2:00 – 3:30 pm

Are You Prepared?
CERF+ The Artists Safety Net
Limited Space

Jenifer Simon, Director of Programs from CERF+, leads this discussion exploring the reality that an artist’s life has its ups and downs – some predictable, others not. CERF+ envisions a future where working artists thrive with a safety net of resources to sustain and protect their art, livelihood and career.   In this panel, local artists will share how they have been affected by setbacks both large and small and discuss how they have recovered or adapted their practice to be more resilient. Representatives from local arts and business organizations will talk about resources that support, or are relevant to a resilient career.
Here is a list of the representatives from local arts & business organizations that will be speaking:

Kathleen Lansing, Business Counselor at the Clackamas County Small Business Development center.

Nicole Cipriani, a leather designer from Portland, OR. http://ciprianodesigns.com. Her studio flooded several years ago and she has a lot to share about her experiences.

Amarette Gregor, a young metalsmith from Portland, OR. She will share how she is protecting and preparing for her career.

Clackamas County Cultural Coalition – will share about grants that can help fund the gap when an unexpected need arises that impacts artists and prevents them from pursuing their art.