West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture & History

CERF+ relief assistance


CERF+ would like to make sure that any professional artist working in a craft discipline seriously affected by the flooding 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 $6,000;
?         No-interest loans up to $9,000;
?         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

Disaster Recovery Resources for Artists

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
New York Foundation for the Arts’ national artists’ emergency resource list in NYFA Source

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.

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Please contact me if you have questions,

Les Snow
Program Manager


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