cerf+ New Emergency Relief Guidelines for Folk + Traditional Artists

Posted on: July 12, 2017

Deadline: December 31, 2017

In an effort to assist more artists working in craft disciplines whose work is rooted in and reflective of the cultural life of their community, CERF+ has developed guidelines that specifically address the needs of folk and traditional artists. 

Folk and Traditional artists applying for CERF+ Emergency Relief under these alternate guidelines must have had a recent, serious emergency, but the eligibility guidelines don’t focus on a “career” or a “business.” 

Applicants must document an ongoing history of handmade objects that embody the National Endowment for the Arts’(NEA) definition of folk and traditional arts.