When it comes to planning her career, Portland, Oregon metalsmith and jeweler Amarette Gregor is laser-focused. The artist recently participated in a CERF+ panel on building sustaining careers at Clackamas County Arts Alliance’s Art Extravaganza in Oregon City. CERF+ Program Director Jenifer Simon interviewed Amarette to learn more about her strategies for a purposeful and sustainable career.
On March 20th, CERF+ will once again be a proud co-sponsor of Arts Advocacy Day. But, what does it mean to be an “arts advocate?”
In today’s world, we all need a good safety net – and artists are no exception. As the Executive Director of CERF+ for more than 20 years, I’ve met hundreds of artists working in craft disciplines in need of such support…
As a new Administration and Congress move quickly on a wide array of policy issues that affect artists, small business, nonprofits and the communities they serve, many have been asking CERF+ how we, in the craft field, can be most effective having our voices heard.