CERF+ Offers Assistance to Artists Affected by Gatlinburg Fires

From Les Snow, CERF+ Program Manager  —

CERF+ LogoCERF+ would like to make sure that any professional artist working in a craft discipline seriously affected by the Gatlinburg wildfire 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:

535 Stone Cutters Way, Suite 202
Montpelier, VT 05602
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.

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