A Sense of Place

Clemmons Family Farm

Funding Received: 2017
Charlotte, VT
$350,000
Funding Period: 2 years and 6 months
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Of the 7,000 farms in Vermont, only 19 are African-American-owned. The Clemmons Family Farm, established in 1962, is one of these.  The residents of many rural communities experience social isolation, a condition that is often compounded when there are also racial and cultural differences among residents. The Clemmons Family Farm will host a series of African heritage arts and culture programs in order to improve community wellness by addressing the social isolation, weaving a stronger social fabric, and making more connections among the residents in and around Charlotte, VT.

 

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See below for recent updates, press, and events from this project

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Sep 19, 2019
The setting was perfect for Emily Bernard’s reading from her bestselling book “Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time and... Read More
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Sep 19, 2019
Having connected at the VT African Diaspora Artists’ Summit at the Clemmons Farm earlier this summer, Kaylynn Sullivan TwoTrees of Hinesburg and Mikahely Rakuto Rozafy... Read More
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Jun 6, 2019
This past Saturday, June 1, was a typically atypical day at the Clemmons Family Farm. Which is the way it’s been most days since Jackson... Read More
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Apr 22, 2019
The Clemmons Family Farm in Charlotte, VT is kicking off its 2019 summer series of African-American and African Diaspora arts and culture community-building and creative... Read More
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Feb 20, 2019
More than five million people have visited the National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C., since it opened in September 2016,... Read More
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Jan 17, 2019
As museums around the world increasingly become the sites of heated public debate on colonial histories, an exhibition at Burlington’s Amy E. Tarrant Gallery offers... Read More
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Jan 16, 2019
At the beginning of the 2018 box office hit Black Panther , a young African man stands before a glass case of West African masks... Read More
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The summer breeze, scented with the sweet fragrance of white blooms dangling from the Black Locust trees, anticipated a long-awaited visit by a very special... Read More
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Apr 6, 2018
Thank you Vermont Woman for a beautiful 2-page article about some of the women who are creating "A Sense of Place", a new African-American/African diaspora... Read More
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Jan 10, 2018
With the receipt of a prestigious $350,000 grant from ArtPlace America’s National Placemaking Fund, the Clemmons Family Farm makes a huge leap forward toward the... Read More
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Dec 14, 2017
The Clemmons family has a vision for their farm in Charlotte, and a recent grant award from ArtPlace America is bringing them closer to achieving... Read More
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February 1st marked the beginning of Black History Month where each year we set aside a few weeks to focus our historical hindsight on the...Read more
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Today, we are proud to announce the 23 creative placemaking projects that will receive funding in communities of all sizes across 18 states and one...Read more