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Applying for FEMA and SBA Assistance

Applying for FEMA and SBA Assistance

Tips for Applying to FEMA + SBA DisasterAssistance.gov The Federal Government has set up a website that coordinates information on disaster assistance that is available through at least 17 federal agencies. This website consolidates the application process across...
ACGA: Supporting California Artists for Over 25 Years

ACGA: Supporting California Artists for Over 25 Years

In July, the Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California (ACGA) raised $1,648 at their annual Palo Alto Clay and Glass Festival. “We’ve had a CERF+ booth from our very first year in 1992 and ever since,” explains Jan Schachter, who along with ceramic artist,...
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+...
Resources for Southern California Fires

Resources for Southern California Fires

We hope everyone in the areas threatened by the current wildfires in Southern California is able to stay safe and that the fires are soon contained. Disaster Recovery Resources for Artists FEMA Southern California Fire Update CA Office of Emergency...
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...
CERF+ Responde a María

CERF+ Responde a María

CERF+ enfrenta un desafío sin precedente mientras respondemos a los recientes desastres devastadores de los huracanes Harvey, Irma, Maria y los encendidos forestales en California del norte. Actualmente, hemos oído de más de 100 artistas en Tejas,Florida, las Islas...
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,...