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Woodworker and CERF+ assisted artist Marcus Maria Jung after the 2015 California Valley Fire.

Steps for Art Studio Salvage and Recovery After a Wildfire

If your home, studio or space was damaged or destroyed in one of the recent California wildfires, review these tips to help you clean up, recover what you can, and rebuild.

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Disaster Clean Up

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Disaster Salvage

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Self Support

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Be Aware

  • Avoid Scams
  • California Contractors State License Board (CSBL) – The CSLB verifies contractor licenses, investigates complaints, and provides helpful information about hiring a licensed contractor. For information on hiring or filing a complaint regarding a contractor, disaster victims may call CSLB’s Disaster Hotline M-F from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 1-800-962-1125, or the 24-hour automated telephone response system, 1-800-321-CSLB (2752). Licenses can also be checked online.
  • Legal Issues
  • Disaster Legal Aid Hotlines (American Bar Association in conjunction with FEMA and the State Bar of California)
    • Butte County – 800-345-9491
    • Ventura County and Los Angeles County – 877-301-4448

Emergency Relief for Artists

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Are You an Artist Working in a Craft Discipline?

CERF+’s emergency financial relief program, the Craft Emergency Relief Fund, provides $3,000 grant and other assistance to artists working in craft disciplines who are facing a career threatening emergency. CERF+ staff is available during the week from 8:30am-5:00pm EST at 802.229.2306 and info@cerfplus.org to provide counseling and referrals to artists searching for emergency resources.

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Other Emergency Relief Programs for Artists

Additional Relief and Recovery Resources for Artists

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Relief Agencies

 

 
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