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CERF+ Fundraiser Spotlight: Atlanta Contemporary Jewelry Show

CERF+ Fundraiser Spotlight: Atlanta Contemporary Jewelry Show

This weekend our friends at the Atlanta Contemporary Jewelry Show will be raising funds for CERF+ at their annual event at The Carter Center. The show organizers, Debra Lynn Gold and Leigh Griffin, donate a portion of the proceeds and exhibiting artists donate portions of sales through a Benefit in a Booth. This year, they’ll also be selling copies of “Craftspeople In Their Own Words.”

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Emergency Relief Program Re-Opens | Programa de CERF+ de Ayuda para Emergencias

Emergency Relief Program Re-Opens | Programa de CERF+ de Ayuda para Emergencias

The Craft Emergency Relief Fund Program is open and we are now accepting new inquiries to help artists facing career-threatening emergencies. Generous supporters answered the call to replenish our fund after an unprecedented year of natural disasters.  I want to personally thank every one of you for helping us raise over $350,000.

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Welcome New Deputy Director James Hafferman

Welcome New Deputy Director James Hafferman

Please join us in welcoming James Hafferman, CERF+s new Deputy Director. In this newly created position, James will lead all internal operations, including finance, planning, budgeting, grants management, office administration, human resources, and technology. "We're...

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CERF+ Emergency Relief Program on Hold: Needs Rebuilding NOW!

As we enter another hurricane season tomorrow, I’m writing to share an important announcement and a call for unprecedented need for relief funds.

Extreme weather conditions caused by climate change have exponentially increased the demands on our Craft Emergency Relief Fund to help artists recover from disasters that affect their art and their livelihoods. Since last Fall, we have provided three times more grants and loans than last year – depleting available funds for relief. We have made the difficult and unprecedented decision to put the Emergency Relief Program on hold until we can raise more money to meet artists’ needs. We are currently not taking any applications until we can raise at least $200,000 to reinstate this critical program.

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