Studio Protector Blog

COMING SOON: Two Become One

It's been a while since we've posted, because we're ramping up to launch our new website!

That's right, and will become one new mega-site.

What changes will you see?

  • More instructional videos to help you prepare for emergencies
  • More interviews with artists
  • Easier, quicker ways to find the information you need to protect your career
  • A cleaner, visually compelling style: more graphics, less text
  • More ways to connect and network with other artists

Stay tuned for more updates!

Jenifer Simon
Director of Programs and Comminications

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A blog about emergency readiness, response, and recovery for artists.
By Craig Nutt on 7/16/2010 5:06 PM

I have been putting off doing a studio inventory for a long time, so I was strangely relieved when it became apparent that I really had to deal with it. I found that the whole process was relatively easy and painless using a spreadsheet and a digital camera. There are several good reasons to do a studio inventory. My immediate reason was

By Craig Nutt on 7/15/2010 5:41 PM

I know most of us would just as soon have a root canal as to shop for business insurance, but sometimes we just have to muster up our courage and climb into the chair. I got a notice this spring that my business insurance was being dropped by the policy underwriter. This was not because of anything I did or didn't do,

By Craig Nutt on 6/21/2010 5:29 PM

Nashville may lack a cohesive gallery district like New York's Chelsea, or Canyon Road in Santa Fe, but that does not mean that the arts scene here is lacking in cohesion and creativity.  A recent benefit for Finer Things Gallery, located above Rusty Wolfe's floded studio (reported in earlier blog posts) and run by Rusty's wife Kim Brooks is evidence that the creative community here pulls together.

By Craig Nutt on 5/11/2010 9:22 AM

We had planned before the flood to meet friends at the Nashville Jazz Workshop on Friday night, and since the venue was on high ground, and accessible, the show went on - but the door went to flood relief.  Despite the well-publicized loss of musical instruments in the SoundCheck  building, music goes on in the Music City, and benefit concerts are springing up all over.

By Craig Nutt on 5/7/2010 3:42 PM

 It rained for 40 days and 40 nights, all in two days here in Middle Tennessee. I live just west of Nashville, and if you ever needed evidence that a disaster can occur anywhere, this is it. A weather front stalled here last weekend and dumped over 14 inches of rain in two days. Flooding occurred in the predictable places, along the larger rivers, but also in areas that no one expected to flood.

By Craig Nutt on 4/29/2010 3:08 PM

I make furniture (you can see my work at and  I have been good about documenting my work with professional photography over the past thirty-five years.  Since most of my work has been sold, what I have left is photographs, mostly 4x5 transparencies, negatives, and slides (along with digital images). If I had a fire, flood, or tornado, this documentation would be difficult, expensive, or impossible to replace. In addition, it would hinder my ability to respond to requests for images from magazines, clients, or for shows.  My business insurance would cover some of the monetary value, but the loss of my images would be devastating.  So, in my efforts to disaster-harden my career,  I focused on my images first.

By Craig Nutt on 2/17/2010 11:22 AM

It Came to Me In a Flash!

Kingston Springs, TN - A while back we had thunderstorms here in Middle Tennessee. We needed the rain, so I was enjoying the storm until  there was a nearby lightening strike and a bright flash of light, like one of those old blue dot flashbulbs, popped beside my desk. I was 15 feet away at my drawing board, but it scared the s%$# out of me!