As Hurricane Florence approaches, our friends at the North Carolina Arts Council have provided the following recommendations for resources for artists and arts organizations.
Resources for Arts Organizations:
Americans for the Arts: Visit AFTAâ€™s Disaster Preparedness page to learn more about preparation and disaster relief in collaboration with the National Coalition of Arts Preparedness and Emergency Response (NCAPER).
ArtsReady is a national initiative that is a web-based emergency preparedness resource designed to provide arts organization subscribers with customized business continuity plans for post crisis sustainability.
North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office
For any local arts council or arts organization housed in a designated historic property the agency provides technical assistance after natural disasters. Offices are located in Asheville, Raleigh and Greenville.
Statewide Hurricane Information
A statewide resource for hurricane preparation and recovery.
Resources for Artists:
Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF+)
CERF+ provides emergency grants and loans to craft artists and maintains resources for emergency readiness and recovery for artists in all disciplines.
A variety of resources for artists including tips on how to obtain assistance from FEMA and the Small Business Administration.
Funding is available to painters, printmakers, or sculptors, who have been working for at least 10 years, and have recently undergone an unforeseen catastrophic event such as a fire, flood, or medical emergency.
We also are keeping up to date a running list of cancellations and postponements for literary events and schools around the state, here.
Stay safe, all.