"'The Wet Is Gone. So I'm Moving On,' Artists Rebuild Studios, Businesses & Lives in Sandy's Wake," "Sustaining Craft Careers: A Nationwide Study," "Our Studio Protector Site Expands Access to Business Insurance Information," "Foundation Backs Our Preparedness Work," "Artists Make Grand Gesture At Grand Central Holiday Fair"
A Searchable Archive of Selected CERF+ News Articles
While raising money and making grants and loans and brokering in-kind assistance for craft artists after emergencies is more difficult than it sounds, the work is direct, the benefits are clear, and it’s very easy to explain. But CERF+ can never raise enough funds, even in a strong economy, to make artist’s career whole after a significant emergency. And while we cannot overestimate the value of financial assistance after an emergency, recovery is a more complex proposition than can be addressed entirely with a check. In recent years, CERF+ has grown into an organization that is focused on the larger goal of recovery than on the single act of writing a check (and raising the money to cover it).
"CERF+: Breaking Down Barriers to Recovery," "Responding to Crisis Through Art," "How Health-Care Reform will Affect You," "Great Resources in New Business Insurance Guidebook," "Our Revamped Booth-Fee Raffle a Big Success at ACC Show"
An engaging Q&A that covers your rights when buying health insurance, finding a health insurance plan, government subsidized programs, how to find a plan when you have a pre-existing condition, and much more.
CERF+ interviews four artists about their strategies for surviving and flourishing during difficult economic times.
As craft artists recover from an accident or emergency, their toughest struggle may not be rebuilding a studio, sustaining a business, or healing a broken body. Often, it’s coping with the emotional challenges. This cerfnews article explores the many ways CERF+ beneficiaries and others have coped with the emotional aspects of loss after emergencies.
A cerfnews article covering CERF+'s live Insurance Show at the Glass Arts Society conference in 2006.
A cerfnews article summarizing CERF+'s 2004 nationwide craft artist inquiry.
A cerfnews article about how community development financial institutions (CDFIs) can help craft business owners succeed.
How can craft artists take a fresh new look – at the work they can produce, at the business and marketing opportunities they can find, or at both? This article from CERF News: Issue 9: August 2003, talks about how various artists have refreshed their outlook about their work.
A cerfnews article about how craft artists can better protect themselves from theft at show.
Whether you’re just starting out or,looking to give your existing business a boost, implementing basic business practices, from creating an identity and setting prices to writing a business plan and developing a budget, should help make your life as an artist in business a little easier.
A cerfnews article about acquiring insurance for your craft art business.
A cerfnews article highlighting insurance related experiences of and advice from craft artists who have had serious emergencies.