Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Emergency Assistance for Artists Affected by New England Flooding

The Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) has issued assistance information
for professional craft artists affected by the flooding disaster occuring in New England:

Important Disaster Relief info for Craft Artists -From CERF

From the Craft Emergency Relief Fund:

CERF would like to make sure that any professional craft artist who has been seriously affected by the flooding is aware of the disaster relief assistance available from CERF.

If, as a craft artist, you have suffered loss, please contact us when able. If, as an arts organization representative, you know of craft artists in the flood area, 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.

CERF’s programs include:

* Grants up to $1,500;
* Loans up to $8,000;
* 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 click here or contact us at:

Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF)
PO Box 838
Montpelier, VT 05601

ph: (802) 229-2306
fx: (802) 223-6484

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