CERF+ Responds to Disasters
As emergency response agencies and residents from the Carolinas, Virginia, and to the north assess and respond to the impact of Hurricane Florence, CERF+ is reaching out to artists and arts organizations in affected communities to provide emergency relief and useful recovery resources.
The Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program provides temporary benefits to people whose employment or self-employment has been lost or interrupted due to a major disaster. Artists impacted by Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael are encouraged to apply. Application must be filed within 30 days of the time the assistance was implemented for each county.read more
Although Hurricane Florence was downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane by the time it reached the coast of the Carolinas on September 14th, it still caused record rainfall and flooding to much of the region. Almost two weeks later, many of the...read more
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.read more
Use the links to federal and state disaster relief agencies found here to navigate the assistance available. The federal government has a website that coordinates the application process across several agencies, including FEMA and SBA. Also included are links to North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida and Georgia disaster unemployment assistance information (deadlines apply).read more
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.
As emergency response agencies and residents from North Carolina and South Carolina assess and respond to the impact of Hurricane Florence, CERF+ is reaching out to artists and arts organizations in affected communities to provide emergency relief and useful recovery resources.read more
Hurricane Florence is approaching the US East Coast, and will likely have landfall Thursday or Friday. We urge all those in its potential path to take precautions now. In this emergency alert you'll find important information to help all who are in the path of the...read more