Since 2017, CERF+’s Get Ready Grants have awarded 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. In response to the continuing changes that artists are making to the careers as a result of COVID-19, this cycle we will also be supporting artists in acquiring career skills and business assets required in the current and post-pandemic creative economy. Artists are encouraged to use the Risk Assessment activity to generate ideas.
This cycle will begin accepting applications on March 31st and will close on April 21, 2021. Priority will be given to Black, Indigenous, People of Color and folk and traditional artists.
Thanks to funding the from Center for Disaster Philanthropy, The Karma Foundation, and The Mortenson Get Ready Fund at least one hundred artists will receive grants of up to $500 to take important measures to safeguard and pivot their careers. In addition, CERF+ has support from GlobalGiving to support Get Ready projects for artists in Puerto Rico; and we will be supporting artists pursuing legacy planning activities through the Meg Ostrum Crafting Your Legacy Fund. Finally, through a generous sponsorship from Artwork Archive, one grantee per cycle will receive a lifetime Master subscription to their inventory management platform.