Help for the Carolinas: Essential Arts Recovery Resources

ArtsReady Members in the Carolinas:

ArtsReady is fully cognizant of the current challenges facing your state. The damages to your roads, homes, businesses, and utility systems due to severe flooding are broadcasted nationwide and we are deeply sorrowed by the devastation.

As you assess the continued impact to your organization and begin to plan on how you’ll get your operations and programs back up and running, please remember to reach out to us for assistance. There are arts-specific and general recovery resources listed on our website on our Library and Useful Links pages. We’d be more than happy to also provide you with recovery tips and resources that are suitable to the unique setup of your arts agency.

As your capacity to endure a disaster is currently tested – know that you have a friend in the arts industry who understands the challenges you face. Our focus at ArtsReady is solely on the mitigation of your losses.

We want you to keep your doors open, no matter what! Feel free to contact an ArtsReady team-member directly at


ArtsReady Battle Buddy System: If you are an arts organization in distress, please contact, or 404-874-7244 × 31 to request assistance from the ArtsReady community.

AIC-CERT Free emergency response conservation teams for museums, libraries, archives and other institutions with damage to collections.
[link to this info] The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation (FAIC) offers free emergency response assistance to cultural organizations in the storm’s path. Call our 24-hour hotline at 202.661.8068 for free advice by phone. Call 202.661.8068 to arrange for a volunteer team to come to the site at no cost to complete a damage assessment and help organize salvage operations.

CERF+: Offers The Studio Protector, The Artist’s Guide to Emergencies, online guidance on salvage and recovery for individual artists; and emergency grants and loans to craft artists.

The Actors Fund connects the arts community to social service and mental health resources, state-by-state disaster resources, and direct social service and financial assistance to all performing arts and entertainment professionals. [On top of the home page, highlight “Services and Programs,” then “External Resources,” then click on your state on the map.; 1-800-221-7303 (New York); 1-888-825-0911 (Los Angeles).]

NYFA NYFA source also lists emergency resources for the national arts community. [In lower left-hand corner, click on “Emergency Resources,” then “A. Current Disaster Resources” for state-by-state information. They also list “General Disaster Resources.” Hotline: 1-800-232-2789.]


Omar Nelson



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