Emergency Artist Relief Resources
CERF+ has an emergency relief fund for craft artists (woodworkers, ceramicists, fiber arts, glass artists, etc.). If you hear of any craft artists that have been affected by these storms, please encourage them to apply here.
For other artists, below are a few resources that we hope you find useful.
· CERF+’s Get Help page has links to relief from agencies, arts organizations, and other resources.
· Entertainment Community Fund’s Social Services and Emergency Financial Assistance – provides temporary financial assistance to those with documented financial need due to unforeseen circumstances.
· Entertainment Community Fund’s Artists Health Insurance Resource Center – Useful healthcare resources including information about how to negotiate with hospitals to lower your medical bills.
· NYFA Emergency Resources is a centralized source of information for artists in the United States and its territories.
· MusiCares – financial and addiction recovery assistance for music industry professionals
· Sweet Relief Musicians Fund – provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians and music industry workers who are struggling to make ends meet while facing physical or mental health issues, disability, or age-related problems.
- Cultural institutions and arts organizations affected by the flooding can call the National Heritage Responders hotline: 202.661.8068. The National Heritage Responders, a team of trained conservators and collections care professionals administered by the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation, are available 24/7 to provide advice and guidance.
- Members of the public who have questions about saving family heirlooms can email the National Heritage Responders at NHRpublichelpline@culturalheritage.org.
- HENTF’s Save Your Family Treasures guidance is available at Save Your Family Treasures | FEMA.gov. Here you can find the downloadable FEMA fact sheets “After the Flood: Advice for Salvaging Damaged Family Treasures” and “Salvaging Water-Damaged Family Valuables and Heirlooms,” available in multiple languages.