On Friday, July 19th the Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) and Fresh Arts will host an introductory workshop and a symposium on emergency preparedness for the arts.
TX-CERA instructors will conduct the workshop with a hands-on approach and will address participants’ questions.
The symposium will focus on developing and maintaining an emergency plan.
Workshop and symposium are part of a 2-day conference that covers a vast array of topics of interest for artists: from marketing and self-promotion, to legal resources and copyrights. Registration is $150 and closes on Sunday, July 14.
Workshop and symposium are free and open to the public.
Resources Expo: Friday, July 19th, noon-2pm
Free and open to the public.
The expo will have several resources available to artists and creative entrepreneurs at tables. The Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) is sponsoring the expo and facilitating the following resources:
- TX-CERA (Texas Cultural Emergency Response Alliance) teach artists how to recover their assets after a flood
- Performing Arts Readiness will provide sample documents to help entrepreneurs develop a plan to endure their safety in case of emergencies large and small
- HAA will provide Hurricane Preparedness Guides specific to artists and arts organizations, as well as the CERF+ Studio Safety Guide
Symposium: Friday, July 19th, 2pm-5pm
Free and open to the public; designed for those who have an emergency plan and want to expand on their preparedness knowledge.
Emergency Preparedness Consultant Ellen Korpar will speak about readiness of performing arts organizations for emergencies in Houston. Building upon this report, former fire chief and emergency management expert Gary Friedel will facilitate a tabletop recovery exercise which will group TX-CERA experts and additional attendees in cross-network groups to develop a response framework and strategy in a real-world scenario.
For additional information about the conference:
Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards Street, Houston, TX 77007
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