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Scholarships & Financial Assistance

Snow Farm is proud to offer four different opportunities that open our doors wider to diverse audiences. Each program has a different framework and application process. See details below.

Scholarships for BIPOC Artists

Scholarships to artists who are BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) strengthen our commitment to equity and inclusion. 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 students and artists are under-represented on our campus. These scholarships provide both access and an invitation. 

Nine scholarships will be awarded in 2022, an expansion of the 2021 program. One scholarship is available in each of the following areas and incudes full tuition, housing, meals, supplies and $150 toward travel. The recipient will choose the class they wish to attend.

  • 2D/Mixed Media
  • Ceramics
  • Fiber/Baskets
  • Metalsmithing/Jewelry
  • Flat Glass (Kiln or Stained)
  • Flameworking
  • Mosaics
  • Woodturning
  • Welding

Application details will be available in January.  Please check back or sign up for our email list to receive updates.

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

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. This program requires flexibility!  There is no pre-selection of classes and available offerings will depend on space. 

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.

Applicants are qualified for the WAP based on the following maximum household incomes. Submitting a tax return is part of the application process. Acceptance into the WAP 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. 

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

Application details will be available in January.  Please check back or sign up for our email list to receive updates.

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

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.

Application details will be available in January.  Please check back or sign up for our email list to receive updates.

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 and full need-based scholarships to nearly a third of the participants.  The application process for Snow Farm Summer, with a scholarship or not, is underway now. 

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