Create your arts organization's business continuity plan, because the unexpected, won't-happen-to-me,
I-don't-want-to-think-about-it actually does happen.

Be ArtsReady.

What is ArtsReady?

ArtsReady, an online emergency preparedness service by and for arts/cultural nonprofits, provides arts organizations with customized business continuity plans for post-crisis sustainability. Learn More.

Why do readiness planning?

  • To protect community and cultural assets.
  • To demonstrate sustainability to investors.
  • To show mitigated risk to insurance companies.
  • To be able to get up and running after crisis.

September is National Preparedness Month

As of Friday, August 30, Hurricane Dorian may be a Category 4 when it reaches the southeast U.S. coast this weekend. Florida, Georgia and South Carolina may be severely impacted. If you are in the projected area of impact, please take measures to be safe, and take reasonable steps to protect your arts organization or studio. You can find information about preparing your facility for a shutdown and sheltering collections (see Featured Articles to the right). FAIC offers free emergency response assistance to cultural organizations with collections. If you need to protect, or salvage, collections and archival material including artworks, textiles/costumes, paper, props, and other physical materials, see the article "Collecting Institutions: Prepare for Impact" which provides a 24-hour free hotline to talk with a professional conservator. If you are not in the storm’s path, please take time NOW to work on your readiness plan while your status is Calm.

ArtsReady is pleased to share a number of easy and free/inexpensive tools and resources to help. See our current ArtsReady Library Features (to right), and explore the growing list of readiness planning resources (below).

Readiness resources include the ArtsReady online planning platform (See Join, above - many arts organizations can receive a deep discount.)

The Performing Arts Readiness Project (PAR) offers free webinars on many aspects of arts preparedness. More are scheduled, and previous webinars have been recorded and are available on demand. See the full list of offerings and register here.

Our colleagues at NCAPER (the National Coalition for Arts' Preparedness and Emergency Response) have Hurricane Preparedness Tips for Visual Artists, and Performing and Literary Artists, in both English and Spanish.

CERF+ Artists Emergency Resources

CERF+ offers the new Studio Safety Guide, in addition to its longstanding resource The Studio Protector. Learn more!

Watch for the rollout of ArtsReady 2.0 later this fall!

Sign up for a free ArtsReady Basic Membership!

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