Island News: Hurricane Aid for Stricken Artists

 From Craft Emergency Relief Fund and Artists Relief Services (CERF+), via Suzi Bond:
CERF+ would like to make sure that any professional craft artist seriously affected by the [Tropical Storm Iselle] is aware of the emergency relief assistance available from CERF+.

If, as a craft artist, you suffer losses, please contact us when able. If, as an arts organization representative, you know of craft 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.

CERF+’s programs include:

Grants up to $4,000;
No-interest loans up to $8,000;
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

CERF+ on Facebook

CERF+ Artists Relief Exchange for All Artists in Need

The CERF+ Artists’ Relief Exchange connects artists’ needs with offers of free assistance. If you are an artist recovering from an emergency, post your needs here! Or, if you have things to donate that an artist may need, post them here!

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 post-disaster cleanup effort, as well as disaster planning resources.

Here are links to the Cleanup, Salvage and Volunteer Management sections of the Web site: CERF+

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