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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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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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CERF+ Response to 2018 California Wildfires

CERF+ Response to 2018 California Wildfires

As disaster response and other agencies strive to control the wildfires and help residents of California, CERF+ is reaching out to artists and arts organizations in affected communities to provide emergency relief and useful recovery resources.

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California Storms and Wildfire Response

California Storms and Wildfire Response

If your home, studio or space has been damaged or destroyed in a wildfire or the more recent storms in California, review these tips to help you find relief, clean up, recover what you can, and rebuild.

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Interview with Furniture Maker Craig Thibodeau

Interview with Furniture Maker Craig Thibodeau

San Diego based furniture maker, CERF+ beneficiary and Get Ready Grantee Craig Thibodeau has a lot to be thankful for. He just released his book, The Craft of Veneering, and is working on building one-of-a-kind, commissioned and speculation furniture pieces that...

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CERF+ Holds Planning Your Artistic Legacy Panel Discussion

CERF+ Holds Planning Your Artistic Legacy Panel Discussion

CERF+ Holds Planning Your Artistic Legacy Panel Discussion (Left to right) CERF+ Director of Special Projects Meg Ostrum, Peter Held, and Jean Reed Roberts What steps do you need to take to ensure the preservation of your artistic legacy? If your kids don’t want “your...

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