The Center for Arts at the Armory, Somerville
March 21, 2019, 3:00-5:00PM

Hitchcock Center for the Environment, Amherst
March 22, 2019, 1:00-3:00PM

Cultural organizations face a variety of potential threats, from human-made and natural disasters to electrical failures.  These emergencies can put yourself, your audience, your equipment, and even the future of your organization at risk. This  two-hour workshop introduces participants to strategies for being prepared for the unexpected. Attendees will learn the fundamentals of making an emergency plan and take part in an activity focused on identifying, evaluating, and reducing risks unique to their organization. Participants will leave with a strong idea of their next steps and where to turn to for further resources.

This workshop is provided for free to nonprofit organizations by the Mass Cultural Council, in partnership with the Northeast Document Conservation Center and the Performing Arts Readiness community.

Workshop leader is Sean Ferguson, Preservation Specialist/Emergency Preparedness Consultant at NEDCC. Sean provides preservation information and outreach, including assessments, consultations, training programs, and disaster assistance. He also represents NEDCC on the COSTEP MA (Coordinated Statewide Emergency Preparedness in Massachusetts) Executive Committee.

Contact Michael Ibrahim
Program Manager, Cultural Investment Portfolio