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Is a disaster approaching? Follow these last minute emergency response guides to help you, those around you, and your property weather the disaster.


 Digital Studio Inventory

Smart Prep

Plan ahead to protect your art, your art business assets and yourself in case of an emergency.


 Disaster Planning

Plan to Thrive


Why you need business insurance

Get Insured

Homeowners insurance normally does not cover business property or liability. Find out:

  • Why you may need business insurance
  • How to make smart decisions
  • Where to get it

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Information to help you navigate emergencies and become better prepared to deal with or avoid them altogether...created by artists for artists!

 

Get Help Now!

Get Help from the Arts Sector

Locate grants and loans, counseling, and other resources available to artists recovering from emergencies.

Getting Help from the Arts Sector

Get Help from Relief Providers

Find tips on applying for assistance from FEMA, the SBA and others.

Get Help from Relief Providers

Get Help from Your Community

Your friends, family, and social networks can make a big difference in helping you through disaster recovery.

Getting Help from Your Community

Do's & Don'ts of Clean-Up & Salvage

Tips to help you get organized and work safely in taking the first steps after an emergency. What protective gear and supplies you will need when helping yourself or others.

  • Cleaning up after an emergency.
  • Salvage what you can of your artwork, tools and equipment.
  • e-Salvage electric and electronic equipment and devices.
Salvage Do's and Don'ts

Self-help during Recovery

Check out these resources for taking care of yourself and your art career as you strive to resume work after an emergency.

Self-help during Recovery

 


DISASTERS DON'T ALWAYS HAVE NAMES...

An electrical fire or a burst pipe can be as damaging to your business property and your career as a wildfire, a flood or a hurricane.

More artists are affected by everyday personal disasters than by those making the national news.


 

Olivia Huynh Film

Adventures Big and Small

Getting started as an artist can be a big adventure. Learn how to be ready for emergencies big and small in this animated short by Olivia Huynh.

Animation

Getting started as an artist can be a big adventure. Learn how to be ready for emergencies big and small in this animated short by Olivia Huynh.

 Olivia Huynh Film:  Animation

 Adventures Big and Small

 Getting started as an artist can be a big adventure. Learn how to be ready for emergencies big and small in this animated short by Olivia Huynh.

Pier Glass Artists

Hurricane Sandy: Pier Glass Artists

Pier Glass is a glass art studio located in the Red Hook district of Brooklyn, NY. When Hurricane Sandy made landfall, this studio took the brunt of the storm surge.

Hurricane Sandy

Pier Glass is a glass art studio located in the Red Hook district of Brooklyn, NY. When Hurricane Sandy made landfall, this studio took the brunt of the storm surge.

 Pier Glass Artists:  Hurricane Sandy

 Hurricane Sandy: Pier Glass Artists

 Pier Glass is a glass art studio located in the Red Hook district of Brooklyn, NY. When Hurricane Sandy made landfall, this studio took the brunt of the storm surge.

Wildfire Recovery

Jean Cornwell: San Diego Wildfire

Painter, sculptor, and multi-media artist Jean Cornwell discusses how she coped with the emotional stress of a wildfire that destroyed her San Diego area home and studio in 2007.

Painter, sculptor, and multi-media artist Jean Cornwell discusses how she coped with the emotional stress of a wildfire that destroyed her San Diego area home and studio in 2007.

 Wildfire Recovery: 

 Jean Cornwell: San Diego Wildfire

 Painter, sculptor, and multi-media artist Jean Cornwell discusses how she coped with the emotional stress of a wildfire that destroyed her San Diego area home and studio in 2007.

Preparedness Tip of the Month

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 05:00:00 -0500

Myth monsters don’t just lurk in the shadows or under the cover of darkness, too grotesque for the light of day. Sometimes they’re hidden in plain sight, disguised as an average Joe or Josephine. Learn how to protect yourself from the monsters in your midst.  

Myth: My artwork is too unique for a thief to resell

What makes it a Monster:

  • Any artwork and any artist can be a thief’s target.

  • If you use precious gems and metals, then reselling the artwork is not an issue for the thief. The metal will likely be melted down and the gems sold separately...more

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:00:00 -0500

Myths may lie dormant on Monster Island, but when disaster rears its ugly head, they will come down on you like Godzilla’s foot on Tokyo! Knowledge is power and can help you keep your monster under control.

Myth: My studio is covered by my homeowner’s (or renter’s policy)

What Makes it a Monster:

  • The same policy that would cover your studio and its contents if you had a hobby no longer covers it if you use it for business purposes. You are in business if you offer goods or services for sale. It does not matter if you have a business license, either. A web site is enough proof for the insurance adjusters...more

New Artists' Relief Exchange from CERF+

CERF+ Artists' Relief Exchange - a new online tool to connect artists' needs with offers of free assistance. If you are an artist recovering from an emergency, post your needs here! Or, if you have things to donate that an artist may need, post them here!

CERF+ Facebook Feed

During significant disasters, information about sources of assistance and other disaster-related news will be posted to the CERF+ Facebook Page. "Like" CERF+ to get into the flow if this information.

Studio Protector Blog

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 06:00:00 -0500

 If you are attending the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster conference in New Orleans, attend CERF+'s discussion on how the arts contributed to the Hurricane Katrina recovery.

What: Music, Art, and Performance: How The Arts Were Critical To The Recovery Of New Orleans After Hurricane Katrina

When: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 9:45 AM-11:15 AM

Where: National VOAD Conference, Sheraton New Orleans

Tue, 19 Nov 2013 06:00:00 -0600

Hurricane Sandy panel discussion at Industry City in Brooklyn, NY, November 23, 2013.

 

Wed, 05 Jun 2013 06:00:00 -0500

The dedication of a public art work provides an occasion to reflect on the flood stories that inspired it, our vulnerability, and resilience..

The Studio Protector® has two complementary parts:

  • This Online Guide that provides in-depth information including articles, interviews with artists and experts, tips, and annotated resource lists

  • A Wall Guide that provides easy-to-follow checklists for emergency preparation and response (retail price $16)

    The Studio Protector® Wall Guide is an easy to use reference tool with basic checklists for emergency preparation and response. 

    It has easy-to-follow tips for last-minute preparations before an emergency and steps to take after an emergency to get you started on a productive course. It is totally low-tech - no batteries required!

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