Please join the Performing Arts Readiness (PAR) project for the following free emergency preparedness webinars that are tailored to the needs of performing arts organizations. More information about each of these sessions is here and a list of in-person classes offered by the PAR project is here.
Business Continuity for Performing Arts Organizations
Date & Time: January 19, 2021 at 2:00pm ET
Description: Does your organization have a Business Continuity Plan? What is missing from your plan? This free webinar will equip your organization to take stock of your Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery plan to make sure that it is complete, usable, and audit-ready. Learn how to streamline the process of developing a plan so that a disaster does not become a complex recovery.
Instructor: Ellen Korpar
Risk Assessment for Performing Arts Organizations
Date & Time: January 21, 2021 at 2:00pm ET
This webinar will focus on mitigating risks at institutions, to prevent disasters from happening and to reduce the impact of unavoidable disasters. The session will clarify the need for risk assessment as a part of an organization’s disaster preparedness strategy, provide basic information on risk assessment tools and practices, and address how risk assessment can benefit performing arts organizations. The instructor will also present case studies as a part of the session, so participants can learn from actual disasters in performing arts organizations.
Instructor: Annie Peterson
Health and Safety in the Performing Arts
Date & Time: February 9, 2021 at 2:00pm ET
The goal of this free webinar is to ensure that a safe, healthy environment is maintained at all times. This includes the control and minimization of all known and potential hazards associated within creative, artistic, and performance development. These risks can be minimized and controlled through proper training, equipment, and use of appropriate precautions, restrictions, and established safe-work practices.
Instructor: Ellen Korpar
Disaster Response for Performing Arts Organizations
Date & Time:February 16, 2021 at 2:00pm ET
Emergency response can be a daunting prospect for performing arts organizations. This webinar will lay out the basic tenets of responding to an emergency including support organizations, working with vendors, and helpful resources for organization and planning. There will also be a brief introduction to the Incident Command System so that performing arts centers can work more seamlessly with their local first responders.
Instructor: Donia Conn
Crisis Communication and Reputation Management for Performing Arts Organizations
Date & Time: March 3, 2021 at 2:00pm ET
This class reviews elements of strategic communication that are essential before, during and after crisis events. It examines how your organization can best prepare to respond to crisis and restore organizational reputation.
Instructor: Kathleen Donohue Rennie
Protecting Your Assets: Managing Legacy Materials for Performing Arts Organizations
Date & Time: March 9, 2021 at 3:00pm ET
Performing Arts Organizations often keep a variety of legacy materials, including business records, programs from performances, posters, props, and other artifacts. Using a series of case studies, this class will examine how to collect and organize both physical and digital arts-related materials so you can access these materials for future use.
Instructor: Leigh Grinstead
Safety and Security for Performing Arts
Date & Time: March 11, 2021 at 2:00pm ET
This class will help event organizers and venues establish the key elements for prevention and responding to incidents of any shape or size. It will provide a background of what happens when things don’t go as planned and show that it doesn’t matter what size or type of event you have, the basic principles are the same. We will look at what you would do in certain scenarios, and how even small adjustments to your venue can keep your event safer.
Instructor: Emma Stuart
Fire Safety and Preparedness for Performing Arts Organizations
Date & Time: March 16, 2021 at 2:00pm ET
This free webinar will provide fire safety considerations and introduce best practices from the fire protection industry, which offers a road map to achieve fire safety benchmarks. Participants will learn how the Life Safety Code and the Code for Protection of Cultural Resource Properties can help you protect your patrons, staff, and facility.
Instructor: Chris Soliz
Introduction to Emergency Preparedness for Performing Arts Organizations
Date & Time: March 18, 2021 at 2:00pm ET
This free 90 minute webinar will provide an introduction to why emergency preparedness is critical to protect your organization from external risks and internal vulnerabilities. These include human caused and natural crises. You will learn the typical process and contents of a plan and receive information about resources to help with planning.
Instructor: Steve Eberhardt
Networking for Disaster Management in the Performing Arts
Date & Time: March 25, 2021 at 1:30pm ET
This free two-hour webinar will demonstrate how working with multiple organizations in a network for disaster management can be accomplished. The history of networking for improved emergency preparedness in the cultural heritage, arts, and government sectors will be examined, with an exploration of existing networks.
Instructors: Tom Clareson and Amy Schwartzman
More information and registration links for these webinars is here.
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