CERF+’s Studio Protector is the artist’s guide to emergencies. Find helpful tips and resources for emergency readiness, emergency relief, and emergency recovery.
Safety is Sexy! Changing the Culture of Studio SafetyStudio 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,...
Art Studio Salvage and Recovery After a Wildfire
If your home, studio or space has been damaged or destroyed in a wildfire, review these tips to help you clean up, recover what you can, and rebuild.
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.
8 Fire Safety Tips for the Studio
October 31st, 2018
Eight things you do to make your space fire safe.
Steps to Salvaging Your Art Studio After a Hurricane
Steps to salvaging your water damaged art studio After a hurricane.
If your home, studio or space has been flooded as a result of Hurricane Florence or Michael, review these tips to help you clean up, recover what you can, and rebuild.
Staying Safe in a Flooded Studio
September 27th, 2017
When you’re cleaning out a flooded studio, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is essential to your health and safety.
In our new four-minute video, art conservator, M.J. Davis demonstrates simple PPE for flood cleanup that can minimize exposure to hazards that cause serious injuries and illnesses.
Find Your Studiomate
August 16th, 2017August 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
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.
Craig’s Excellent Insurance Adventure Part 2 – Studio InventoryBy Craig Nutt I have been putting off doing a studio inventory for a long time, so I was strangely relieved when it became apparent that I really had to deal with it. I found that the whole process was relatively easy and painless using a spreadsheet and a digital...
July 2022 – Oak FireOn 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 ChangeThe 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 RodriguezSoHarlem 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...
Get Ready Challenge 2022In 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“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 RisksIt’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
June 10th, 2021KNOW 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,...
Pandemic Redefines ‘Disaster’ – CERF+ Offers Artists a Helping Hand
June 9th, 2021Since 1985, CERF+ has been working hard to help craft-based artists in times of crisis. You may be familiar with their name and you may have heard that they provide grants to artists hit by disasters, but were you aware that they also have an entire arm dedicated to...
CERF+ Responds to Hurricane Laura
August 27th, 2020
As search and rescue teams, disaster response, and other agencies respond to this historic storm, CERF+ stands ready to respond to an increase in applications for emergency financial assistance and recovery-related resources.