Emergency Preparedness

Whether you are an artist, creative professional, or arts organization manager - it pays (both in time and money) to have an emergency preparedness plan.

Arts & Culture Resources

Americans for the Arts – provides links to tools for artists and arts organizations to be prepared on the front end of an emergency.

ArtsReady – an online emergency preparedness service by and for arts/cultural nonprofits, provides arts organizations with customized business continuity plans for post-crisis sustainability.

Cultural Placekeeping Guide – How to create a network for local emergency action —for arts agencies, arts and culture organizations, and artists.

National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness & Emergency Response – helps ensure that artists, arts/cultural organizations, cultural funders, and arts businesses have the capacity and ability to respond effectively to disasters and emergencies affecting the arts and culture sector.

Performing Arts Readiness Project –  a pilot project that focuses on efforts to raise awareness of the value of and priority for planning for emergencies among performing arts organizations.

Studio Protector (by CERF+): A step-by-step process for ensuring that you are ready for a disaster before it arrives.


General Resources

County of Sonoma Emergency Preparedness – Emergency Responders may be unable to reach all citizens for various reasons and therefore it is essential that individuals and neighborhoods be prepared to be on their own for a minimum of 3 to 5 days; this website covers emergency kits, communications, and more. 

Public Safety Power Shutoff – PG&E may have to turn off power during extreme weather or wildfire conditions; find preparedness information at this link. 



ACT Insurance, Artists, Crafters, and Tradesman Show & Event Insurance

Business Insurance: Guidebook for Artists, by CERF+ and Studio Protector

Insurance Hub, from CERF+


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