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.
May 28th, 2019With the official start of hurricane season on June 1, you might be surprised to learn that half of the population in the U.S. resides in states that are most threatened by hurricanes. If you live in an area of high risk there are steps you can take to get ready and...
April 30th, 2019In the aftermath of a disaster, an enormous amount of private and public funds are pumped into the affected areas. This flood of money, in addition to an increase in volunteers and first responders, can create a chaotic and confusing situation on the ground....
March 19th, 2019
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.
As emergency response agencies and residents in northern California 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.
January 24th, 2019Longtime 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...
January 24th, 2019When it comes to your studio, a little uninvited water can wreak a lot of havoc. While recent extreme weather and approaching spring floods have put water on our minds, nature isn’t the only source of damage– a broken pipe, a damaged roof, or water from...
December 19th, 2018Here’s a New Year’s resolution that can lead to a healthier and safer year for you and others in your studio. Resolve to take a little time this to review how you manage hazardous materials in your studio. This resolution could save your life! Fumes + Ventilation Many...
November 27th, 2018As 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 studioHeavy snow loads or ice-laden trees causing damage to your roof or other...
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.