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 is a web-based emergency preparedness platform designed to provide arts and cultural 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.

May Day Preparedness

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra was just one of countless arts organizations impacted by recent civil unrest. Due to official curfews, they’ve had to cancel or reschedule a number of events. They also stepped forward, as artists often do, to unify their community. On April 29, they held the #BSOPeace concert outdoors for free because “we could all use a little music in our lives right about now.” And, indeed, it brought hundreds of people together for a shared arts experience.

May Day is a national day to encourage preparedness. Any of us may experience a crisis that impacts our artwork, our organization, our community. Are you ready? Do you have a plan and know how you would respond to the unexpected? How would you share important news with your constituents in the immediacy of the moment? ArtsReady encourages you to develop, or enhance, your readiness plan. Start today, work on a little bit at a time, and you can then say “Yes! We’re ready!” Learn more.

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