May 2, 2017, Atlanta, GA – The Performing Arts Readiness project, which supports a variety of programs to increase the knowledge and ability of performing arts organizations to create and execute emergency recovery plans, has announced the May 1, 2017 launch of its new website at

LYRASIS is administering this three-year project that is funded through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and was created to address the vulnerability of performing arts organizations to emergencies and disasters that can damage business operations and artistic legacy.

The Performing Arts Readiness project will soon offer free webinars and onsite training, conference presentations, grants, and tools to help build the field’s capacity for disaster preparedness. The new website will provide updates as details are available. Sign up to receive future announcements about the project by email at For more information, please contact the Performing Arts Readiness Project Coordinator, Steve Eberhardt,

Project Partners are: ArtsReady at South Arts, Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts, Midwest Art Conservation Center, National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness and Emergency Response, National Performance Network, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Northeast Document Conservation Center, Performing Arts Alliance, and the Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service.