The Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF+) has announced a grant focused on artists infected with the COVID-19 virus who require intensive medical care. The fund, started by artists for artists in the craft community as a grassroots mutual aid effort in 1985, has endured as a leading nonprofit emergency fund for artists nationwide.
CERF+ serves craft-discipline artists by providing a safety net for their practice through education programs, advocacy, network building and emergency relief.
Artists should first complete an assistant inquiry form to determine eligibility, after which qualified applicants would be invited to apply. Before filling out an emergency assistance inquiry form, artist should consider the following eligibility requirements and have supporting documents:
- Applicant must be an artist
- Applicant must be a legal US resident
- Applicant must have had a serious, career-threatening recent illness
For more on the Craft Emergency Relief Fund, please visit its website here.