What would you save first if a hurricane or tornado were headed your way?
How would you go about salvaging the wreckage after a flood or earthquake?
Do you have a fire safety plan in place?
Even if you don’t live in a place considered to be prone to natural disasters, you still need to be prepared for more localized disasters like studio fires and broken pipes.
Enter The Studio Protector
The Studio Protector (The Artist’s Guide to Emergencies) was created by the esteemed Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF), whose mission is to strengthen and sustain the careers of artists by building emergency readiness and relief support.
The Studio Protector–which is wall-mounted, like a calendar–helps you create and implement a plan. It features two spinning wheel charts that explain how artists can plan ahead for emergencies and reduce the impact of a disaster. Five “pocket protectors” or pullout guides provide detailed information about what to do in the minutes before a disaster strikes, how to clean up after a calamitous event and how to salvage fire and water damaged items.
The Studio Protector wall version also coordinates with an online e-version that goes more into depth on disaster readiness, response, and recovery.
The Studio Protector is only $16 and proceeds go to support the production and distribution of artists’ emergency resources. This would be a great gift for any artist, but make sure you also have one of your own. Find out how to order.
I’m a huge fan of and donor to CERF and receive nothing for promoting this–other than the satisfaction of helping you prepare for an emergency and further supporting CERF's efforts.