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Readiness, Response, & Recovery For Arts Professionals
Being prepared for any type of emergency, whether it's a hurricane, an epidemic, or a manmade disaster, means having a plan BEFORE a crisis strikes. Use these preparedness and recovery tools to create a disaster plan that will help you or your organization function during an emergency and recover afterwards.
ArtsReady is South Arts' online subscription- based tool, designed to help arts and cultural organizations develop readiness and response plans and position themselves to get back to business as quickly as possible in the event of natural or man-made emergencies.
Free ArtsReady webinar
Every arts organization needs a plan for dealing with emergencies. If you've been pushing this important task to the back burner due to lack of time or resources, we have just the webinar for you. Join us for a free overview of the easy-to-use ArtsReady online tool designed to help organizations get back to business as quickly as possible after natural or man-made emergencies.
The webinar is being offered on these dates and times:
- Thursday, August 30 @ 3 p.m.
- Friday, August 31 @ 10 a.m.
During the webinar, you'll also learn about a low-cost way to subscribe to ArtsReady through the S.C. Arts Commission. Participating in the webinar does NOT obligate you to subscribe, but it may push emergency planning to the top of your to-do list!
To register, e-mail or call Shawna Bauer, (803)734-8687. Include your name, organization, telephone number and indicate which webinar you will attend. She will send instructions for participating in the webinar.
The S.C. Arts Commission has partnered with South Arts to offer arts groups in S.C. subsidized access to ArtsReady. We are looking for arts groups who are ready to do this planning to be our partners in the project.
To participate, you must
- be a current General Operating Support grantee,
- commit to completing the planning process in the first year of the subscription, and
- provide feedback on the ArtsReady tool to be used in making future improvements or enhancements.
For more information, contact Rusty Sox (803-734-8899).
Flu Planning and Prevention
- S. C. Department of Health and Environmental Control's Guidance for Business and Employers - Get the facts about flu in S.C.
- Centers for Disease Control's Guidance for Businesses and Employers To Plan and Respond to the 2009-2010 Influenza Season
- U. S. Department of Health and Human Services
- Creating a Disaster Plan
- Ready.gov - step-by-step guidelines
- Download the sample Business Emergency Plan (PDF)
- South Carolina Emergency Management Division
- SCE&G Storm Emergency Kit Checklist (PDF)
- National Hurricane Center
- from ArtsReady: Top 10 Things You Can Do Now, to be More Prepared for A Disruption to Your Work
- NEA Publication: Before and After Disasters: Federal Funding for Cultural Institutions (PDF)
- Heritage Emergency National Task Force
- Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) Disaster Assistance Resources
Relief and Recovery
- South Arts Recovery Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations
- FEMA Hurricane Information
- SCORE Disaster Prep and Relief
- Craft Emergency Relief Fund
Do you have a disaster plan that you're willing to share? Have you found additional emergency preparedness resources that might help other artists or organizations? If so, please contact Rusty Sox, (803) 734-8899.