The School of Making Thinking challenges disciplinary conventions of art-making, thinking, and living.
We envision a world where the arts and radical pedagogy play a key role in shepherding the social justice and economic changes most needed in our time. In this world, a great diversity of artists -- including BIPOC, LGBTQ+, lower income, rural, diversely abled, and parents of children -- are supported with the community and critical thinking resources they need to grow their creative practices and amplify their cultural impact.
SMT creates immersive artist residencies and arts programming responsive to community needs and in pursuit of equity, justice and sustainability. We employ radical pedagogy and strategic program design to shape our gatherings and to holistically support artists and thinkers in their practices.
Our program asks: How does art deepen thought and provoke questioning? How is thinking enacted through creative mediums? And how can an environment be structured or resist structuring in such a way that these questions can not only be asked, but be lived as well?
SMT was founded in 2011 and is a federal nonprofit 501c3.
Board of Directors
Liz Clayton Scofield
Founders, Alumni Staff & Emeritus Board