Emergency Preparedness for Artists

Saturday, November 14, 3:00 - 5:00 pm | Ogden Museum of Southern Art

“After a disaster most people focus on what they have lost and how to get it back. Artists want to know what they can get from the experience that will inform their work and help them grow as artists.”

Mel Andringa, Co-Director, LegionArts, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Cornelia Carey and Craig Nutt of Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) will discuss their trips to post-Katrina New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast to meet with artists and how those experiences helped to inspire the creation of the first emergency preparedness and recovery toolkit for artists, the Studio Protector. Cornelia and Craig will be joined by artists from the region who will share their recollections and how their experience with Hurricane Katrina informed their work and their lives as artists. This event will celebrate the community of artists on the Gulf Coast and the national release of the Studio Protector.

Presented in partnership with the CERF, the Alliance of Artists Communities, and the Arts Council of New Orleans.

Free and open to the public
Location: Ogden Museum of Southern Art
There will be a reception immediately following the session, 5:00 - 6:30 pm, at the Ogden Museum

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I just wanted to thank you for making a newcomer to your conference feel so welcome. I also wanted to congratulate you on such an organized, content- and experience-filled conference … with sessions and conversations that left me truly inspired and energized!
–2008 Conference attendee

The Alliance's 19th Annual Conference is supported in part by grants from The Ford Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.


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