Widening the Circle: Including Performing Arts Organizations in Disaster Networks
This session will discuss findings on the needs of performing arts organizations during disasters, information on Disaster Networks that include arts organizations, and the resources of the Performing Arts Readiness project.
Project Director, Performing Arts Readiness
Tom Clareson is Project Director of the Performing Arts Readiness project, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to help performing arts organizations nationwide learn how to protect their assets, sustain operations, and be prepared for emergencies. He serves as Senior Consultant for Digital & Preservation Services at LYRASIS, consulting and teaching nationally and internationally on preservation, disaster preparedness, digitization, digital preservation, special collections/archives, remote storage, funding, strategic planning, and advocacy for libraries, archives, and museums. Clareson serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation.