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Get Ready Challenge 2022

Get Ready Challenge 2022

In early January, CERF+ launched the 2022 Get Ready Challenge to help artists be more prepared. Here is a recap of the month featuring some of the artists who completed the challenge. It’s not too late to join in! We encourage all artists to take four simple, but...
Ways to Get Involved

Ways to Get Involved

“Creative work is a lifeline, both economically and psychologically. Initiating an online sale with a percentage of proceeds to benefit CERF+ raised awareness of the work of the organization and helped to create a sense of community during a time of...
How Artists Should Assess and Prepare for Risks

How Artists Should Assess and Prepare for Risks

It’s Easy to Get Started! Time: 15 to 50 minutes What You’ll Need: If you’re digital, a computer, laptop or tablet. Prefer analog? Grab paper and pens or markers. Get your studiomates and artist friends to do it with you. The more minds, the better!  ...
CERF+’s Top 5 Tips

CERF+’s Top 5 Tips

June 10th, 2021

    KNOW YOUR RISKS: What assets are critical to your artistic career? What can you least afford to lose? What’s most important to you in your artistic practice? What kinds of emergencies are you vulnerable to based on your geography, the materials you use,...
Theft Prevention

Theft Prevention

Artists have long been targets of criminals, whether the “casual” shoplifter who snatches an item from your display at a busy show or a gang of professional thieves who has “cased” your operation, and followed you and your art inventory to a vulnerable point in your...

Start Here

Start Here I need help recovering from a disaster I want to prepare and protect my studio Assess Your Risks It’s Easy to Get Started! Time: 15 to 50 minutes What You’ll Need: If you’re digital, a computer, laptop or tablet. Prefer analog? Grab paper and pens or...
Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As disaster response and other agencies strive to control the wildfires and help residents of California, CERF+ is reaching out to artists and arts organizations in affected communities to provide emergency relief and useful recovery resources.

The Art of Emergency Preparedness by Kerry Parks

The Art of Emergency Preparedness by Kerry Parks

June 28th, 2019

FROM COLLEGE TO THE REAL WORLD I found a passion for glass art in college and was fortunate enough to begin working at the Hot Shop of the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach, Alabama, after graduation. In addition to my responsibilities as a teaching instructor, I’m...
CERF+ Response to Central US Flooding

CERF+ Response to Central US Flooding

March 19th, 2019

As emergency response agencies and residents in Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Missouri and other states respond to the impact of recent flooding, CERF+ is reaching out to artists and arts organizations in affected communities to provide emergency relief and useful recovery resources.

CERF+ Response to California Flooding

CERF+ Response to California Flooding

As emergency response agencies and residents in northern California respond to the impact of recent flooding, CERF+ is reaching out to artists and arts organizations in affected communities to provide emergency relief and useful recovery resources.

Meg Ostrum Retires from CERF+

Meg Ostrum Retires from CERF+

January 24th, 2019

Longtime CERF+ staff member Meg Ostrum retired at the end of December but not without heartfelt thanks from her fellow staff members, the CERF+ Board, and her many colleagues who’ve worked with her over the years. Meg came to CERF+ in 2004 as a planning consultant to...