2017 GIA Conference
Detroit, MI   October 28–31
Legacy and Leadership

Addressing Disasters in 4-D

The Arts Field’s Readiness Toolkit

Sunday, October 29, 2:00pm – 3:15pm

Organized and moderated by Mollie Quinlan-Hayes, Deputy Director and Accessibility Coordinator, South Arts.

Presented by Tom Clareson, Senior Digital & Preservation Services Consultant, LYRASIS/Performing Arts Readiness; Alison Gilchrest, Program Officer, Arts and Cultural Heritage, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; and Anna Hurt, Assistant Director of Grants and Programs, Center for Disaster Philanthropy.

The daunting and serious threat of future disasters is real. Now, a full array of practices, resources, and experts exist to serve the arts field, providing arts organizations with direction, wise counsel, and a helping hand. Presenters from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, ArtsReady, Center for Disaster Philanthropy, and the Performing Arts Readiness project have lived through disasters, funded disaster-responding organizations, and developed expertise in preparedness/response actions. In this invigorating session, participants will gain a deep understanding of four significant resources and their practical applicability to their work and practice: The Disaster Philanthropy Playbook, The Cultural Placekeeping Guide and Artist Resources, Grantmaker Activism Practices, and The Performing Arts Readiness Project, managed by LYRASIS.