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Emergency Relief Resources & Information Seminar for Artists, Thursday, December 13, 5:00-7:00pm

The following message was sent by the Cue Foundation

CUE will host an information & resources seminar for artists who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. Susan Schear [founder of ARTISIN, LLC; former Board Member of CERF+ (Craft Emergency Relief Fund + Artists’ Emergency Resources), and former Board representative to “The Coalition” (National Coalition of Arts’ Preparedness and Emergency Response [NCAPER]), a cross-disciplinary, voluntary task force involving over 20 arts organizations (artist/art-focused organizations, arts agencies, and arts funders) and individual artists, spearheaded by Craft Emergency Relief Fund/Artists’ Emergency Resources (CERF+) and South Arts] and Amy Schwartzman [since 2008, consultant to NCAPER: drafted its National Blueprint for a nationwide safety net for the arts sector post-mass disaster and 2 guidelines/workbooks for organizations looking to create arts relief and recovery systems post-disaster; former Information Officer, New York Arts Recovery Fund 2001/2; former Executive Director, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (1996-2000)] will provide attendees with disaster relief resources, and respond to participant questions throughout the evening. The panelists will help artists to navigate what comes next, knowing that the weeks following a disaster like the hurricane can be both confusing and overwhelming.

Participants are invited to submit any questions they have or issues they’ve faced in advance, and Ms. Schear and Ms. Schwartzman will shape the program to best fit artists’ needs.

The event is free and open to the public, though space is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Please RSVP, indicating whether you reside in New York or New Jersey, and submit any questions to Jessica Gildea, Programs Coordinator: jessica.gildea@cueartfoundation.org

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