- THE MAGAZINE
In late April 2011, violent tornadoes caused wreckage and devastation across the southern U.S., but the Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF+) is providing assistance to craft artists in the area. In an attempt to reach out to the community, CERF+ has sent emails to arts organizations, studios, and individual artists who reside in Alabama and the surrounding states. Director of Programs Craig Nutt has also visited the disaster area. CERF+'s artist emergency resources include grants, loans, materials discounts, and consultation services. For more information on the tornado disaster outreach, visit http://craftemergency.org/events/tornado-disaster-outreach/.