Artists’ Services

A hurricane, a flood, a studio fire, or a health crisis; any of these can strike without warning and threaten the career of an artist working in a craft discipline. CERF+ responds to career-threatening emergencies with assistance focused on helping the artist get back to work as soon as possible.

Because emergency assistance alone is often not enough to ensure recovery of a business, CERF+ is committed to helping artists build more resilient businesses and to prepare for unexpected threats to their careers.

CERF+ Emergency Relief

CERF+ emergency relief assistance includes grants, no-interest loans, access to resources, waivers and discounts on booth fees, and donations of craft supplies and equipment.

Other Emergency Relief

CERF+ has tips for artists looking for help after a disaster or other emergency. Get help from arts organizations, your community and relief providers.

Readiness and Recovery

CERF+ provides resources to help artists be both disaster ready and disaster resilient. We have developed information tools geared to a studio-based practice and more comprehensive reference materials on obtaining business insurance and other types of coverage.

Artists' Career Resources

CERF+ is committed to keeping the craft field strong by keeping professional artists at work. Good business practices contribute to the likelihood of artists recovering from many setbacks that result from emergencies. Articles from CERF+ publications and legal, business management, and other general professional resources can be found in this section.

Photos (L-R): Teri Greeves (photo by Craft in American), Lyn Hunter, Michael Puryear