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Artists Building a Future in Puerto Rico

Artists Building a Future in Puerto Rico

Artists Building a Future in Puerto Rico by Cornelia Carey, Executive Director In April 2013, I spent three exciting days in Puerto Rico being introduced to its vibrant visual arts community… little did I know that five years later I would be returning on a CERF+...
Perspective Through a Hurricane

Perspective Through a Hurricane

By Jed Dodds, Executive Director The Studios of Key West Irma was my first hurricane, but it certainly wasn’t Key West’s. I moved here five years ago to take the reins at a growing art center, and quickly became attuned to the way storms serve as rites of passage and...
A Year of Pluses: CERF+ Releases Impact Report

A Year of Pluses: CERF+ Releases Impact Report

We’re excited to share CERF+’s recently released impact report for our fiscal year 2016, which covers the period of time from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016.  CERF+ is distinctive among non-profit artist service organizations not only because of our focus...
Kazuki Takizawa

Kazuki Takizawa

Shining Through: A Conversation of Recovery with Kazuki Takizawa Kazuki Takizawa is a Japanese Glass Artist working in Los Angeles. He graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a BFA in Glass Art. Since then, he has worked in various production...
A Sign of Support: Johnathon DeSoto

A Sign of Support: Johnathon DeSoto

A Sign of Support: Johnathon DeSoto “Being a full time craft artist is something that many of us dream about, but it does have its own risks built into it: Lack of financial stability and traditional safety nets are one of them. I used to be a Registered Nurse,...
Fire Up the Kiln!

Fire Up the Kiln!

Jan 31, 2017 | Makers + Matters Ceramicist and beneficiary Ben Medansky is rebuilding his business after a devastating fire destroyed his downtown Los Angeles studio last July. Through CERF+’s brokered assistance program, Ben received a kiln this month donated...
Studio Protector

Studio Protector

Get Connected Plan Ahead Learn How Get Ready Assess your risks Make a plan Do it today! “Get Ready” Grants Get Help From relief agencies From arts organizations From your community Help Yourself Get organized Clean up Salvage + Studio Safety + Insurance...