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Emergency Preparedness

As we reflect on the hurricanes and tornadoes that have ravaged our state over the years and as we hear the news of constant flooding issues, our arts constituents are always on our minds.   Please remember that we can share information about your community’s status and assist in recovery whenever you face Mother Nature's wrath. We can also offer assistance regarding how to prepare for upcoming interruptions and the importance of readiness.

Please share information about existing recovery resources with those you serve. Below are links to CERF+ about assistance and support for craft artists and ArtsReady, a service from SouthArts that organizations may find useful:


Emergency Preparedness Plan

Since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast and its cultural heritage, the Mississippi Arts Commission has been working in arts recovery and emergency preparedness in an effort to support and assist our arts constituents during and before times of disaster. With the constant severe weather we experience across the state, we want you to know that we are here to help you or your local arts entity in any way possible. Below are links to documents and resources that we hope will assist you as you make decisions pertaining to your emergency preparedness plan, as well as plans to protect your personal and/or professional situations. Please be assured that we are aware of the problems that accompany disaster and are actively involved in the planning process for dealing with unforeseen emergencies, from readiness to recovery to renewal.

MAC's Emergency Preparedness Plan (PDF)

Other local, regional and national resources