Last month, we shared the news that CERF+’s Emergency Relief Program was put on a temporary hold due to the overwhelming demand on our funding resources caused by the spate of disasters in 2017. We called upon the support and generosity of our community to help replenish our emergency relief funds to reinstate the program. Thanks to their generous support, we are pleased to announce that we will reopen the program in early August!
To prepare for reopening, we’re making adjustments that will result in a stronger and more sustainable emergency relief program for artists, including:
• Streamlining our application and review process to make it easier for applicants and more efficient for our staff and review committee.
• Strengthening our In-Kindness Program to secure more discounted and donated equipment, supplies and booth fee waivers from companies like long-time partners Skutt and Rio Grande.
• Raising needed funds to ensure that CERF+ can weather periods of great activity to our Emergency Relief Program. You can make a gift here!
We will send out an announcement when the program re-opens in August. Thanks to everyone for your patience and support.