As of January 20, 2023
CERF+/The Artists Safety Net (https://cerfplus.org/)
Cultural institutions and arts organizations can call the National Heritage Responders hotline: 202.661.8068
Museums with damage to their collections may be eligible for FAIC funding/assistance for an assessment: https://www.culturalheritage.org/resources/collections-care/cap/emergency-cap.
Funders and service organizations can learn ways to streamline and expedite assistance to artists and organizations through The Essential Guidelines for Arts Responders Organizing in the Aftermath of Disaster - https://www.ncaper.org/post/essential-guidelines-for-arts-responders-organizing-in-the-aftermath-of-disaster.
For questions about salvaging heirlooms and other objects/artifacts can email the National Heritage Responders at NHRpublichelpline@culturalheritage.org, and HENTF’s (the Heritage Emergency National Task Force). Save Your Family Treasures guidance is available at https://www.fema.gov/assistance/save-family-treasures.
You and/or your organization may be eligible for FEMA assistance if you are in an area designated under a presidentially-declared disaster. To help demystify federal disaster relief, read An Arts Field Guide to Federal Disaster Relief, available free online in English and Spanish: https://www.ncaper.org/general-8-1.
If you've been affected, you should immediately submit a request for Public Assistance, as there is a short window of time to do so. Information is updated frequently on this page as new areas of California receive disaster declarations: https://news.caloes.ca.gov/2023-winter-storms-recovery/. The Arts Field Guide (link above) helps walk you through the steps.