“Get Ready” Grants / Funding

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How would you use $500 to protect your career? Ted Lott, a woodworker in Grand Rapids, Michigan, completed a cloud backup of his hard drive containing his artwork inventory, records, and photos. Ted reflects: “The money I received helped me accomplish important tasks on my long term business plan. These are not the fun making things in the studio kind of tasks, but important things that will protect me in the event of a catastrophe. By receiving the grant, I was able to move forward on things I had been putting off for far too long!”

Thanks to a grant from The Mortensen Get Ready Fund, twenty artists will receive $500 grants to take important measures to safeguard their careers. In addition to this fund, CERF+ has support from the Flamboyan Arts Fund and GlobalGiving to support Get Ready projects for artists in Puerto Rico. We will also be supporting artists pursuing legacy planning activities through the Meg Ostrum Crafting Your Legacy Fund. The deadline for applications is November 15.

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