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 building and sustaining a resilient career.
Here is a list of the panelists:
Nicole Cipriano, a leather designer and business owner in Portland will share her experience recovering from a studio flood.
Amarette Gregor, an emerging metalsmith and jeweler in Portland will share how she is protecting and preparing for her career as an artist and business owner.
Kathleen Lansing, a Business Counselor at the Oregon Small Business Development Center Network will discuss strategies + resources for career resilience.
Clackamas County Cultural Coalition – Learn about grants that can help fund the gap when an unexpected need arises that impacts artists and prevents them from pursuing their work.

The first 80 people to register and attend the CERF+ Panel Discussion will receive a free Studio Protector Wall Guide: The Artists Guide to Emergencies.