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Winter Weather Preparedness Tips

Winter Weather Preparedness Tips

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 studioHeavy snow loads or ice-laden trees causing  damage to your roof or other...

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8 Fire Safety Tips for the Studio

8 Fire Safety Tips for the Studio

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.

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Artists Respond to Climate Change

Artists Respond to Climate Change

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. 

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Are You Wildfire Ready?

Are You Wildfire Ready?

Wildfires are already affecting the western U.S. this year.  It’s time to access your wildfire risk and be Wildfire Ready! Know Your Wildfire Risk • Use the U.S. Forest Service’s Wildfire Hazard Potential Map Viewer to see the historic likelihood of wildfire in your...

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Are you Prepared for Hurricane Season?

Are you Prepared for Hurricane Season?

Hurricanes are among nature’s most powerful and destructive phenomena, states the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA). On average, 12 tropical storms, 6 of which become hurricanes form over the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, or Gulf of Mexico during the hurricane season which runs from June 1 to November 30 each year. Now is the time to understand your hurricane risk and prepare with these tips and resources.

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8 Tips to Start Archiving Your Artwork

8 Tips to Start Archiving Your Artwork

Creating an inventory of your work doesn’t have to be the daunting task that we make it out to be—especially with so many easy-to-use and intuitive art inventory programs out there. Having a system in place will help you get started and work your way through your artwork, saving you time and stress in the future. Plus, in the unfortunate case that a disaster occurs, you will be prepared with accurate records.

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It’s Almost Tax Time

It’s Almost Tax Time

Now that the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has existed for nearly two whole months, it’s timely to to answer some of the most common questions we’ve been hearing from creative professionals, specifically visual artists and crafters. So here are three of our favorite questions and answers, in no particular order.  

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