Glassblower Gabriel Cole Celebrated on Meredith Vieira Show

Many of our beneficiaries who are experiencing a medical emergency turn to CERF+’s emergency relief fund for financial support. Last year, Williamstown, VT, glassblower Gabriel Cole looked to our grant program to help fund rising healthcare costs associated with his stage three cancer. Nine months later, Cole is… Read More »

CERF+ Executive Director Attends Landmark NEA Convening on Readiness and Resiliency

This week, Executive Director Cornelia Carey was one of 22 cultural sector leaders, funders, and emergency preparedness experts invited to exchange key points of view that will benefit individual and collective practices in preparedness, recovery, and resiliency at the National… Read More »

CERF+ Welcomes New Director of Programs and Communication Jenifer Simon

Join us in welcoming Jenifer Simon who joined the CERF+ staff on March 28 as Director of Programs and Communication. Jenifer brings more than 16 years of experience as an arts administrator, educator, evaluator, researcher, and training and development specialist for the public and private… Read More »

CERF+ to Receive Award of Distinction from the American Craft Council

American Craft Council When The American Craft Council (ACC) announced the recipients of its 2016 American Craft Council Awards, CERF+ was among… Read More »

CERF+ is pleased to welcome Polly Allen, Barry Bergey, Donald Friedlich, and Cinda Holt to its Board

Read more about the careers and interests of Polly Allen, Barry Bergey, Donald Friedlich, and Cinda Holt who joined CERF+'s board of directors in November 2015.

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Artists Working in Craft Disciplines: A Call for Stories

A Book—About You!

Metalsmith David Bacharach and jeweler Valerie Hector are compiling a book, "Craftspeople In Their Own Words." This book will be all about you—the community of artists working… Read More »

John Haworth and Jules Polk Join CERF+‘s Board of Directors

CERF+ is pleased to announced the addition of John Haworth and Jules Polk to its Board of Directors as of November 2014.

John Haworth is the Senior Executive of the Smithsonian National… Read More »

CERF+‘s National Research: The Language of Craft

In this third data snapshot from CERF+’s national research about the status of U.S. craft artists, we examine a highly-charged subject that comes down to one word: Craft. Do you identify with… Read More »

CERF+‘s National Research: Craft Artists’ Education

In this second data snapshot from CERF+’s new national research, we focus on American craft artists and education. Craft artists are some of the most highly educated Americans and they’ve attained that education in myriad ways: through apprenticeships, college, art… Read More »

Watch New Artist-to-Artist Videos

Thanks to a generous grant from Corning Incorporated Foundation, CERF+ has just released a new series of short videos drawn from interviews conducted over the past few years with disaster-affected artists, including: glass artists Kevin and Mary Ellen Buxton-Kutch, Alison Ruzsa, andRead More »

CERF+’s New Curriculum for Art Students: Career Protection

Building on the success of a 2012-13 pilot program with four art schools, CERF+ held a second training session on its new career protection curriculum at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, Tennessee, on October 12-13, 2013. Nine invited faculty and career services staff, representing the professional… Read More »

“HANDBUILT for CERF+” Conference Raises $10,000

Over the weekend the "HANDBUILT for CERF+" conference raised $10,000 for CERF+'s programs and services. Held at the Montgomery County Community College and organized by Sandi Pierantozzi and Neil Patterson, this 3 day gathering featured handbuiling demonstrations from a number of acclaimed artists, including Lana… Read More »

A Season for CERF+ Begins September 1st

Our favorite season begins Sunday: A Season for CERF+

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CERF+‘s NEW Biennial Report Now Online

CERF+ is pleased to share its latest biennial report, which outlines our programmatic and organizational activities from October 1, 2010 through September 30, 2012. We take great pride in being a small, national arts organization that makes a profound… Read More »

Meg Brazill Joins CERF+ Staff

In May, CERF+ welcomed Meg Brazill to our staff as Public Relations and Outreach Associate. Meg is a writer, editor, and self-described information maven who has more than twenty years of experience working in—and writing about—the arts. She has managed performing… Read More »

New CERF+ Brochure Available

CERF+ has created a new brochure and we want to share it with you. The tri-fold, four-color brochure highlights all of the facets of our work, from our emergency relief assistance for craft artists to our  emergency preparedness resources that benefit all artists. Please contact… Read More »

Join CERF+ in Celebrating MayDay All Month Long

May 1 has been designated by cultural institutions to promote preparedness, and in recent years, artists and arts organizations have joined in. It is a month before hurricane season, and tornadoes and spring floods are already underway, so what better way to celebrate MayDay than by taking at least one step towards… Read More »

Featuring New Artist Stories

Nobody can explain the importance of CERF+’s work better than the artists who have received our emergency relief assistance or benefitted from our information and education services. We are pleased post 10 new testimonials written by artists we’ve served. They describe a range of circumstances and challenges… Read More »

CERF+ Newsletter Now Online

CERF+'s latest newsletter is now available online. In this issue you’ll find stories of artists who are rebuilding in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, as well as an update on what CERF+ and other organizations have been doing to support these and other artists affected by the storm. You can find this newsletter,… Read More »

CERF+ on the Road

CERF+ will be attending a number of events and conferences around the country in the coming months. Visit the Events section of our website to see if we will be in your neighborhood. 

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