The Performing Arts Readiness project will offer free webinars, on-site training, and presentations at professional conferences on various topics related to emergency preparedness starting in mid-2017.
Introduction to Emergency Preparedness for Performing Arts Organizations
Date & Time: Friday, July 21, 2017. 2:00-3:30pm ET
Localized emergencies, regional disasters, and catastrophic events can have a devastating impact on performing arts organizations where even a brief loss of business can threaten sustainability. This free 90 minute webinar will provide an introduction to why emergency preparedness is critical to protect your organization from external risks and internal vulnerabilities. These include human caused and natural crises. You will learn the typical process and contents of a plan, and receive information about resources to help with planning.
This webinar is appropriate for attendees representing large and small performing arts organizations as well as those with and without their own performance facilities. Executive and management staff will find this webinar useful, as well as H.R., finance, communications, marketing, technical, and front-of-house staff.
This session is the first in series presented by the Performing Arts Readiness (PAR) project. Other topics in this series will include Risk Assessment, Business Continuity Planning, Disaster Networks, and Venue Safety.
The PAR project is funded through a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Instructor: Tom Clareson
Tom Clareson is Project Director of the Performing Arts Readiness project, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to help performing arts organizations nationwide learn how to protect their assets, sustain operations, and be prepared for emergencies. He also serves as Senior Consultant for Digital & Preservation Services at LYRASIS, consulting and teaching on preservation, disaster preparedness, digitization, digital preservation, special collections/archives, remote storage, funding, strategic planning, and advocacy for libraries, archives, and museums.
Instructor: Steve Eberhardt
Steve Eberhardt is the Project Coordinator of the Performing Arts Readiness project. Steve has coordinated collaborative grant-funded projects at LYRASIS for 20 years, including a 2006-2008 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded grant that assisted academic libraries in their recovery from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. His most recent project provided training, grants, and consultations to preserve photographic and audiovisual collections at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.