Pocket Response Resource for Emergency Preparedness

This document gathers the information that staff, crew and volunteers need in the first minutes and hours of any type of emergency into a format that can be carried on their person or available electronically. From Chorus America partners ArtsReady and the Performing Arts Readiness project.

ArtsReady and the Performing Arts Readiness project have released the Pocket Response Resource (“PRR”). The PRR is a document which prompts organizations to collect critical contact information on one side, and critical action steps such as evacuation, crisis communications, situational assessment, and prioritizing assets to be protected or salvaged on the other. It neatly folds down into a credit card-sized document piece for all staff, crew and volunteers to carry on their person – or have available to view on a device – so they have immediate access to information they’ll need in the first minutes and hours of any type of emergency.

Download the PRR and Instructions, and see a schedule of free webinars, at artsready.org and nedcc.org/dplan.

This free document is Phase I of a new, improved online readiness planning tool, dPlan/ArtsReady 2.0. As arts and cultural organizations prepare for and undertake safe re-opening steps, the PRR can be a critical element for the safety and security of visitors, artists and crew, staff and volunteers, as well as an organization’s physical assets, during COVID-19 and beyond. With expertise contributed by arts/culture professionals across the country, the Pocket Response Resource is the first field-specific version of the PReP™ plan created by the Council of State Archivists in 2006. Its design serves organizations with performing, visual, media and literary arts programming, and exhibits and collections. Its September 1, 2020 release coincides with the start of National Preparedness Month.

Chorus America has been an ArtsReady Partner since 2013.