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CERF+ (Craft Emergency Relief Fund) | The Artists’ Safety Net

  • Services offered
  • Emergency Funds
  • Grants
  • Disciplines
  • Ceramic Artists
  • Painters
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  • Illustrators
  • Emergency assistance

Guidelines of assistance

Craft and folk artists whose materials, studios, or capability to produce art have been impacted by an emergency circumstance can fill out the online application form for emergency funding and grants.


The Craft Emergency Relief Fund provides financial assistance up to $6,000, and no-interest loans up to $9,000, to eligible artists whose studios, homes, or access to artistic production have been lost. Emergency relief assistance includes grants, no-interest loans, booth fee waivers, and discounts on supplies and equipment. The “Get Ready” Grants encourage artists in craft disciplines to pursue emergency preparedness by providing funding for activities that can help safeguard their studios.

Last updated Jan 23, 2018
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