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Equity & Access Programs

Snow Farm is proud to offer multiple opportunities that open our doors wider to diverse audiences. Each program has a different focus and application criteria; candidates are welcome to apply to all that fit their situation.

Workshop Access Program

The Workshop Access Program (WAP) has been serving the community since 2019; it helps defray the cost of a Snow Farm workshop for people who could not otherwise afford to attend. Eligibility is based on household income, and a tax return is part of the application process. Once accepted, participants in WAP can enroll in one workshop per year at a 60% discount.

Apply starting January 1, 2023 through March 26, 2023. 

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If you would like to support the Workshop Access Program, make a gift now.

Scholarships for BIPOC Artists

Scholarships for artists who are BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) strengthen our commitment to equity and inclusion. We value being a community of diverse of voices, backgrounds, and experiences, yet we recognize that BIPOC students and artists are underrepresented on our campus due to barriers that have existed historically and in the present. These scholarships provide both access and an invitation.

Scholarship recipient Vanna Valdez shares about her experience at Snow Farm in this video

The scholarships for BIPOC artists include full tuition and housing for a 4- or 5-day workshop of the recipient's choosing. Supplies, meals, and travel are the recipient's responsibility. 

Apply starting January 1 through March 26, 2023. 


If you would like to support the scholarship fund for BIPOC artists, make a gift now

Work-Study Program

craft school, snow farm craft, welded sculptureThe 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 August – November in three sessions. 

Kathy Guo, work-study participant in 2021, shares about her experience in this blog post.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. 

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Scholarships for High School Students

Snow Farm started as a summer program for high school students (called Horizons: The New England Craft Program at the time) and serving teen artists is still an important part of our mission. Snow Farm Summer runs two, 2-week sessions in July, and we offer partial, need-based scholarships to nearly a third of the participants. The application process for Snow Farm Summer includes the scholarship request and must be received by February 28, 2023. 

If you would like to support scholarships for high school students, make a gift now.