CERF+’s Studio Protector is the artist’s guide to emergencies. Find helpful tips and resources for emergency readiness, emergency relief, and emergency recovery.
If your home, studio or space has been damaged or destroyed in a wildfire, review these tips to help you clean up, recover what you can, and rebuild.
November 1st, 2018
Being fire safety ready in the studio is a year-round task, but it’s something that can require extra attention during the heating season. Here are some tips to help keep you and your studio safe from fire. Find more fire prevention and studio safety tips in CERF+’s Studio Protector.
October 31st, 2018
Eight things you do to make your space fire safe.
Steps to salvaging your water damaged art studio After a hurricane.
If your home, studio or space has been flooded as a result of Hurricane Florence or Michael, review these tips to help you clean up, recover what you can, and rebuild.
September 27th, 2017
When you’re cleaning out a flooded studio, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is essential to your health and safety.
In our new four-minute video, art conservator, M.J. Davis demonstrates simple PPE for flood cleanup that can minimize exposure to hazards that cause serious injuries and illnesses.
August 16th, 2017August 31st is National Match Maker Day, which got us thinking: What makes for a good match in a studiomate? Sharing a studio with another artist can make an expensive studio more affordable. A studiomate can also be a source of creative inspiration and peer support....
A complete studio inventory includes all your art-making tools, equipment and supplies, artworks, business equipment and supplies and other assets. Start with basic inventory record system described here and consider the more advanced systems as you go.
September 20th, 2016
Even relatively small amounts of water can cause a lot of damage. As artists in Louisiana and other states are cleaning up and rebuilding after recent floods, and an active hurricane season continues, we are reminded that disasters–big and small–involve water.
Review this checklist, and Studio Protector’s salvage and clean up resources, before heading out to help those impacted by a disaster.
In this section of the CERF+ Studio Protector, find useful DIY tips and resources for disaster cleanup and salvage, as well as self-support and networking help after emergencies.
June 10th, 2021KNOW YOUR RISKS: What assets are critical to your artistic career? What can you least afford to lose? What’s most important to you in your artistic practice? What kinds of emergencies are you vulnerable to based on your geography, the materials you use,...
June 9th, 2021Since 1985, CERF+ has been working hard to help craft-based artists in times of crisis. You may be familiar with their name and you may have heard that they provide grants to artists hit by disasters, but were you aware that they also have an entire arm dedicated to...
August 27th, 2020
As search and rescue teams, disaster response, and other agencies respond to this historic storm, CERF+ stands ready to respond to an increase in applications for emergency financial assistance and recovery-related resources.
August 27th, 2020
As 14,000 firefighters, disaster response, and other agencies battle multiple wildfires across California, CERF+ stands ready to respond to an increase in applications for emergency financial assistance and recovery-related resources.