Borderland Collective is a long-term art and education project that utilizes collaborations between artists, educators, youth, and community members to engage complex issues and build space for diverse perspectives, meaningful dialogue, and modes of creation and reflection.
Started in 2007 in the small oil town of Big Lake, Texas by public school teacher Ryan Sprott and artist Jason Reed, the project has worked in various and fluid ways with a few hundred participants to date, each of whom has been an integral part of our work. The collective in Borderland Collective therefore references a mindset rather than a set group of members, allowing for ever-evolving modes of practice and perspective.
Below are some of the lead collaborators on our major projects - you can find all of the students and community participants on specific project pages in the archive.
Jason Reed (Director), Ryan Sprott (Co-Founder), Mark Menjivar, Erina Duganne, Adriana Corral, Kerry Haupert, Kathy Bieser, Taylor Bates, Daniela Hernandez, Monika Wuhrer, Michelle Hays, Joey Fauerso, Jenny Browne, Jacqueline McGilvray, Diane Elizondo, and Theresa Chambers