For Individual Artists: FREE Studio Protectors Available
June 24, 2010
Inspired by their experiences helping artists recover from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF+) has created an essential tool to help all levels of artists prepare for and recover from natural disasters. The Studio Protector is an easy-to-use informational toolkit that no artist should be without.
"Having lived in Florida all of my life, I know the effects of hurricanes and volatile weather. [This] kit will help provide me with tools to survey the value of my artistic practice, studio and work, to document important information, and to understand how to recuperate and restore in the event of loss due to a natural disaster," says Janis Brothers, an individual artist in Live Oak.
This toolkit provides information and tips to help prevent the loss of a lifetime of irreplaceable work. Small measures taken in advance of an emergency and the proper emergency response can make a huge difference in reducing the loss and time it takes to rebound from a disaster. Florida artists can sign up to receive a Studio Protector kit provided by the Division of Cultural Affairs while supplies last.
To receive your Studio Protector, complete the online form.