CERF+, National Call for Applicants: Artists “Get Ready” Grants

CERF+, National Call for Applicants: Artists “Get Ready” Grants

Deadline: May 15th, 2019

CERF+’s Get Ready Grants award up to $500 to individual artists working in craft disciplines to conduct activities that will help safeguard their studios, protect their careers and prepare for emergencies. Artists are encouraged to use the Risk Assessment activity to generate ideas and review recommended activities in the Get Ready and Studio Safety sections of their website.

To be eligible for a “Get Ready” Grant, applicants must:

  • Be a practicing artist with an ongoing history of producing a body of work in a craft discipline or disciplines. Craft is the creation of original objects through the skillful manipulation of materials. These materials were traditionally considered to be clay, fiber, metal, wood, or glass. However, today’s artist working in a craft discipline may also employ concrete, plastic, synthetic fibers, recycled materials and other non-traditional materials. Craft objects may be functional or nonfunctional, but both types derive part of their meaning from their association with traditional functional forms such as chairs, vessels, garments or implements, and/or their association with cultural tradition. Qualities that contribute to the success of a craft object include the skill of the maker, the use of the material, the refinement of the design, the originality of expression, its cultural significance – or all of these.
  • Be a legal U.S. resident.
  • Have not previously received a Get Ready Grant.

Website link for more information and eligibility: https://cerfplus.org/get-ready/get-ready-grants/

About: CERF+ was started by artists for artists in the craft community as a grassroots mutual aid effort in 1985 and has since emerged as the leading nonprofit organization that uniquely focuses on safeguarding artists’ livelihoods nationwide. CERF+ serves artists who work in craft disciplines by providing a safety net to support strong and sustainable careers. Our core services are education programs, advocacy, network building and emergency relief. CERF+ is readiness, relief resilience for studio artists, ensuring that they are as protected as the work they create. CERF+ is a 501(c)(3) public charity.

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