North Charleston, SC - October 2015. Photo by Ryan Johnson.
CERF+ would like to make sure that any professional artist working in a craft discipline seriously affected by the disaster is aware of the emergency relief assistance available from CERF+.
If, as an artist, you have suffered loss, please contact us when able. If, as an arts organization representative, you know of artists in the disaster areas, or plan to correspond with your artist constituents in the near future, please pass this information on. If there are organizations that directly work with artists in your community that you think we should know about, please send us their contact information.
Direct Assistance to Artists Working in Craft Disciplines
CERF+’s programs include:
- Grants up to $5,000;
- No-interest loans up to $8,500;
- Booth fee waivers at craft shows;
- Discounts on materials and equipment from suppliers and manufacturers;
- Assistance with business development through referrals to consultants and other low or no-cost resources
For eligibility requirements and more detailed information, please visit the Emergency Relief section of our website or contact us at:
PO Box 838
Montpelier, VT 05601
ph: (802) 229-2306
fx: (802) 223-6484
Studio Protector: Emergency Preparedness and Recovery Information for Artists
The CERF+ Studio Protector website has extensive information and resources designed to help artists and those helping them in the disaster recovery effort, as well as disaster planning resources.
- Getting help from FEMA and other major relief providers
- Disaster aid provided by arts related organizations
- Managing disaster recovery volunteers and volunteering
- Tips for disaster clean-up
- Salvage and e-salvage tips
- Rebounding after a disaster
- Video interviews with artists who have been through disasters
South Carolina flood related recovery resources:
- FEMA S.C. flooding disaster declaration page
- S.C. Arts Commission homepage
- S.C. Emergency Management Division homepage
- S.C. Bar Association free legal assistance for flood victims
- S.C. Small Business Administration offices
Stay in Touch with CERF+
We rely on people like you to let us know when an artist has been affected by a disaster. Help us help artists in need by staying in touch with CERF+. Join our mailing list to receive these notices and other CERF+ information aimed at safeguarding and sustaining the careers of craft artists and providing emergency resources that benefit all artists.