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Scholarships & Financial Assistance


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. 

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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Workshop Access Program

The Workshop Access Program (WAP) helps defray the cost of a Snow Farm workshop for people who would not otherwise be able to attend. Eligible students are able to enroll in select workshops at a 75% discount on tuition when space is available two weeks before the start of a class. When workshop spots are available, all students in the WAP will be notified by email and invited to register online. Spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please note: this program requires flexibility!  There is no pre-selection of classes and available offerings will depend on space. 

Interested students who meet the household income requirements can submit an application through April 1, 2021.  There is no cost to join and space in the program is not limited; however, accepted students are limited to one class per year.  The supply fee, meals, and housing will not be discounted and must be paid at the time of registration.

People in Household Max Annual Income
1  $40,000
2  $55,000
3 or more  $70,000

Acceptance into the Workshop Access Program is valid for one year. However, there is no limit on the number of years that a qualified candidate may participate. An application is required each year. 

Work-Study Program

The Work-Study Program is an opportunity for students, artists and craftspeople (ages 18+) to work at Snow Farm in various capacities in exchange for tuition-free workshops, housing, and meals when the dining hall is open. The Program runs from May – November in three sessions of seven or eight weeks.  

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