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

CERF: Craft Emergency Relief Fund
Actors Fund
Met Council On Jewish Poverty
Legal Survival
Artist Help Network
Musician Recovery Fund
Pen Writers Fund
The Dramatists Guild Fund
The National Music Foundation
The Rhythm & Blues Foundation
Screen Actors Guild Foundation
Society for Singers
The Authors League Fund
Motion Picture & Television Fund
Aid for AIDS
Career Transition for Dancers
Actors Fund of America
Aid to Artisans
American Society of Journalists
Mayer Foundation
NY Times Neediest Cases Fund
Musicians Assistance Program
Will Rogers Memorial Fund


Indian Artist Disaster Relief Fund

Tumacacacori, AZ
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.