Emergency Readiness, Response & Recovery

The National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness and Emergency Response is a cross-disciplinary, voluntary task force involving over 20 arts organizations (artist/art-focused organizations, arts agencies and arts funders) and individual artists, spearheaded by Craft Emergency Relief Fund/Artists’ Emergency Resources(CERF+) and South Arts. Coalition participants are committed to a combined strategy of resource development, educational empowerment, and public policy advocacy designed to ensure that there is an organized, nationwide safety net for artists and the arts organizations that serve them before, during and after disasters. GIA members active with the Coalition have been meeting at GIA’s annual conference to guide and educate foundations, arts agencies, art service organizations and corporate grantmakers interested in becoming more emergency ready and effective in their emergency relief efforts and grantmaking.

Recommended Resources & Publications

Emergency readiness:

Emergency response & recovery:

Reports on Emergency Funding:

Sources on the GIA website include: