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8 Fire Safety Tips for the Studio

8 Fire Safety Tips for the Studio

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.

Find Your Studiomate

Find Your Studiomate

August 16th, 2017

August 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....
Moisture – Coming to a Studio Near You

Moisture – Coming to a Studio Near You

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.

Help Yourself

Help Yourself

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.

Winter Weather Preparedness Tips

Winter Weather Preparedness Tips

November 27th, 2018

As freezing temperatures return to many parts of our country, it’s time to protect your art and studio from these and other hazards: Frozen water pipes, that burst and flood your studio Heavy snow loads or ice-laden trees causing  damage to your roof or other...
2018 California Wildfires

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.

CERF+ Response to Hurricane Michael

CERF+ Response to Hurricane Michael

October 9th, 2018

As emergency response agencies and residents from Florida, Georgia, Alabama assess and respond to the impact of Hurricane Michael, CERF+ is reaching out to artists and arts organizations in affected communities to provide emergency relief and useful recovery resources.

Artists Respond to Climate Change

Artists Respond to Climate Change

September 27th, 2018

by Fran Dubrowski, Director of Honoring the Future. We all know the power of art to move hearts as well as minds. Several years ago, when craft artist Peter Handler and I set out to spark public engagement on climate change, we recognized true progress would not occur until the public could “see” climate change – viscerally as well as visually. As we wrestled with how to make climate change visible, we naturally found an answer in art.