Grants CERF+ Artists “Get Ready” Grant
U.S. National Deadline: August 15, 2017 – 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.
ARTIST ELIGIBILITY & ACTIVITIES
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:
- Business Protection – business insurance, inventory software, business continuity planning, creating secure business record-keeping systems
- Studio Safeguards – safety equipment, improvements to studio health and safety, purchasing safer materials and supplies
- Emergency/Disaster Readiness emergency tools, supplies and equipment, studio upgrades to reduce disaster risk, theft protection measures
- 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 online. The 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.
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