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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.
Readiness Planning Put to the Test at a University Performing Arts Center?
The Rialto Center for the Arts located on Georgia State University’s campus is a center piece theatre in Atlanta. The Rialto is not only a pride and joy of the university and its 50,000 plus students – it is also a treasure to the local community and the arts industry it serves. First built in 1916 as a movie theatre, the Rialto was reconstructed in 1994 into a first-class performance hall. After over 20 years of presenting, the Rialto’s resilience was tested when a severe storm threatened the production of two performances scheduled for January 23 and 24, 2016. Dance Canvas, a highly esteemed Atlanta-based company in the performing arts industry, was set to perform their nationally acclaimed series “Introducing the Next Generation” at the Rialto. Read more…