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Artist Stories

CERF+ is doing so much to help artists who can’t work due to circumstances out of their control. I don’t even think that I am that special, but it makes me feel special that you think I am worth investing in, that you feel it is important for me to continue to make work.

Christina Bothwell

Glass Artist, 2018 Studio Fire, Stillwater, Pennsylvania

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CERF+ Response to Central US Flooding

CERF+ Response to Central US Flooding

As emergency response agencies and residents in Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Missouri and other states respond to the impact of recent flooding, CERF+ is reaching out to artists and arts organizations in affected communities to provide emergency relief and useful recovery resources.

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Financial First Aid Kit

Financial First Aid Kit

Unanticipated expenses and events are often part of being an independent artist.
Do you have cash or the equivalent on hand to handle a sudden and unforeseen $400 expense?
If a serious emergency occurred, would you have access to funds (via savings, the sale of assets, or borrowing capacity) if you were unable to generate income from your art for three months?
If you answered no to either questions above, you might want to consider developing a Financial First Aid Kit.

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Meg Ostrum Retires from CERF+

Meg Ostrum Retires from CERF+

Longtime CERF+ staff member Meg Ostrum retired at the end of December but not without heartfelt thanks from her fellow staff members, the CERF+ Board, and her many colleagues who’ve worked with her over the years. Meg came to CERF+ in 2004 as a planning consultant to...

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