Series of workshops on June 8, 15, and 22 can help better prepare artists and the organizations that support them to survive in the event of a disaster. Learn about insurance, planning, and funding.
Artists and professionals in arts and culture organizations can participate in a series of virtual meetings to plan for natural or man-made emergencies by learning how to obtain insurance, craft emergency plans, and fund relief efforts.
You can also attend a preparedness session to identify dangers, create business continuity plans, and access resources.
This three-session series – which starts June 8 and extends through June 22 – will give you a chance to talk directly with staff from CERF+, a national and well-respected non-profit that provides a safety net of resources and support to protect and sustain artists’ livelihood, studio, and art.
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Participate in free Emergency Preparedness Workshops
The three virtual sessions each have a different focus. Come to one or all.
The first session focuses on artists themselves. You can learn about risk assessment, documentation and archiving, business insurance, and resources for preparedness and recovery.
Emergency Planning and Business Insurance for Artists
Thursday, June 8, 4:30 pm
The second session focuses on arts organizations. The session will identify the hazards most likely to impact your organization’s operations and programming. Participants will begin to craft a business continuity plan which includes communication planning, protecting critical assets, and personal safety.
You can learn about risk assessment, creating a communications plan, business insurance, storing critical information in the cloud, emergency supplies, and how to test the business continuity plan.
The final session focuses on tactics to identify areas of opportunity, research funding options, and organize a plan. Attendees will also receive access to a suite of resources and information.
Taking the time to upgrade your safety equipment, document your work or other safeguarding activities will make it easier to recover from a disaster.
City’s Civic Arts Program, building capacity for our creative community
The City of Berkeley Civic Arts Program is committed to providing opportunities for our artists and arts organizations to build their capacity through local, state, and national resources.
These workshop offerings are in alignment with the goal of the City of Berkeley's Cultural Plan, which aims to increase investment in a vibrant arts community by providing tools for resiliency.
- June 8: Emergency Planning and Business Insurance for Artists
- June 15: Arts Organizations Preparedness 101
- June 22: Emergency Relief Funding and How to Access It
- Civic Arts Program
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