CERF+ Craft Emergency Relief Fund

This message is going out to CERF+’s contacts in the Colorado counties affected by the recent flooding, as well as statewide arts organizations. Our thoughts are with you and your loved ones, and we hope you have been able to avoid loss from the devastating flooding.

CERF+ would like to make sure that any professional craft artist seriously affected by the disaster is aware of the emergency relief assistance available from CERF+.

If, as a craft artist, you have suffered loss, 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.

Direct Assistance to Craft Artists

CERF+’s programs include:

  • Grants up to $3,000;
  • 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



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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 and Salvage sections of the website.



The Studio Protector also has information on getting help from other relief providers and the arts sector. This information can be found at www.studioprotector.org/OnlineGuide/DisasterRelief.aspx.

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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Les Snow
Program Manager

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