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With hurricane season underway, it’s important to review your hurricane preparedness plan. 

There are a variety of tools and resources individual artists and cultural organizations can refer to when preparing for an emergency. The Arts & Business Council of Miami and the Craft Emergency Council, have prepared useful guides and compiled important links we can share to help you in the process.


For Artists

For Cultural Organizations

Emergency Resources and Links



ArtsReady is a web-based emergency preparedness platform designed to provide arts and cultural organizations with a customized business continuity plans. An initiative of South Arts, the program has different levels of membership to help organizations get started and become informed on the steps to take in case of an emergency.


Basic membership offers organizations the following:

·         ArtsReady newsletter

·         Updates from ArtsReady on response, recovery and readiness

·         Access the ArtsReady Library


For more information, contact Gilda Mooney (305) 375-2131/




In addition, Miami-Dade County’s Hurricane Readiness portal and guide offer detailed local information for individuals and organizations.  Here you will find information regarding the Storm Surge Planning Zones, a list of evacuation centers and the Emergency Evacuation Assistance Program. You may access the portal by clinking on the link below


To download  the County’s  “Hurricane Guide 2014” in a PDF format click HERE.

The Department of Cultural Affairs will stay in touch with you to make it through Hurricane season to the beginning of the new cultural season!


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It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any accommodation to participate in any Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs program or meeting, please contact Francine Andersen 305-375-4634 five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service.)

For more information, e-mail: or call 305-375-4634
111 NW 1st Street, Suite 625, Miami, FL  33128