As you probably know, Snow Farm is a relatively young nonprofit; the last four years were a period of strong growth. However, Snow Farm does not have an endowment or significant cash reserves. We have invested nearly $20,000 to make our campus safe for learning and teaching during a global pandemic.
As a craft school, we work toward a more a just and equitable world for all.
Over the weeks that Snow Farm has been closed, several of our staff members took to video to keep in touch with you, the students who we love and need.
Executive Director Mary Jo Murphy shares some hard truth about the financial impact of cancelling more than half of our season.
Executive Director Mary Jo Murphy takes a moment to reflect and say thank you on this day, which would have been the opening of our 2020 season.
Executive Director Mary Jo Murphy shares some ideas for good reading while social distancing and asks our community to share some of their favorite books. She also shares resources for artists during times of economic uncertainty. Please follow the COVID-19 Updates page where we will continue to communicate in this rapidly changing time.
Executive Director Mary Jo Murphy is leading with an optimistic approach. We have revised our cancellation policy to provide students with maximum flexibility, and we are rescheduling all of the April workshops for later in the year. We are hopeful and planning for the open of our season on May 1. Please follow the COVID-19 Updates page where we will continue to communicate in this rapidly changing time.
Our first 2020 workshops, scheduled for April, are running as planned at this time. We are preparing our campus to be safe and welcoming to students, and we are carefully following new updates as the situation evolves. We have adjusted our cancellation policy to offer more flexibility for students to make decisions that best suit their individual needs.
Every year in the off-season, we take on a major renovation project to improve the studio experience for our workshop participants. Happening right now, the ceramics studio is undergoing a transformation that will greatly improve the flow, organization, and ambiance for students and instructors.