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Relief and Recovery for Artists Affected by Wildfires

Posted on: Oct 11, 2017

Americans for the Arts Action Fund expresses its deepest compassion for all those in areas threatened by the current wildfires in Northern California. CERF+ has shared the below information regarding resources for artists and arts organizations who have been affected:


Disaster Relief and Recovery Resources for Artists from CERF+'s Studio Protector:


CERF+ Emergency Relief for Artists Working in Craft Disciplines

If you have experienced a career-threatening loss, please contact relief@cerfplus.org. Their direct financial assistance to artists working in craft disciplines includes:

  • Grants up to $6,000
  • No-interest loans up to $9,000
  • Booth fair waivers at craft shows
  • Discounts on materials and equipment from suppliers and manufacturers

To learn more about eligibility requirements and guidelines, visit the CERF+ website.


Disaster Preparedness Resources for Artists

If your home or studio is threaten by the wildfires and you have time to prepare, we encourage you to take a moment now to review the disaster readiness tips found at CERF+'s Studio Protector.


Additional Studio Protector emergency preparedness tips:

Plan Ahead:

Cover Your Art and Business Assets:

Arts Organizations

If you know of artists in the disaster areas or plan to correspond with them in the near future, please pass this important information along.