Since 2017, CERF+’s Get Ready Grants have awarded up to $500 to individual artists working in craft disciplines to conduct activities that will help safeguard their studios, protect their careers and prepare for emergencies. In response to the continuing changes that artists are making to the careers as a result of COVID-19, this cycle we will also be supporting artists in acquiring career skills and business assets required in the current and post-pandemic creative economy. Artists are encouraged to use the Risk Assessment activity to generate ideas.
This cycle will begin accepting applications on February 1st and will close on February 22, 2022. Priority will be given to Black, Indigenous, People of Color and folk and traditional artists. Forty grants will be awarded this cycle.