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.

Tropical Storm Barry

As of Friday, June 12: Tropical Storm Barry will make landfall Saturday along the northern Gulf Coast, spreading widespread torrential rain up the lower Mississippi Valley, leading to major river flooding and flash flooding in parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas, along with storm-surge flooding and high winds near the coast. If you are in the projected area of impact, be safe. You can find information about preparing your facility for a shutdown and sheltering collections (see Featured Articles to the right). 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 this month's ArtsReady Library Features, 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.

Registration is now open for the 2019 Event Safety Summit!

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 this fall!

Sign up for a free ArtsReady Basic Membership!

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