CERF+ Emergency Relief

Have you experienced a recent, career-threatening emergency? Do you know a professional artist working in a craft discipline who is dealing with a major setback due to illness, accident, fire, natural disaster, or other type of unexpected event?

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. Carefully read through all the eligibility and criteria documentation prior to filling out an application.

For more information about CERF+’s emergency relief assistance for professional artists working in craft disciplines, follow the links above. To inquire, please complete our Emergency Assistance Inquiry form and we will contact you. To apply for assistance, go to the Applications page after reviewing CERF+ assistance eligibility and guidelines.

Beyond CERF+'s emergency relief available to professional artists working in craft disciplines, CERF+ has tips for any artist looking for help after a disaster or other emergency. Get help from arts organizations, your community and relief providers.

Photos (L-R): George Handy (photo by Asheville Mountain Xpress), Syma (photo by Bob Nesson), Andrew Brott