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The Artist's Guide to Emergencies Get Started Guide Browse Resources Keep Your Art and Yourself Safe Studio Protector is our toolkit for artists looking to protect the health and safety of themselves, their studios, and their art businesses. Whether you're recovering...
Safety is Sexy! Changing the Culture of Studio Safety

Safety is Sexy! Changing the Culture of Studio Safety

Studio injuries and scars were once heralded as badges of bravado, but over the past several years, universities, craft schools, and individual artists have started focusing on improving studio safety and avoiding injury. Efforts include addressing fire hazards,...
8 Fire Safety Tips for the Studio

8 Fire Safety Tips for the Studio

November 1st, 2018

Being fire safety ready in the studio is a year-round task, but it’s something that can require extra attention during the heating season. Here are some tips to help keep you and your studio safe from fire. Find more fire prevention and studio safety tips in CERF+’s Studio Protector.

Find Your Studiomate

Find Your Studiomate

August 16th, 2017

August 31st is National Match Maker Day, which got us thinking: What makes for a good match in a studiomate? Sharing a studio with another artist can make an expensive studio more affordable. A studiomate can also be a source of creative inspiration and peer support....
Moisture – Coming to a Studio Near You

Moisture – Coming to a Studio Near You

September 20th, 2016

Even relatively small amounts of water can cause a lot of damage. As artists in Louisiana and other states are cleaning up and rebuilding after recent floods, and an active hurricane season continues, we are reminded that disasters–big and small–involve water.

2024 Southern California Storms

2024 Southern California Storms

In late January/early February 2024, southern California experienced several days of heavy precipitation, causing widespread flooding and hundreds of mudslides. Power outages affected over 70,000 residents. Nearly a foot of rain fell in some parts of Los Angeles, an...
2023 East Coast Storm

2023 East Coast Storm

Severe storms swept through the eastern United States in December 2023. Approximately 600,000 individuals lost power in New York, New Jersey, and New England due to a rainstorm accompanied by powerful winds. Freezing temperatures are exacerbating the situation....
2023 December Tornadoes in the South

2023 December Tornadoes in the South

Severe storms and several tornadoes swept through the South over the weekend of December 9-10 affecting several states, including Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, and North Carolina. Tennessee was the most severely affected state, and the greater Clarksville and...
2023 Hurricanes

2023 Hurricanes

Hurricane Idalia hit Florida’s Gulf Coast as a Category 3 hurricane on August 30, 2023, causing flooding, power outages, and widespread damage in parts of Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas. The storm also spawned tornadoes in the Carolinas. If you are a craft artist...
Emergency Preparedness: A 4-Step Action Plan

Emergency Preparedness: A 4-Step Action Plan

  New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CEFF+), and National Coalition for Arts Preparedness and Emergency Response (NCAPER) join forces to help you protect yourself and your assets before an emergency. The COVID-19 pandemic, along...
2023 Maui Wildfires

2023 Maui Wildfires

Situation On August 8, the Lahaina fire in Maui, Hawai’i became the deadliest fire in the U.S. in over 100 years, fueled by high winds from an offshore storm. Tragically, over 110 people died, with the death toll expected to rise as search efforts continue over the...
July 2022 – Oak Fire

July 2022 – Oak Fire

On Jul 22, 2022, a fast-moving, unpredictable wildfire started near Yosemite National Park. As of July 27, the fire has burned dozens of homes, threatened 1,400 structures, forced evacuation of 3,000 people, and destroyed nearly 19,000 acres. Although the pace of the...
Two Artists Tackling Climate Change

Two Artists Tackling Climate Change

The news about climate change is dire and mired in politics. Earlier this month, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres stated, “We are on a fast track to climate disaster: Major cities underwater. Unprecedented heat waves. Terrifying storms. Widespread...
Shining a Light on SoHarlem and Founder, Janet Rodriguez

Shining a Light on SoHarlem and Founder, Janet Rodriguez

SoHarlem is an innovative non-profit organization that focuses on rebuilding the creative arts industry in Harlem by providing opportunities to residents and artisans. Founded by Janet Rodriquez in 2011, SoHarlem strives to combat the adverse effects of gentrification...