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​SAVE THE DATES: March 13 & 14

CERF+ will be offering one 2-day session of its signature “Cover Your A’s: Art, Assets + Archives” training program in Wilmington & Newark, Delaware on March 13-14, 2020.

Artists and craftspeople tend to feel most happy and productive when they’re making art. Sometimes, though, life can have other plans—from the predictable stress of moving to a new studio to the unexpected headache of having to clean out a flooded one; from taxes and insurance to accidents and illness. That’s why it’s vitally important for artists to make preparedness part of their practices, by learning the art of CYA – Cover Your A’s: Art, Assets + Archives.”

Over the last several years, CERF+ has pioneered new tools and educational opportunities to improve artists’ disaster readiness and resilience at all career levels. CERF+’s CYA Training is a unique educational program with two goals in mind: resilience and sustainability. Originally designed to teach art school faculty and staff, arts professionals, and arts administrators the basics of artist career protection, these tips and tools, are now being made available to all visual artists and craftspeople.

CERF+ will present one, 2-day CYA Training session. We will spend one day at each location:

o Friday March 13, Christina Cultural Arts Center, 705 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE 19801, 302-652-0101,

o Saturday, March 14, Newark Arts Alliance, 276 E. Main St., Suite 102, Newark, DE 19711, 302-266-7266,

Participants will receive CERF+’s Studio Protector: The Artists’ Guide to Emergencies, our Business Insurance Guide, and our CYA Teaching Guide. Topics of discussion typically include:

• Why Career Protection Matters

• Managing Risk + Studio Safety

• Documentation + Self Storage

• Business Insurance Coverage

• Small Business

• Artist Health + Wellness

• Contracts + Copyright

The session is limited to 20 people, so advance reservation is required. Typically, a $50 fee—which includes lunch and all CYA Training Session materials—is charged. However, thanks to a generous grant from the University of Delaware’s Partnership for Arts and Culture, we are able to off this workshop to you free of charge. Registration details will be forthcoming shortly.

Background on Cover Your A’s

In 2012 and 2013, CERF+ began working with a small pilot group of art schools to develop Cover Your A’s (CYA), a curriculum package and faculty training program. Since then, over thirty institutions have participated in CYA Training, including California College of the Arts, MICA, Otis College of Art and Design, RISD, and SVA. This event was made possible by a grant from the University of Delaware’s Partnership for Arts & Culture (PAC), with additional support from CERF+, the University of Delaware’s Department of Art & Design, as well as in-kind donations of space and time from our two host institutions, the Christina Cultural Arts Center and the Newark Arts Alliance. We are very thankful for their support!

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  • Department of Art & Design
  • 104 Recitation Hall
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-2244