George Handy with Triptych

Studio Before Car Crash

Studio After Car Crash

Stack of G. Handy Mugs

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+ >>



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