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Statement on Hurricane Harvey

Statement on Hurricane Harvey
August 30, 2017

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

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.

We are in contact with leaders from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Texas Commission on 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.

We will post updates on recovery efforts as we receive them on this website and our Facebook and Twitter feeds. For performing arts and cultural heritage organizations needing recovery assistance, please contact PAR Project Director Tom Clareson via email at tom.clareson@lyrasis.org or via phone or text at 614-439-1796 and he will put you in contact with the PAR Partner(s) who can provide you with the most appropriate assistance. For all artists and organizations, the Texas Commission on the Arts has collected resource information here: http://www.arts.texas.gov/resources/hurricane-harvey-resources/. The TCA and LDA are also working to assess the impact of Hurricane Harvey on the arts field in Texas and Louisiana.

Texas artists and arts organizations: Please check in with them (arts organizations & professional artists): email to jbmcmillan@arts.state.tx.us, or call 512/936-6572.

Information about Louisiana arts resources will be posted soon.

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Mollie Quinlan-Hayes

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08/30/17

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