Wildfire Preparedness & Defensible Space

April 29, 2021By Chris SolizFire Safety and Preparedness

In these unprecedented times, with emergency situations seemingly occurring more than ever before, it is important for performing arts organizations and outdoor festivals to maintain an all-hazards focus when it comes to emergency and disaster preparedness. To stay ahead of the risk, it is useful to engage in continual risk assessment and mitigation projects accordingly. … Read More

Hand Sanitizer: An Unforeseen Fire Risk

March 31, 2021By Chris SolizFire Safety and Preparedness

In this time of modified operations, businesses and organizations of all types are faced with enormous challenges in labeling anything as “business as usual.” For the performing arts community, this has meant limiting the number of patrons, changing how to reach them, and of course navigating stressful financial realities. Re-opening, in whatever format, has also … Read More

Pivoting Your Programs Increases Possibilities:
A Case Study from Regional Dance America

December 3, 2020By Erika Davis, CEO, Regional Dance AmericaRecovery

Regional Dance America (“RDA”) is a nonprofit organization composed of pre-professional dance companies throughout the United States. Its mission is to elevate the future of dance in America – giving dancers new experiences and their directors new perspectives. Every year, RDA provides educational, performance, scholarship, and recruitment opportunities for aspiring dance students as well as … Read More

CARES Act Provides Support
for Artists and Arts Organizations

April 14, 2020By Lauren Hainley, Program Manager, Houston Arts AllianceRecovery

Two weeks ago, Congress passed the historic CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act), a $2 trillion relief measure designed to provide resources and supports in the wake of the global Covid-19 pandemic confronting the United States and the world. Touching virtually every segment of the US economy, the CARES Act provides three … Read More

Event Safety Alliance Summit 2018 Report

March 8, 2019By Matthew Ché KowalEvent

Matthew Ché Kowal was honored to be sponsored by and The Mellon Foundation, Denver Arts &Venues and Create Denver to attend the Event Safety Alliance Summit Nov 28 – Nov 30, 2018 in Lititz, Pennsylvania. This year’s event, “Designing for Safety: Planning, Creativity, and the Art of Problem Solving,” explored intentional design and safety/operational plans, training, event structures, and careers. This … Read More

Expect the Unexpected

December 4, 2018By Nik HoneysettRecovery

The Balboa Park Online Collaborative (BPOC) is a technology and strategy non-profit, who also serves the cultural institutions in San Diego’s Balboa Park, with a suite of IT and digital needs. BPOC’s business model is based on leveraging the economy of scale to offer quality products and services at an affordable price, in some instances providing services on a … Read More

Here’s to a Speedy Recovery:
The Alley Theatre’s Comeback from Hurricane Harvey

April 18, 2018By Tom Clareson, PAR Project DirectorRecovery

In late August 2017, the Alley Theatre was underwater – literally. Water flowed into the theatre’s main facility, submerging the Neuhaus Theatre, knocking out power, and causing worries about mold and other damage to the Alley’s performance spaces.But by late January 2018, performances were being held in all of the Alley’s available spaces. The premiere … Read More