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.
Based out of Texas State University, Borderland Collective 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 the lead collaborators on various recent and upcoming projects - you can find all of the past student and community participants on specific project pages in the archive.
Jason Reed, Ryan Sprott, Mark Menjivar, Molly Sherman, Dr. Kate Spradley,
Dr. Joe Adserias Garriga, Erina Duganne, Daniela Hernandez