9 May 2018

Grants CERF+ Artists “Get Ready” Grant

Craft Emergency Relief FundMontpelier, Vermont, United States

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Opportunity Description

U.S. National Deadline: May 15, 2018 – CERF+ announces new Artists “Get Ready” Grants to help artists working in craft disciplines safeguard their studios, protect their careers and prepare for emergencies. Up to 10 grants ($500 for individual artists and $1,500 for groups of artists) will be awarded on a competitive basis in two grant cycles to eligible artists towards the purchase of goods or services that will have a direct impact on increasing their emergency readiness.

Artists are encouraged to use CERF+’s Risk Assessment to generate ideas and review recommended activities in the Get Ready and Studio Safety sections of the www.cerfplus.org when applying for the Artists “Get Ready” Grant.

Be an artist or a group of artists with an ongoing history of producing a body of work in a craft discipline or disciplines (such as woodworkers, fiber artists, metalsmiths, glass potters, furniture makers, cultural-based craft, or alternative craft). Be a legal U.S. resident. Eligible activities include:

  1. Business Protection – business insurance, inventory software, business continuity planning, creating secure business record-keeping systems
  2. Studio Safeguards – safety equipment, improvements to studio health and safety, purchasing safer materials and supplies
  3. Emergency/Disaster Readiness emergency tools, supplies and equipment, studio upgrades to reduce disaster risk, theft protection measures
  4. Career Protection – legacy or estate planning, financial planning services, documentation or digitization of artwork and/or related records, legal counsel, enrolling in a professional development course or workshop.

APPLY ONLINE – No Application Fees
Full grant guidelines and application are available onlineThe deadline for Grant Cycle 1 is August 15, 2017.

CERF+ was started by artists for artists in the craft community as a grassroots mutual aid effort in 1985. CERF+ has since emerged as the leading nonprofit organization that uniquely focuses on safeguarding artists’ livelihoods nationwide. CERF+ is readiness, relief and resilience for studio artists, ensuring that they are as protected as the work they create.

535 Stone Cutters Way, Ste 202
Montpelier, VT 05602

Opp Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opp Types: Grants. Opp Tags: $0 Entry/Application Fee, Deadlines 05 May thru June, and Open to U.S. Artists Only. Income: *No Application Fee and Cash or Value Awards.

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