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Artists Respond to Climate Change

Artists Respond to Climate Change

September 27th, 2018

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. 

HURRICANE FLORENCE ALERT

HURRICANE FLORENCE ALERT

September 13th, 2018

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...
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May 18th, 2018

CERF+ was started by artists for artists in the craft community as a grassroots mutual aid effort in 1985 and is the leading nonprofit organization that uniquely focuses on safeguarding artists’ livelihoods nationwide.
CERF+ is readiness, relief and resilience for studio artists, ensuring that they are as protected as the work they create.

Ready + Resilient Gatlinburg

Ready + Resilient Gatlinburg

Ready + Resilient is a free program for visual artists to learn how to strengthen their careers, prepare for emergencies and get back on their feet after challenges. The event marks one year after Sevier County’s devastating wildfires that affected hundreds of artists in the area. Registration is suggested as space is limited.

Ready + Resilient Gatlinburg

Ready + Resilient Gatlinburg

October 12th, 2017

Ready + Resilient is a free program for studio artists to learn how to strengthen their careers, prepare for emergencies and get back on their feet after challenges. The event marks one year after Sevier County’s devastating wildfires that affected hundreds of artists in the area. Registration is suggested as space is limited.

Learn to Cover Your A’s

Learn to Cover Your A’s

August 17th, 2017

CERF+ will be offering sessions our signature “Cover Your A’s: Art, Assets + Archives” training program in Baltimore at Maryland Institute College of Art on September 13, 2017 and in New York City at the School of Visual Arts on September 28, 2017.

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California Wildfires, Wisconsin + Illinois Floods

California Wildfires, Wisconsin + Illinois Floods

July 21st, 2017

We hope everyone in the areas impacted by the recent and ongoing wildfires in California and flooding in Wisconsin and Illinois are safe. When able, any studio artists impacted by the disasters are encouraged to review disaster relief and recovery tips found...