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:

Aug | Sept 2015

August, 2015

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.

February 2015

February, 2015

"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."

August 2014

August, 2014

"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."

February 2014

February, 2014

"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"

August 2013

August, 2013

"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"

February 2013

February, 2013

"'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"

August 2012

August, 2012

"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"

February 2012

February, 2012

"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

August 2011

August, 2011

"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

February 2011

February, 2011

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.