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CERF+ Response to Northern California Wildfires

California Wildfires

We hope everyone in the areas threatened by the current wildfires in Northern California is able to stay safe and that the fires are soon contained.

Disaster Recovery Resources for Artists

When able, studio artists impacted by the fires are encouraged to review disaster relief and recovery tips found at CERF+’s Studio Protector.

Disaster Relief Resources for Artists
Disaster Recovery Resources for Artists

CERF+ Emergency Relief for Artists Working in Craft Disciplines

If you have experienced a career-threatening loss, please contact us when able at relief@cerfplus.org. Our direct financial assistance to artists working in craft disciplines includes:

Grants up to $6,000
No-interest loans up to $9,000
Booth fair waivers at craft shows
Discounts on materials and equipment from suppliers and manufacturers

To learn more about our eligibility requirements and guidelines, visit our website.

Disaster Preparedness Resources for Artists

If your home or studio is threaten by the wildfires and you have time to prepare, we encourage you to take a moment now to review the disaster readiness tips found at CERF+’s Studio Protector.

Wildfire – Studio Readiness
Fire – Studio Readiness
Studio Evacuation

Additional Studio Protector emergency preparedness tips:

Plan Ahead

Evacuate or Stay Put
Emergency Communications Plan
Planning to Stay in Business

Cover Your Art and Business Assets

Keep Your Artwork Safe + Secure
Protect Your Digital Business Records
Protect Your Analog Business Records

Arts Organizations

If you know of artists in the disaster areas or plan to correspond with them in the near future, please pass this important information along.

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