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.

Prepare for Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma is headed to Florida and the southeastern U.S. Make sure your organization is prepared with this list of guidance and resources. If you’re not in the storm’s projected path, take this opportunity to start or update your readiness plan.

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South Arts and ArtsReady are members of both the Performing Arts Readiness (PAR) project and the National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness and Emergency Response. Staff and partner organizations are monitoring damage and response efforts from Hurricane Harvey in Houston, south and central Texas, and western Louisiana, as well as observing the approach of Hurricane Irma. We are in contact with leaders from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts, Mid-America Arts Alliance, Florida Division of the Arts, and the Louisiana Division of the Arts, as well as with other regional and national arts organizations, to assess the impact to arts facilities, companies and artists and provide information on preparation and recovery resources.

Statement on Hurricane Harvey

Our thoughts go out to our colleagues in Louisiana and Texas this week.

Check back here for information on supporting Louisiana artists and organizations.

Click here to contribute to Texas artists and arts organizations.

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