Learn more about the dPlan|ArtsReady tool and explore the available modules in our brief video walkthrough.
SUBSCRIPTIONS AND Pricing
FREE FOR THE FIRST YEAR FOR ARts Organizations
A limited number of free 1-year subscriptions are available to arts organizations. Please complete our online form to request your free year and to receive more information. Note that a credit card number is required for all account registrations, even though your amount due will be $0.
Request a Free Year of Access for Arts Organizations
1 year subscription: $59.40 ($4.95/month)
Bulk purchaseS – 10% discount
Please contact email@example.com to arrange a bulk purchase, e.g. a consortium purchasing on behalf of its members or a state agency purchasing on behalf of state institutions.
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The History of ArtsReady
South Arts began work on a national initiative for preparedness in the arts shortly after the 2005 hurricane season. In the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, we collected and distributed $200,000 to artists and arts organizations affected by the disaster. However, South Arts quickly realized that arts organizations had either no readiness plans or insufficient readiness plans, a problem that made their organizational comebacks after Katrina/Rita challenging, if not impossible. With funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and assistance from the University of California/Berkeley’s IT and Continuity staff and the Mississippi Arts Commission, South Arts began researching business continuity. As a result the ArtsReady initiative was born. We started with a library resource for organizations so they could research and learn about planning. Shortly after, with more support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and guidance from our technology partner, Fractured Atlas, we developed the original online ArtsReady platform; version 1.0 of the ArtsReady platform launched in September 2011. We have presented training workshops and webinars across the country, and have been part of the creation and implementation of the National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness and Emergency Response, and the Performing Arts Readiness project. ArtsReady has received additional funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and many state and regional partners.
In March 2022, South Arts partnered with the Northeast Document Conservation Center to merge ArtsReady with their preparedness tool dPlan, to create a comprehensive, yet nimble, tool to serve the entire arts, culture, and heritage sector. Through this partnership, the new dPlan|ArtsReady tool was born.