We recommend the following sites for obtaining financial or any other kind of assistance.
CERF: Craft Emergency Relief Fund The mission of CERF is to strengthen and sustain the careers of craft artists across the United States. CERF accomplishes its mission through direct financial and educational assistance to craft artists, including emergency relief assistance, business development support, and resources and referrals on topics such as health, safety, and insurance.
CHANGE, INC. – Established in 1970 by Robert Rauschenberg to assist professional artists in all disciplines in need of emergency aid. CHANGE, INC, PO Box 54, Captiva, Fla 33924 Ph 212-473-3742 Sweet Relief Musicians Fund 65 South Grand Ave #209 – Pasadena, CA 91105 Ph 626 792 2858 :: Fax 626 792 2899 :: Toll Free 888 955 7880
Indian Artist Disaster Relief Fund
Provides funds for American Indian artists who have suffered losses through death, long term illness or other tragedy.
New York Artists Equity Association
Interest free loans for health insurance and emergency medical aid to visual artists living in the NY tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT) Maximum loan: $2000 People to People Fund – (845) 343-1663 / Must reside in Orange, Ulster, Sullivan or Pike Counties – Helps individuals who are normally self sufficient but are unable to do so when a sudden financial emergency arises.
Artists Health Insurance Resource Center
Provides the art community with the information necessary to make informed choices about individual and small business group health insurance options.