Scholarships for BIPOC Artists
New in 2021, Snow Farm is pleased to strengthen our commitment to accessibility, equity, and inclusion with scholarships designated specifically for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) artists. We believe strongly in the value of diverse of voices, backgrounds, and experiences to enrich and sustain the Snow Farm creative community, and we recognize that BIPOC artists, who have been most impacted by racism and colonialism, are critical to the creative future. These scholarships are one step along the path toward more equity and justice.
NOTE: Disregard if a workshop is listed as FULL; spots have been reserved for scholarship recipients.
- One scholarship is available for Enameling for Dimensional Forms, taught by Tanya Crane, May 14 - 16, 2021.
- Three scholarships are for a 9-day ceramic workshop taught by Melissa Weiss, Reduction-Cooled, Hand Built Pots, August 5 - 13, 2021.
- One scholarship is available for Papermaking with Plants, taught by May Babcock, August 8 - 13, 2021
- One scholarship is available for Twined Baskets: New Uses for An Ancient Technique, taught by Lois Russell, October 17 - 21, 2021
These scholarships are supported by ongoing fundraising efforts by Snow Farm. The ceramic scholarships are offered in partnership with Melissa Weiss, with additional support from the Asparagus Valley Pottery Guild. The fiber workshop scholarships are supported by Snow Farm board member Polly Allen. If you would like to contribute to these and future scholarships for BIPOC artists, donate here or contact Mary Jo Murphy at 413-268-3101.
All BIPOC-identifying artists are invited to apply by April 1, 2021.
Scholarship awards include full tuition, housing, and meals. An additional $150 travel stipend is available if needed.
Applications will be evaluated on the quality of artistic work, impact of the opportunity, and demonstrated commitment to the field.
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