Denver Arts & Venues, in partnership with Performing Arts Readiness, The Mellon Foundation and Colorado Creative Industries, is pleased to provide an opportunity to gain awareness and share institutional knowledge and best practices in emergency preparedness and disaster planning across performing arts and cultural venues, presenters and performers, and gathering spaces.  

A disaster can put a performing arts organization out of business overnight. Preparedness is the key to resiliency and recovery; the better prepared an organization is, the more quickly and effectively it can respond to emergencies and crises, re-open for performances and programs, and return to normal operations.  

By nature, performing and cultural arts organizations are community hubs and often serve vital roles in disaster response and recovery; advanced planning, networking and resourcing within these organizations enhance resilience for entire communities.  

To better understand your needs, this online survey will serve to collect information on your organization and its current emergency preparedness planning. If your organization does not have a plan and/or has not focused on preparedness, this research is in place to assist and support your efforts to create a plan unique to your business.  

The data collected through this survey will be an important factor in assessing our regional organizations’ priorities for the development of immediate and/or long-range planning. We thank you for your time in completing this survey; it will help us tailor future trainings, workshops and meetings to enhance the network and serve your needs. The questions marked with a “#” are confidential. Reports from this survey will be anonymized and shared in the aggregate to illustrate needs and resources across performing arts and cultural entities in the region.