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Studio Protector

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...
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.

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...
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+ Emergency Assistance Inquiry

CERF+ Emergency Assistance Inquiry   We are very sorry you have experienced a serious emergency.CERF+’s emergency relief grants will focus on materials-based craft and folk/traditional artists that incurred significant medical expenses related to treatment and...
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,...