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Financial First Aid Kit

Financial First Aid Kit

Unanticipated expenses and events are often part of being an independent artist.
Do you have cash or the equivalent on hand to handle a sudden and unforeseen $400 expense?
If a serious emergency occurred, would you have access to funds (via savings, the sale of assets, or borrowing capacity) if you were unable to generate income from your art for three months?
If you answered no to either questions above, you might want to consider developing a Financial First Aid Kit.

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Resolve to Be Safe in 2019!

Resolve to Be Safe in 2019!

Here’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...

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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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