Fundamental to SARC is the precept that science-art collaborations should be of mutual benefit to the furtherance of both the arts and the sciences, and to their positive implications for society. SARC is initiating a pilot series of professional artists’ collaborations with Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories research teams. Santa Fe Institute (SFI) has invited the artists and Lab collaborators for working group presentations, discussions and interactions with SFI scientists. Santa Fe Complex, the Bradbury Museum and other partners are providing public presentation and discussion opportunities. SARC has been initiated in partnership with 516 ARTS for ISEA2012, and is currently funded in part by Los Alamos National Labs/New Mexico Consortium, and Sandia National Laboratories/Lockheed Martin. SARC is co-directed by Jack Ox and Richard Lowenberg. (Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Los Alamos).