The Society of Northern Alberta Print-artists (SNAP) is a not-for-profit, artist-run centre, and a registered charity. Since its inception in 1982, SNAP has grown to become one of Canada’s premier centres for research and innovation in printmaking as well as providing a unique forum for discussion and examination of critical and theoretical issues related to printmaking and image culture.
SNAP is dedicated to the promotion of both traditional and experimental printmaking practices including prints, artists’ books, posters and print-based installation as well as new, experimental and hybrid forms. To achieve these goals the Society maintains a permanent, dedicated space including a gallery and printmaking studio, and provides a comprehensive range of programming including: exhibitions (CARFAC fees are paid to exhibiting artists), classes, workshops, lectures, mentorships, artists’ residencies and publishing. Programming for exhibitions and education is reviewed and revised periodically to keep pace with new developments in the field and to better serve SNAP’s diverse constituency, which includes the many individuals and groups from all backgrounds and levels of experience who take courses and attend exhibitions at SNAP, practicing professional print-artists, schools, high-risk youth groups and more.