CERF+ Emergency Assistance Inquiry


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CERF+ emergency relief grants provide immediate financial assistance to eligible artists working in craft disciplines after career threatening emergencies. In response to the global health crisis, these grants will focus on artists infected with COVID-19 that incurred significant medical expenses related to treatment or experienced a recent, unforeseen emergency that has been further intensified by the pandemic.


  • One-time cash assistance of $3,000
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  • Eligible artists include those who create work using historically recognized craft materials such as clay, glass, textiles, wood, metal; as well as those who use non-traditional materials, new technologies and experimental approaches
  • You must have experienced a recent, unforeseen emergency or triggering event that has significantly and adversely affected your ability to produce, exhibit or market your work
  • You must have been a legal U.S. resident at the time of the emergency
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This is the emergency assistance inquiry form, not the application form. Complete this inquiry form so CERF+ can determine if you may be eligible to apply for their emergency financial assistance for artists working in craft disciplines. If determined eligible, based on the inquiry information you provide here, they will forward you a link to your application form.

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  • A resume detailing your serious commitment, history and  accomplishments as an artist working in a craft discipline. The resume should list exhibitions and shows; publications featuring your work; awards; education; teaching experiences; and/or any other accomplishments that will help CERF+ evaluate your career as an established artist working in a craft discipline
  • Folk and traditional artists without a resume must provide a statement about the artistic tradition of their practice, how they learned their craft and where they share, sell and/or exhibit their work
  • Five high quality photographs of your art created in a craft discipline in the past five years
  • If you are invited to the next stage, application form documentation requirements can be found here

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