Through our emergency relief assistance program, CERF+ provides direct services to craft artists facing career-threatening crises. We also engage in a variety of outreach activities that help us serve a much larger population of artists and benefit the greater craft community. For these educational, research, and advocacy initiatives, we often collaborate with organizations within and beyond the craft field.
Since 2010, CERF+ has been developing new training opportunities and information tools on emergency planning and business insurance targeted to arts professionals who teach or provide services to studio artists.
CERF+ conducts and disseminates research surveys that document the impact of our emergency relief assistance, key economic and demographic factors about the careers of craft artists, and trends and needs within the craft field.
CERF+ both undertakes public awareness campaigns within the crafts community and provides a voice for craft artists in government and public policy issues relating to emergency relief, readiness, and sustaining a career in the arts.