Disaster relief and preparedness
The League, together with a number of other national arts organizations, has worked with Congress and federal agencies to ensure that arts organizations in communities affected by disaster have improved access to federal relief.
Congress recognized the public value of performing arts organizations by addressing a significant inequity in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster relief policy. A provision approved by Congress in October, 2006 added nonprofit performing arts facilities to the list of organizations eligible for future FEMA disaster relief assistance.
Plan ahead and have the proper documentation in order - namely, if your orchestra rents a facility, you'll need to show language from your rental agreement that spells out that your orchestra is responsible for repairs. Advanced preparation is essential to navigating a natural disaster and other unexpected emergencies. Find more information below.
DISASTER PREPARATION AND RELIEF—GENERAL
- ArtsReady, providing resources on response, recovery, and readiness
- ArtsReady's page with resources related to acts of violence
- FEMA issues policy regarding performing arts eligibility
- CERF+ — While many of its resources are dedicated to crafts people, the Craft Emergency Relief Fund, CERF+, has a web page with resources available to artists of all types. Be sure to explore the various links on that page.
- Disaster response and recovery resources from the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works