CERF came to my assistance after a fire destroyed my studio. Through CERF I was able to connect with friends and colleagues around the world who contributed the funds and materials I needed to get back on my feet. This outpouring of affection and regard left me with a whole new sense of community support.

Karen Karnes, potter (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+ >>



Our May e-news! Crafting Your Legacy, Too Bad "It Can't Be Nashville Every Night", Is Fido Emergency Ready? fb.me/13fv3s3q4
Visit an artist this Memorial Day Weekend! We'll be enjoying Vermont Crafts Council's Spring Open Studio Weekend. fb.me/7QeaZ4CCl
Program Director Jenifer Simon visited our friends at Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Lots of... fb.me/8j5ceyXul
Did you know that 1-2 months after a disaster, 2/3 of private giving is completed? The Center for Disaster... fb.me/7NtYtlMYB
Craig Nutt presents an update to the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD) Advocacy... fb.me/2dypfws8r
Great to see the #studioprotector at the American Craft Council library! fb.me/1nZaiGJ3W
Jenifer Simon and Crag Nutt at the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD) Conference fb.me/16IOhjUim