Resources to Prepare for a Hurricane

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For Arts Organizations and Artists, the following resources should help you prepare for the hurricane:

Resources for Arts Organizations:

  • Americans for the Arts: Visit AFTA’s Disaster Preparedness page to learn more about preparation and disaster relief in collaboration with the National Coalition of Arts Preparedness and Emergency Response (NCAPER).
  • ArtsReady
    ArtsReady is a national initiative that is a web-based emergency preparedness resource designed to provide arts organization subscribers with customized business continuity plans for post crisis sustainability.
  • North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office
    For any local arts council or arts organization housed in a designated historic property the agency provides technical assistance after natural disasters. Offices are located in Asheville, Raleigh and Greenville.
  • Statewide Hurricane Information
    A statewide resource for hurricane preparation and recovery.


Resources for Artists:

  • Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF+)
    CERF+ provides emergency grants and loans to craft artists and maintains resources for emergency readiness and recovery for artists in all disciplines.
  • Studio Protector
    A variety of resources for artists including tips on how to obtain assistance from FEMA and the Small Business Administration.
  • Gottlieb Foundation 
    Funding is available to painters, printmakers, or sculptors, who have been working for at least 10 years, and have recently undergone an unforeseen catastrophic event such as a fire, flood, or medical emergency.