The Performing Arts Readiness Project invites staff from performing arts organizations to participate in a 90-minute webinar session to discuss disaster preparedness education and assistance opportunities in the arts community, and the future needs of your organization for disaster preparedness. Participants will receive a discussion guide with focus group questions prior to the webinar.
Participants in this session will be asked to respond to questions addressing their organizations’ experiences with emergencies and disasters, planning efforts, and preferred resources.
This session is a part of the PAR project’s work to raise awareness, increase resources, provide training that addresses the unique needs of the performing arts industry, and develop basic tools to assist with planning and advocacy.
Participants are encouraged to register for a session before February 26, 2019.
Tom Clareson (Tom.Clareson@lyrasis.org) is Project Director of the Performing Arts Readiness (PAR) project. He serves as Senior Consultant for Digital & Preservation Services at LYRASIS, consulting and teaching nationally and internationally on preservation, disaster preparedness, digitization, digital preservation, special collections/archives, remote storage, funding, strategic planning, and advocacy for libraries, archives, and museums. Clareson serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors of the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, and the Board of Directors of LancasterChorale (Ohio).