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Fund increases emergency grant and loan dollars

The Craft Emergency Relief Fund increased the amount of its emergency financial assistance grants and loans for eligible craft artists.

The fund’s emergency grants now provide up to $5,000 in immediate help to eligible craft artists after career-threatening emergencies. Its no-interest emergency recovery loans now provide up to $8,500 to help craft artists re-establish, improve or possibly expand the artist’s business after an emergency.

“Thanks to the fantastic response of our generous donors to the campaign for [the fund’s] future, we are very pleased to be able to increase the amounts of both our grants and no-interest loans. These funds provide such critical support to artists recovering and rebuilding after disasters,” executive director Cornelia Carey said in a statement.

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