After Hurricane Katrina

Kiln Shed

New Skutt Kiln

Andrea Freel Christie

The loan from CERF really helped me get back on my feet at a time when I wasn't sure how I was even going to be able to buy groceries, let alone fund my artwork. Today, with CERF's help, and the help of many others along the way, I am back at work full-time, making art, and on the road to recovery financially.

Sarah Hood, jeweler (Washington)

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+ >>



Toxic art? Russell Karkowski shares what was in flood waters that submerged his studio when it was flooded. #SCFlood youtu.be/Zb_iA1beLBs
@abstanfield be sure to let us know if you hear of any artists needing assistance - or looking for info.
@abstanfield also sharing more specific info on FB. And in contact with SC orgs.
@abstanfield Here is our initial outreach info sent to arts & emergency orgs, individuals etc. in potentially affected areas.
Artists, get Hurricane Joaquin ready. Disaster Outreach information and readiness info. Take steps today. bit.ly/1KQOM8b
Are you an artists working in a craft discipline? Your story could be in this book. createsend.com/t/r-AC20281569…
Artist's Role in Recovery: Stories from Mary Len Costa and Rashida Ferdinand, 10 Yrs After Katrina; more CERF+ news createsend.com/t/r-1BDEF79205…
The earth is alive with weather. You could watch all day. earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/…