The Artist's Role in Recovery, New Orleans 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina: Interviews with Mary Len Costa and Rashida Ferdinand. Photos: Evacuspots sculptures and Rashida Ferdinand's "Mandala." Using a Ladder Safely. CERF+ Partners with AAW. Photo Essay: North Bennet Street School, CERF+ 2014 Biennial Report.
CERF+ News is a printed newsletter containing helpful tips for craft artists; and news about CERF+ and our supporters. CERF+ News is mailed to contributors twice each year, in February and August.
PDF versions of past newsletters are available here:
"CERF+ Celebrates 30 Years of Service," "Advocating for a Better Safety Net in the Arts Sector," "Emergency Relief Assistance Program," "Convergence 2014 - Handweavers Guild of America," "Celebrating Jane Sauer at SOFA Chicago," "CERF+ Welcomes John Haworth and Jules Polk to Its Board."
"Making Pots and Saving Lives, a Conversation with William E. Strickland Jr.," "Walking the Tightrope at NCECA," "CERF+ Presents at National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) Conference," "Corning Grant Facilitates Completion of CERF+ Videos," "Collectors of Wood Art - Supporting the Studio Wood Art Movement."
"Are You Covered? CERF+ Study Shows Most Artists Still at Risk," "Tips for Getting Good Business Insurance Coverage," "CERF+ Training Session Advances Career Protection Curriculum," "CERF+ Expands Online Collection of Artist-to-Artist Videos," "CERF+ Extended Emergency Relief - Business Insurance Assistance Program"
"Affordable Care Act. What It Means For You," "Enhanced Insurance Listings on Studio Protector Website," "Advocating for Artists Before Congress," "CERF+ Biennial Report: Working Together to Keep Artists Working," "CERF+ Receives Generous Support from CODA"
"'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"
"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"
"How Getting Covered Is Getting Better: An Artist's Guide to Health Insurance and Health Care Reform," by Jim Brown, National Director of Health Services at The Actors Fund; Check Out Our New Business Insurance Guidebook; CERF+ Launches New Website; Introducing New Preparedness Resources; Something For Everyone: Independent Fundraisers Make a Difference
"It Seemed Like the Thing to Do," Taking A Creative Response to a Terrible Experience; Preparedness: Building a Pilot Network; "Hope for Hope," After a Hit-and-Run an Artist Sees the Caring Side of a Community; CERF+ Board Meets In New Orleans; First craftNEWYORK a Big Success
A review of the U.S. economic impact of craft artists who sell what they create. The review summarizes currently available craft artist economic research, evaluates economic impact where possible, and suggests a plan for further research.
A Conversation about CERF+ Today; New Insurance Plans for Craft Artists; New Trustees - Donald Clark, Christine Robb, & Felicia Shaw; 25th Anniversary Weekend & Planning Session at Snow Farm; CERF+ Events Around the Country.
Celebrating a Quarter Century; CERF+ Name Change; New CERF+ Video produced by Craft In America; Studio Protector web site launch; CERF+ in Santa Fe, New Orleans, Chicago, and Philadelphia .
A Career-Threatening Vulnerability: Survey Findings Show Artists' Need for Affordable Business Insurance; Studio Protector Debuts in Washington, DC; Creative Leadership Award to Joan Mitchell Foundation; 25th Anniversary Stories; Returning to New Orleans.
Unveiling the Studio Protector - For your Work, Your Portfolio, Your Peace of Mind; CERF receives National Impact award from CODA; Nathan Cummings Foundation Grant for work on Safety Net; Actors Fund's Artists' Health Insurance Resource Center; CERF in St. Paul, Phoenix, Washington, DC, Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, and Iowa City.
Creativity in Challenging Times: Artists share strategies for recessionary renaissance; Studio Protector Enters Final Design Phase; A Tip of the Hat miniature collection; CERF board meets in San Antonio.