Events

 

The Performing Arts Readiness project offers free webinars, on-site training, and presentations at professional conferences on various topics related to emergency preparedness:

Webinars

Introduction to Emergency Preparedness for Performing Arts Organizations
Date & Time: Thursday, August 23, and Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, 2:00-3:30pm ET (This is the same webinar presented on two different dates.)
Price: Free
Description and Registration Link: 
August 23:  https://www.lyrasis.org/Content/Pages/Event-Details.aspx?Eid=9DF3AAB7-CE68-E811-80EA-00155D73CF16
September 25: https://www.lyrasis.org/Content/Pages/Event-Details.aspx?Eid=189968DE-696A-E811-80EA-00155D73CF16
A recording of the Nov. 28, 2017 session of this webinar is available here.

Disaster Response for Performing Arts Organizations
Date & Time: Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 2:00-3:30pm ET
Price: Free
Description and Registration Link: https://www.lyrasis.org/Content/Pages/Event-Details.aspx?Eid=C3CC1A94-CE68-E811-80EA-00155D73CF16
A recording of the March 20, 2018 session of this webinar is here.

Understanding Cybersecurity for Performing Arts Organizations
Date & Time: Thursday, September 13, 2018, 2:00-4:00pm ET
Price: Free
Description and Registration Link: https://www.lyrasis.org/Content/Pages/Event-Details.aspx?Eid=DF446916-556A-E811-80EA-00155D73CF16
A recording of the January 18, 2018 session of this webinar is available here.

Protecting Your Assets: Managing Legacy Materials for Performing Arts Organizations
Date & Time: Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 2:00-4:00pm ET
Price: Free
Description and Registration Link: https://www.lyrasis.org/Content/Pages/Event-Details.aspx?Eid=027A6DE5-CE68-E811-80EA-00155D73CF16
A recording of the February 7, 2018 session of this webinar is available here.

Community Recovery Through Arts and Culture
Date & Time: Thursday, October 18, 2018, 2:00-3:30pm ET
Price: Free
Description and Registration Link: https://www.lyrasis.org/Content/Pages/Event-Details.aspx?Eid=E8B643B5-206B-E811-80EA-00155D73CF16
A recording of the May 30, 2018 session of this webinar is here.

Networking for Disaster Management in the Performing Arts
Date & Time: TBD
Price: Free
Description: Emergency response and preparedness for performing arts organizations can be a difficult task for individual organizations. This free 90-minute webinar will demonstrate how working with multiple organizations in a network for disaster management can be accomplished. The history of networking for improved emergency preparedness in the cultural heritage, arts, and government sectors will be examined, with an exploration of existing networks. Case studies of the Pennsylvania Cultural Resilience Network and CultureAID in New York City will be presented to help guide you on how to start your own, or join an existing, cooperative disaster network. You will learn how to use the Cultural Placekeeping Guide to direct your networking efforts.
A recording of the Nov. 13, 2017 session of this webinar is available here.

Performing Arts Emergency Preparedness Planning Grants
Date & Time: TBD, Sept. 2018
Price: Free
Description: The Performing Arts Readiness (PAR) project is now offering grants of up to $7,250 to forty (40) performing arts organizations for the creation of individual institutional emergency preparedness or Continuity of Operations (CoOP) plans. These grants are a part of the PAR project’s work to increase the sustainability of performing arts organizations. This brief webinar will review the goals and guidelines of the grants and provide a forum for questions and discussion. More information about these grants is on the PAR website here: http://performingartsreadiness.org/planning-grants/
A recording of the July 2, 2018 session of this webinar is here.

Risk Assessment for Performing Arts Organizations
Date & Time:
TBD
Price:
Free
Description:
Natural disasters, local emergencies, and other disruptive events can have devastating effects on all sizes of performing arts organizations. This webinar will focus on mitigating risks at institutions, to prevent disasters from happening and to reduce the impact of unavoidable disasters. The session will clarify the need for risk assessment as a part of an organization’s disaster preparedness strategy, provide basic information on risk assessment tools and practices, and address how risk assessment can benefit performing arts organizations. The instructors will also present case studies as a part of the session, so participants can learn from actual disasters in performing arts organizations.
A recording of the Dec. 6, 2017 session of this webinar is available here.