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In 2017, CERF+ will award “Get Ready” Grants of up to $500 to individual artists and up to $1,500 to groups of artists in two grant cycles. The “Get Ready” Grant Program encourages awareness of and provides funding for artists to conduct activities that will help safeguard their studios, protect their careers and implement other safety measures to help artists build and sustain strong and resilient careers. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis.
Grant Cycle 1
Applications submitted by August 15, 2017 Award announcement: September 1, 2017
Grant Cycle 2
Applications submitted by November 15, 2017 Award announcement: December 1, 2017
Grant funds may be used to purchase goods and/or services that will have a direct impact on protecting an artist’s career and increasing emergency readiness. 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 the CERF+ website.
Examples of eligible activities include:
Business Protection Business insurance Inventory software Business planning for continuity and contingencies Creating secure business record-keeping systems Studio Safeguards Safety equipment Upgrading studio and/or equipment to improve studio health and safety Contractor consulting Purchasing safer materials and supplies Emergency/Disaster Readiness Emergency tools, supplies and equipment Upgrading studio to reduce disaster risk Contractor consulting Theft protection measures Career Protection Legacy or estate planning Financial planning services Documentation or digitization of artwork and/or related records Legal counsel Enrolling in a professional development course or workshop to enhance career protection
For full information including eligiblity and application instructions, visit https://cerfplus.org/get-ready-portal/get-ready-grants/ or contact Les Snow at firstname.lastname@example.org, 802.229.2306.