to present the inaugural SFAI Design Workshop 2014 for local high school aged youth. At its core, this six-week design/build summer intensive will explore the question of how we can work collaboratively to change the world. Participants will become acquainted with a local organization that has a clearly identified need, and will experience how their own creativity and critical thinking can play a vital role in providing tangible solutions. SFAI Design Workshop 2014 will expose participants to the design studio, and to fundamental concepts of design thinking such as empathy, discovery, interpretation, and experimentation. SFAI Design Workshop 2014 will run from June 9 through July 17, 2014, Mondays through Thursdays, from 9 am to 4 pm. We encourage local youth currently in 9th, 10th, and  11th grade to apply. No prior design or construction experience is required. We are looking for passion, guts, creative energy, and commitment. Cost for the entire program is $1545. Financial aid will be awarded based on need, and applicants must be able to attend the workshop in its entirety. Apply for SFAI Design Workshop 2014. Questions? Check out our FAQs.

smudge studio Look Only at the Movement Exhibit

smudge studio’s (Jamie Kruse and Elizabeth Ellsworth) exhibit Look Only at the Movement will be running from May 1st to June 12th, 2014 here at SFAI. smudge studio will also be on site at SFAI to give a lecture on their exhibit on May 12th at 6PM. Be sure not to miss out on this!

Look Only at the Movement, includes a three-hour, two-channel video, as well as photographs, graphic design, map, and written audience responses. It juxtaposes two entangled worlds as they unfold across and reshape one another: the streaming American Highway system and travelers’ encounters with nuclear waste transport, disposal cells, and sites of remediation. Looking only at the movement of nuclear waste, we have tried to avoid the polarized discourses that often “cloak” nuclear materials. We hope to encourage new angles of civic exchange. We invite audiences to engage with contemporary material realities that are simultaneously of us, and far beyond us. Mark your calendar and join us for this intriguing discussion. We look forward to having visitors to our site and the event.