Friday, May 31, 2013

Disaster Recovery & Preparation for Artists

Many of us have shared disaster recovery info last week on various platforms. We wanted to consolidate some of the best information for artists in one place.

Artist and arts organizations have special needs and resources for disaster recovery—with actual artwork and equipment to be considered beyond the personal and other business needs. 
OVAC staffer Laura Reese's free hand-printed cards for donations to Red Cross
(text REDCROSS to 90999 and let Laura know you did)
Disaster Relief:

Arts Ready offered specific storm recovery tips for Oklahomans affected by the storms, found here. They summarized good general and arts-specific resources here: 

The Craft Emergency Relief Fund & Artists’ Emergency Resources has helpful emergency relief services for craft artists like loans and discounts.  They also have resources about clean-up, salvage, and applying for aid from FEMA

Offer donations to artists or ask for things you need as an artist in this Artists’ Relief Exchange:

The Joan Mitchell Foundation offers grants to artists for natural disaster relief. Find guidelines here.

The Studio Protector

Emergency Preparedness:

The Studio Protector is a comprehensive online tool with free information and assistance. Use it for planning ahead or dealing with an emergency. They compile relevant information like insurance, digital files, workspaces and more.

See or you can purchase a hard copy (very nicely designed) guide to hang in the studio.

Please let us know if you are an artist affected by the tornadoes or other emergencies if you are not getting the help you need.

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