Honoring Artist Loss + Recovery in Challenging Times

A Message from Cornelia Carey, Executive Director CERF+, The Artists Safety Net

Like many of you, we at CERF+ are deeply saddened by the recent stories of devastating fires that took the lives and art of artists in Oakland, CA and Gatlinburg, TN. These… Read More »

CERF+ Receives Award of Distinction at ACC Conference

The American Craft Council (ACC) held its 12th national conference, "Present Tense" at Kaneko in Omaha earlier this month.  The conference featured panel and plenary presentations by artists and arts professionals on a… Read More »

Molten Glass Magic Receives Significant Sponsorship

CERF+ is thrilled to announce that its upcoming Los Angeles area magic show, Molten Glass Magic, has attracted $10,000 in sponsorship from businesses, organizations, artists, and individuals around the country.

Molten Glass Magic will be an evening of fun and spectacle featuring the dazzling Eddie "The Great Flambeau"… Read More »

CERF+ Welcomes New Board Members

We are very to announce the addition of four outstanding individuals to the CERF+ Board whose terms commence at CERF+’s Annual Meeting in October 2016.

Tanya… Read More »

On the Ground: Visiting Flood-Affected Louisiana

When it comes to comprehending the aftermath of a disaster, seeing is believing. That's why CERF+ is committed to meeting… Read More »

Artist Responder Training

Artists, arts administrators and emergency management professionals participated in CERF+’s Artist Responder Training and focus group held at the Vermont Arts Council in early September. During the two-hour gathering, artists learned… Read More »

CERF+ Receives 2016 Award of Distinction from the American Craft Council

CERF+ is pleased to announce it will… Read More »

Invitation from CERF+ to Attend Free Artist Responder Training





Artist Responder… Read More »

Karen Karnes 1925 – 2016

Karen Karnes died peacefully in her home in… Read More »

3 Reasons to Visit an Artist’s Studio This Summer: #1 Get VIP access ...

Summer brings small towns and big cities alive with arts and culture festivals, fairs and open artist studios. Whether you're a curious… Read More »

Fully Furnished in Philadelphia

The recent 20th anniversary three-day conference of the Furniture Society (at… Read More »

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.

Polly Allen, collector, artist — Chicago, ILRead More »

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 artists education. Craft artists are some of the most highly educated Americans and they’ve attained… Read More »