California Arts Council

State of California

Emergency Aid for Craft Artists in Northern California Fire Zone

CERF+ offers assistance

Published: 08-23-2012
CERF+, the national emergency preparedness and response organization, announces that emergency relief assistance is available for professional craft artists seriously affected by the Northern California wildfires.

If, as a craft artist, you have suffered loss, contact CERF+ when you are able. If you are an arts organization with constituents in the affected areas, please pass this information on and/or contact CERF+ directly.

CERF+'s programs include:

  • Grants up to $2,500;
  • No-interest loans up to $8,000;
  • Booth fee waivers at craft shows;
  • Discounts on materials and equipment from suppliers and manufacturers; and
  • Assistance with business development through referrals to consultants and other low or no-cost resources.

For eligibility requirements and more detailed information, please click here or contact CERF+ at:

PO Box 838
Montpelier, VT 05601
ph: (802) 229-2306
fx: (802) 223-6484

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