Special Section: Resources & Tools for a Recession
Arts in Crisis: A Kennedy Center Initiative
Arts in Crisis: A Kennedy Center Initiative is a program designed to provide planning assistance and consulting to struggling non-profit 501(c)3 performing arts organizations throughout the United States. Arts administrators can either request services or offer their expertise as a mentor.
The Meyer Foundation in Washington DC has compiled key resources and links in their Economic Crisis Resource Center, including information on fundraising, board involvement, communications, health and well-being, and risk management.
Several membership organizations have publicly-available resources, including the Americans for the Arts' Arts Funding Response and Readiness Kit, and the Georgia Center for Nonprofits' Tools for Tough Times.The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts worked with nonprofit experts to create a "Strategies for Survival" checklist.