Current News

The latest news about preparedness, current crises, and issues related to readiness and recovery in the arts.

ArtsReady Events


09/28 – 10/02 2015 Performing Arts Exchange. ArtsReady/South Arts Exhibit Table in the Marketplace. Also join us for our Professional Development Session: “Baltimore, Where the Arts Unify” Tuesday 9/29, 9:00 am. Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD

09/09 – 09/12 2015 Arts Midwest Conference. South Arts / ArtsReady Exhibit Table Booth # 437. Service Organization Meeting: Discuss Readiness Planning and Response and the ArtsReady tool with ArtReady’s Membership Manager. Thursday 9/10, 8:00 am, Room 2202. Kansas City Convention Center, Kansas City, MO


08/31 – 09/03 2015 Western Arts Alliance Conference. ArtsReady/South Arts Exhibit Table Booth # 814 Also join us for our Roundtable: “Dress Rehearsal…For a Crisis?” Tuesday, 9/1, 10:30 am. The Westin Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver BC

08/02 – 08/07 2015 Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability Conference. Concurrent Session: Prepare for the Worst! Get Safe, Get ArtsReady! Thursday 4:30pm Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, Arlington, VA


06/17 – 06/20 2015 Chorus America Conference Featured Session: Dress Rehearsal … for a Crisis? Friday 1pm also… Exhibit Table booth Wed – Fri Boston Park Plaza, Boston, MA.

06/12 – 06/14 2015 ArtsReady at Americans for the Arts Annual Convention Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Chicago, IL.


04/14 – 04/15 2015 Culture Connection 2015 – Deep Roots, Inspired Growth Feature Session: Protecting Your Cultural Assets, Wednesday, April 15, Speaker: Mollie Quinlan-Hayes, South Arts Deputy Director, Capitol Park Museum, Baton Rouge, LA.


02/22 2015 Dance/NYC’s 2015 Symposium Featured Session: Prepare for the Worst – Get ArtsReady!? Sunday 2pm Gibney Dance Center, New York, NY.


01/15 – 01/18 2015 Chamber Music America Conference Featured Session: Dress Rehearsal … for a Crisis? Saturday 9am also… Exhibit Table booth Fri – Sat Westin New York at Times Square, New York, NY.

01/09 – 01/13 2015 Association of Performing Arts Presenters Conference Featured Session: Dress Rehearsal … for a Crisis? Monday 10am in the Concourse Parlor also… Exhibit booth in EXPO Hall #55 in the Rhinelander Sat – Sun New York Hilton Midtown, New York, NY.


11/07 – 11/10 2014 ArtsReady at the National Arts Marketing Project Conference! Atlanta, GA.


10/12 – 10/15 2014 ArtsReady at Grantmakers in the Arts! Houston, TX.


09/29 – 10/02 2014 ArtsReady at Performing Arts Exchange! Atlanta, GA.

09/18 – 09/21 2014 ArtsReady at Arts Midwest Conference – Stop by the ArtsReady exhibit, booth 735! Minneapolis, MN.

09/20/14 ArtsReady Professional Development Session: Dress Rehearsal… for a Crisis? 8:15 a.m. Arts Midwest Conference – Minneapolis, MN.

09/02 – 09/05 2014 ArtsReady at Western Arts Alliance Conference – Stop by the ArtsReady exhibit, booth 230! Seattle, WA.


08/12 – 08/14 2014 ArtsReady at Arizona Presenters Alliance Retreat Sedona, AZ.

08/13/14 ArtsReady Professional Development Session: Dress Rehearsal … for a Crisis? Arizona Presenters Alliance Retreat – Sedona, AZ.

08/03 – 08/06 2014 ArtsReady at (LEAD) Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability Conference Chicago, IL.

08/05/14 ArtsReady Snapshop Session: “Readiness Planning” 9:00 a.m. LEAD Conference – Chicago, IL.

08/05/14 ArtsReady Concurrent Session: “Prepare for the Worst! Get Safe, Get ArtsReady!” 11:30 a.m. LEAD Conference – Chicago, IL.


06/12 – 06/15 2014 ArtsReady at Americans for the Arts Annual Convention Nashville, TN.


05/25 – 05/31 2014 National Hurricane Preparedness Week Be Prepared Get A PLAN.


04/22 & 04/24 2014 ArtsReady Assessment Webinar 2:00 PM EST.

04/22 – 04/23 2014 ArtsReady at Louisiana Cultural Connection Baton Rouge, LA.


03/24 – 03/25 2014 ArtsReady at Arts Advocacy Day – hosted by Americans for the Arts Washington, D.C.


01/10 – 14/14 Association of Performing Arts Presenters Conference – Featured Session: Prepare for the Worst!! Get ArtsReady! Monday 10am in the Regent Parlor; and Conference Exhibit at booth 55 in the Rhinelander Sat – Sun New York Hilton Midtown, New York, NY.


11/09/13 Woulda Coulda Shoulda? Not if you’re ArtsReady! – College of Charleston School of the Arts, Room 309 Charleston, SC.


10/17 – 20/13 National Alliance for Musical Theatre Fall 2013 Conference & NAMT 25th Annual Festival of New Musicals New York, NY.


09/09 – 12/13 Arts Midwest Conference Austin, TX.

09/23 – 26/13 Performing Arts Exchange Nashville, TN.


07/30/13 Born of Two Hurricanes: ArtsReady Helps Gird Against Disaster, Arts to Market Blog

07/30/13 Birch Creek on Stage: Last-minute emergency fixed, with a connection, Green Bay Press Gazette

07/25/13 Preparedness for Business Owners and Managers: Plan to Stay in Business, Avaya Blog

07/25/13 Linksomania: Replacing the Congress and emergency planning for Lollapalooza, WBEZ Chicago 91.5

07/23/13 The art of strategic crisis management, David Lacey’s IT Security Blog

07/23/13 Los Angeles Contemporary Art Museum’s Director to Leave, New York Times

07/22/13 Colorado Springs arts executive dies during Courage Classic bike tour, Denver Post

07/20/13 WIU performing arts center project waits on state funding, Journal Star

07/19/13 NY Art Dealer Indicated for Selling Fakes, Arts Journal

07/18/13 Crisis Management 101: “The Unfortunate Truth”, KPBS

07/15/13 Suspects sought in Brooksville’s Beacon Theaters fire prank,

07/05/13 Art under attack show to feature damaged Christ statue, BBC News

07/01/13 Cirque du Soleil Performer Killed in Fall, ABC News Blog


06/30/13 James Cameron sued by artist Roger Dean over Avatar, BBC News

06/29/13 Children’s Theatre still short of funding goal, The Tennesseean

06/28/13 City Of Santa Monica Adopts Emergency Landmarks Ordinance, Santa Monica Mirror

06/28/13 Arts Festival: Wind gust claims $25K in glass sculptures, Des Moines Register

06/28/13 Arts on the Park Selling Kentucky Avenue Building, The Ledger

06/27/13 Theater of the Stars In Need of Funds, 11Alive News

06/26/13 Less Is More At Newly Renovated Theater, NJJN

06/26/13 Whitney Revamps New Museum After Hurricane Sandy, The New York Times

06/25/13 How Alberta’s Arts Scene Is Grappling With The Flood and Devastation, The Globe and Mail

06/21/13 The First Step to Help Avoid Wildland Fire Disaster is Acting Wisely, United States Department of Agriculture Blog

06/20/13 HUD, NEA Partner to Promote Post-Sandy Resilience, Grantmakers in the Arts

06/20/13 Arts Council Gets Drawn Down,

06/16/13 ArtsReady Can Help Prepare Groups for Emergencies, The Northwest Florida Daily News

06/14/13 Pearl Police Stage Mass-casualty Drill at Theater, ClarionLedger

06/12/13 Arts Groups Warned They Face Total Loss of Funding, The Guardian UK

06/11/13 Feds Pursue Manhattan Art Dealer Suspected of Smuggling, Los Angeles Times

06/11/13 Ceiling Problems Shutter Theater for Emergency Repairs, Hermosa Beach Patch

06/11/13 States Address Disasters’ Staggering Costs, Per Charitable Trust

06/10/13 Theater Regrouping After Wall Collapses, Cumberland Times-News

06/10/13 Pittsburgh Arts Initiatives Create National Community Development Model, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

06/07/13 Master Chorale Performance to Support Red Cross Disaster Relief, UTC News

06/07/03 Tintoretto Painting Uncovered at London V&A Museum, BBC News

06/06/13 University of Iowa Museum Takes A Step Forward, Arts Journal Blogs

06/06/13 Schermerhorn Symphoney Center Foreclosure?, The Tennessean

06/05/13 Artists Break Into Egypt’s Culture Ministry Building, AhramOnline

6/3/13 Summer Newsletter from ArtsReady


05/31/13 Arts commission sidesteps axe,

05/30/13 Under Threat of Municipal Bankruptcy, the Detroit Institute of Arts Readies for a Fight, The Atlantic Cities

05/30/13 Arts Patrons Nationwide Alerted to Hacking, Los Angeles Times

05/23/13 Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF+), May eNews

05/22/13 ArtsReady Alert: Post-Storm Recovery Tips

05/21/13 Responding to Yesterday’s Tragedy in Oklahoma, American’s for the Arts, ARTSBlog

05/21/13 Lawsuit Accuses New York and Lincoln Center of Limiting Access, The New York Times

05/20/13 Met Opera Dismantles Its Ballet in Buyouts, The New York Times

05/20/13 Timbuktu’s Literary Gems Face Decay in Fight for Survival, The Guardian

05/09/13 Storm Leaves Residue of Questions, The New York Times

05/07/13 Chef serves art salvaged from disaster, Glendale News Press

05/07/13 Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund Awards Nearly $4.2 Million in Grants, Foundation Center

05/04/13 FEMA denies final flood aid request for damaged UofI art museum, DesMoinesRegiser

05/03/13 Metropolitan Museum says it will return Cambodian statues, Los Angeles Times

05/1/13 The Boston Bombing and Collective Experience, NASAA Notes

05/01/13 MayDay Message From ArtsReady

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