Upcoming Events


Introduction to Festival Safety: The Art of Mass Gatherings Approach

Embracing a whole community approach to safety and preparedness means helping event producers master the art of mass gatherings. Gatherings like festivals, concerts and other special events are simultaneously powerful and vulnerable. They can be joyful, life-giving experiences, but they can also be a forum for disaster. They can elevate a community’s sense of pride and identity, yet they can be a source of enormous waste and missed opportunities.

The Art of Mass Gatherings approach is grounded in skill-sharing between creatives, events producers, and the agencies and businesses that serve our communities. Performers, organizers, promoters, vendors, audiences and even the public can be incorporated into a collaborative network and engaged through proper planning and communication. Providing a clear understanding of the myriad systems involved (including water, waste, electricity, communications, and shelter) will allow everyone to collaborate better in times of celebration and crisis.


Amplify Music Conference 2021
April 21-23, 2021

One Year and Many Lives: Transformation in Community Music Ecosystems.

We are “bringing the band back together” to explore where local and global music communities are going for 2021 and beyond.

National Arts Action Summit
April 5-9, 2021

Join Americans for the Arts, organizational partners, and hundreds of advocates from April 5-9, 2021 for the National Arts Action Summit. Over these five days, advocates will gain a depth of knowledge from policy experts at Americans for the Arts and many organizational Partners.  Learn compelling up-to-the-minute data, the latest in arts policy, and how to effectively engage decision makers to support the arts, arts education, and much more! You will also be able to watch a recording of these webinars whenever you like to refresh your understanding of the issues. Attendees will also connect with other advocates from their state and across the country. 

webinars & RESOURCES

Performing Arts Readiness | Webinars

The Performing Arts Readiness project offers free webinars, on-site training, and presentations at professional conferences on various topics related to emergency preparedness.

Lyrasis | Classes, Webinars, Information Sessions, & Demonstrations

LYRASIS is a 501 c 3 non-profit membership organization whose mission is to support enduring access to the world’s shared academic, scientific and cultural heritage through leadership in open technologies, content services, digital solutions and collaboration with archives, libraries, museums and knowledge communities worldwide. LYRASIS organizational and staff values are: communication, respect, collaboration, impact, and service.

Folk Alliance International | Webinars

Folk Alliance International hosts a variety of webinars. Additionally their content is archived for viewing later.

National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness & Emergency Response | Resources

The Coalition was formed in 2006 in response to the significant losses and devastation suffered by artists and creative economies in the wake of 21st century disasters.

As a voluntary task force of national, regional, state and local arts organizations, public agencies, and foundations the Coalition helps ensure that artists, arts/cultural organizations, cultural funders, and arts businesses have the capacity and ability to respond effectively to disasters and emergencies affecting the arts and culture sector.

The Coalition also believes the Arts Sector is an essential collaborator in broader society efforts for preparedness, emergency response, and recovery to ensure the resilience of the general community.