Community recovery in the aftermath of disasters—such as the major hurricanes, fires, and floods in August and September—is a crucial challenge, and the arts have a strong role to play. At a local, state, and federal level, decisionmakers must remember that the arts and creative workers are crucial to the successful economic and emotional reconstruction of communities devastated by disasters—but are often as profoundly impacted by these events as other small businesses, and have a more difficult time receiving funding and resources to both rebound and participate in community recovery in the aftermath.
Read more:http://www.americansforthearts.org/news-room/americans-for-the-arts-news/statement-on-the-arts-and-the-recovery-of-communities-after-disasters· Join an Americans for the Arts member-exclusive Member Briefing on disaster relief and recovery on Tuesday, September 19th at 3pm.Learn more:https://artsu.americansforthearts.org/products/special-edition-member-briefing-an-overview-of-disaster-response-information-and-resources_______________________________Ruby Lopez Harper
Director of Local Arts Services
Americans for the Arts
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Washington, DC 20005-4940
T: 202.371.2830 ext 2079
Americans for the Arts is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America.
With more than 50 years of service, it is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.
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