The Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts has entered into a partnership with the Expeditionary School at Black River to provide art and craft instructors to the Expeditionary School’s students.

As set out in the Memorandum of Understanding between the two organizations: “ESBR intends to be a hub from which a creative economy in the Okemo Valley Region (and possibly beyond) can evolve. This means that ESBR will partner with venerable community organizations whose resources both benefit student learning and strengthen the community at-large.

“To enhance existing and forthcoming learning opportunities, this agreement provides ESBR with the opportunity to utilize the arts and crafts resources at FFSAC for the purposes of arts education. In so doing, ESBR will be able to offer middle and high school age students with multiple opportunities to engage with various artistic mediums and forums. Students will be exposed to artists-in-residence on a continuous basis, allowing them to learn from a wide array of working professionals.”

Fletcher Farm School receives Cultural Recovery Grant

The Vermont Arts Council and Vermont Humanities have given the Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts a $5,000 grant to assist in recovering from the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The grant is to be used to support operating and administrative costs. Funding for the grant is provided through the American Rescue Plan from the National Endowment for the Arts.

We are grateful to the Vermont Arts Council and Vermont Humanities for providing this assistance to our school.