The grant I received from CERF, just before facing a serious medical operation, gave me two months of recovery time without worrying about anything except getting better. And I did! As artist/craftspeople we live on the edge all the time. Most of the time this is just fine but sometimes we need that edge to be softened. Thank you CERF for softening mine!

Kerstin Nichols, glass and metal artist (Vermont)

Whom CERF+ Helps

Find out how CERF+ grew out of craft shows, hear from artists CERF+ has helped through emergencies, and learn about CERF+'s commitment to emergency preparedness for artists in this video from the producers of the award winning Craft in America series. Read stories about some of the artists CERF+ has helped. »

How CERF+ Helps

CERF+ accomplishes its mission through direct financial and educational assistance to artists working in craft disciplines including emergency relief assistance, business development support, and resources and referrals on topics such as health, safety, and insurance. CERF+ develops, promotes, and maintains resources for emergency readiness and recovery that benefit all artists. CERF+ also advocates, engages in research, and backs policy that supports artists' careers. CERF+ is working with partner organizations to build a better safety net for artists across the United States More on CERF+ >>



We're at the Tennessee Craft Fair!
How are technology, inequity, economics and funding/training systems affecting artists? Read the National... fb.me/1oT1rnpn3
Our heartfelt CONGRATULATIONS to our dear friend and great supporter, Joyce Scott, for her genius award! fb.me/EWg1lVsp
Check out the lucky artists, @KitSailer and @GailScuderi who are getting our #StudioProtectors and Business... fb.me/1qIsj3WqD
Check out the lucky artists, Kit Sailer and Gail Scuderi who are getting our #StudioProtectors and Business... fb.me/4O9TitED0
Check out the lucky artists who are getting #StudioProtectors and Business Insurance Guides at the #NJAEC arts... fb.me/5GzG12g4N
How prepared is your state? An excellent resource courtesy of Craig Nutt, Retired Director of Programs Active in... fb.me/7dflexrtT
Start planning your artist estate while you're alive to safeguard your legacy. fb.me/5IeCcYk0C