2021 Admissions

Supernova pictograph, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico.
Supernova pictograph, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. Photo by Chris Taylor.

Applications Due Friday, March 12, 2021, 12 midnight CST


With optimism and hope, Land Arts of the American West at Texas Tech University is looking toward the possibility of a 2021 field season, and building a new support vehicle. While much remains uncertain, including the timeline for flipping the global pandemic, we are casting vision and energy on the horizon and looking for participants.


Encourage curious people.


Information Sessions via Zoom

Information Session #1 Friday, February 12, 2021, 12 noon CST – Zoom Registration Link

Information Session #2 Thursday, March 4, 2021, 3:00pm CST – Zoom Registration Link

Information Sessions are encouraged but not required.

Contact info@landarts.org with any questions or interest. 


Admission Policy, Criteria & Eligibility

Success of studio-based field study experience hinges on the constitution and culture of the group of participants. Admission into the program is selective and competitive. Land Arts of the American West at Texas Tech University is a rigorous program that seeks outstanding participants with demonstrated skills and expansive ambitions. Program details can be found at Information for Applicants.


The selection of participants is determined by committee through the review of applicant work evidenced in strength of statements, integrity of portfolios, and an assessment of ability to contribute to the collective dynamic of inquiry and outdoor survival. Criteria have been developed to assist in this process and insure widest possible inclusion. Final admission will follow an interview and be at the discretion of the program director. Available space in the program is generally limited to 10 participants. 


We seek applicants in all disciplines from across Texas Tech University and beyond. Curious artists, architects, writers, poets, historians, geologists, and scientists are encouraged to apply to Land Arts of the American West at Texas Tech University.


International applicants are welcome. Please email info@landarts.org for more information about registration and visas requirements.Land Arts is inclusive, aligning with and supporting the missions of the Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Student Disability Services at Texas Tech University. It is also governed by all university policies and protocols.


Application Requirements

  1. Contact Information Form.
  2. Statement of Intent: PDF document outlining qualifications, experiences, research questions, and objectives for participation in Land Arts of the American West at Texas Tech University.
  3. Portfolio of Work: single PDF document containing a focused collection of creative work(s) demonstrating conceptual and material aptitudes and experiences. Work may include any recent examples (from within or outside focus area) of any type, media, or format. Clearly state level of involvement and responsibilities in collaborative projects. 
  4. Interview: meeting with the Admissions Committee to assess qualifications, preparedness, and ambition.

Submitting an application to Land Arts of the American West at Texas Tech University acknowledges you have read all Information for Applicants, Personal Field Equipment Recommendations and commit to adhering to all program responsibilities upon acceptance.


Public Health

Planning is based on belief and hope we will be able to safely launch a healthy field season in 2021. Modifications to operations, itinerary and modalities will follow best practices and guidance in accordance with state, local, and federal COVID-19 regulations and guidelines.


APPLY HERE —> 2021 Applications Portal <—