Community Partners

We are building and strengthening our community by collaborating with the following local organizations.

 

NORTHWOODS BOOK ARTS GUILD
Founded in 2011, Northwoods Book Arts Guild is a growing community of people dedicated to learning about and creating artist books. The Guild promotes all aspects of book arts through education, participation in exhibitions, and community outreach. Guild members sponsor a continually changing display of artist books on the main floor of UAF’s Rasmuson Library. Their outreach project serves the Literacy Council of Alaska by providing book repair services to the Forget-Me-Not Bookstore. Guild meetings are open to the community, often include hands-on activities, and take place bimonthly.

 

CALYPSO FARM AND ECOLOGY CENTER
Calypso is a non-profit, educational farm based in Ester, Alaska. We provide hands-on education to Fairbanks school children and community members through our education programs. Our diversified farm operates as a CSA to feed a number of local families through the growing season. This web site provides introductory information on all our programs, volunteer and membership opportunities, and our future plans.

 

ALASKA SONGBIRD INSTITUTE
The Alaska Songbird Institute’s mission is to conserve Alaska’s boreal birds through ecological education & research.

 

Fairbanks Fiber FestivalFAIRBANKS FIBER FESTIVAL
The Fairbanks Fiber Festival is an annual public event that includes workshops, demos, and a vendor marketplace with local fiber artists and farmers, with an emphasis on goods made or produced in Alaska.

 

Fairbanks Arts AssociationFAIRBANKS ARTS ASSOCIATION
The mission of the Fairbanks Arts Association is to promote excellence in contemporary and traditional arts in Alaska’s Interior. Fairbanks Arts is the oldest community arts council in the state and the official arts organization for both the Fairbanks North Star Borough and the City of Fairbanks, providing service, information, and support to local artists, organizations, and audiences. Fairbanks Arts Association also provides funds to The Folk School through its City of Fairbanks Bed Tax Re-grant program each year.

Bread Line logoBREAD LINE
Bread Line is an anti-hunger organization that has been serving the Fairbanks community since 1984. Bread Line currently runs four programs: Stone Soup Cafe – A weekday soup kitchen for people eat good meals in a community space, Stone’s Throw – A successful culinary job training program, Stone Soup Garden – A community garden to improve food security in downtown Fairbanks, and Kids Cafe – A program involving children and families in addressing poverty.

 

Fairbanks Weavers and Spinners GuildFAIRBANKS WEAVERS’ AND SPINNERS’ GUILD
The mission of the Fairbanks Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild is to connect fiber artists across Interior Alaska and build community through practice, teaching and learning in the arts of weaving, hand spinning, and related textile arts.

 

FAIRBANKS PADDLERS
The Fairbanks Paddlers is a group of non-motorized boaters dedicated to having fun and being safe on Alaska’s waters.