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2024 Texas Wildfires

Wildfires in the Texas Panhandle caused fatalities, destroyed property, and forced several evacuations in late February 2024 when the Smokehouse Creek Fire became the largest in the state’s history.

CERF+ is connecting with local partners on the ground to learn more about the needs of local artists and offer resources to craft artists who were affected by the wildfires. If you are a craft artist or artisan affected by the wildfires, please visit our recovery resources and submit an inquiry for our Emergency Relief program. For any inquiries regarding the application process, please feel free to reach out to us at [email protected]. We’re here to assist you every step of the way.

Disaster Recovery Resources for Artists
In addition to our Emergency Relief grant, CERF+’s Studio Protector also has resources to support artists as they begin to assess and re-enter their damaged studios, including:

Protect Your Art Studio from Wildfire

Recovery after a Wildfire

Protect your Art Studio from Power Outages

Assessing Potential Hazards

Unsafe Building Conditions to Look Out For

Salvage DOs + DON’Ts

Save Your Family Treasures from FEMA

Staying Safe During Cleanup

NCAPER Arts Field Guide to Federal Disaster Relief

The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) provides confidential, multilingual crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S./territories experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters, including COVID-19. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746 to reach a trained counselor 24/7, 365-days-a-year.

Please be safe, and let us know if we can do anything to help.

Finally, for those who are able to, please consider making a tax-deductible donation today. Your support directly helps craft artists in the aftermath of emergencies and disasters.