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Studio Protector

The Artist's Guide to Emergencies

 

The Studio Protector Online Guide is the source for emergency preparedness and recovery information for artists.

Small measures taken in advance of an emergency, and the right sequence of emergency response actions, can make a huge difference in reducing loss and in the time it takes to rebound from a setback.

Disaster Planning: How to prevent and prepare for an emergency in your studio Disaster Warning: Things to do IF you have time Disaster Relief: How and where to get help Clean-up: First steps to reclaiming your workspace Salvage: How to save your A's - Art, Assets, and Archives e-Salvage: Retreiving electronic data and recovering electronic equipment Rebounding: Moving on and getting back to work Safeguarding: Practices to help you protect your workspace and your career Studio Protector Online Guide

 

DISASTERS DON'T ALWAYS HAVE NAMES...

An electrical fire or a burst pipe can be as damaging to your business property and your career as a wildfire, a flood or a hurricane.

More artists are affected by everyday personal disasters than by those making the national news.


 

Olivia Huynh Film

Adventures Big and Small

Getting started as an artist can be a big adventure. Learn how to be ready for emergencies big and small in this animated short by Olivia Huynh.

Animation

Getting started as an artist can be a big adventure. Learn how to be ready for emergencies big and small in this animated short by Olivia Huynh.

 Olivia Huynh Film:  Animation

 Adventures Big and Small

 Getting started as an artist can be a big adventure. Learn how to be ready for emergencies big and small in this animated short by Olivia Huynh.

Pier Glass Artists

Hurricane Sandy: Pier Glass Artists

Pier Glass is a glass art studio located in the Red Hook district of Brooklyn, NY. When Hurricane Sandy made landfall, this studio took the brunt of the storm surge.

Hurricane Sandy

Pier Glass is a glass art studio located in the Red Hook district of Brooklyn, NY. When Hurricane Sandy made landfall, this studio took the brunt of the storm surge.

 Pier Glass Artists:  Hurricane Sandy

 Hurricane Sandy: Pier Glass Artists

 Pier Glass is a glass art studio located in the Red Hook district of Brooklyn, NY. When Hurricane Sandy made landfall, this studio took the brunt of the storm surge.

Wildfire Recovery

Jean Cornwell: San Diego Wildfire

Painter, sculptor, and multi-media artist Jean Cornwell discusses how she coped with the emotional stress of a wildfire that destroyed her San Diego area home and studio in 2007.

Painter, sculptor, and multi-media artist Jean Cornwell discusses how she coped with the emotional stress of a wildfire that destroyed her San Diego area home and studio in 2007.

 Wildfire Recovery: 

 Jean Cornwell: San Diego Wildfire

 Painter, sculptor, and multi-media artist Jean Cornwell discusses how she coped with the emotional stress of a wildfire that destroyed her San Diego area home and studio in 2007.

Preparedness Tip of the Month

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 05:00:00 -0600

Floods are the #1 natural disaster in the United States. With snowmelt a big concern in the East this year, and spring storms always a concern in many parts of the country, now is the time to get prepared for floods.

Consider taking these flood preparedness steps:
  • Flood insurance. Homeowner's and business insurance does not cover any damage from floods, or "rising water." The official web site of the National Flood Insurance Program is FloodSmart.gov.

  • Assess your flood risk. The chances of your home or studio being flooded...more

Fri, 16 Jan 2015 05:00:00 -0600

A fireman inspects the remains of Jode Hillman's woodshop.

It’s January. You have likely made great resolutions to advance your art career in 2015, but here’s one resolution every artist can quickly check off the to-do list in less than an hour!

Resolve to visually record your art business inventory. Let's get started!

“I would recommend to any artist to do a yearly inventory of tools and materials. The time you will save and peace of mind earned will be well worth it,” says New Jersey wood carver Jode Hillman regarding his insurance claim after a 2013 woodshop fire.

New Artists' Relief Exchange from CERF+

CERF+ Artists' Relief Exchange - a new online tool to connect artists' needs with offers of free assistance. If you are an artist recovering from an emergency, post your needs here! Or, if you have things to donate that an artist may need, post them here!

CERF+ Facebook Feed

During significant disasters, information about sources of assistance and other disaster-related news will be posted to the CERF+ Facebook Page. "Like" CERF+ to get into the flow if this information.

Studio Protector Blog

The Studio Protector® has two complementary parts:

  • This Online Guide that provides in-depth information including articles, interviews with artists and experts, tips, and annotated resource lists

  • A Wall Guide that provides easy-to-follow checklists for emergency preparation and response (retail price $16)

    The Studio Protector® Wall Guide is an easy to use reference tool with basic checklists for emergency preparation and response. 

    It has easy-to-follow tips for last-minute preparations before an emergency and steps to take after an emergency to get you started on a productive course. It is totally low-tech - no batteries required!

    Get your copy of the Studio Protector here.

 

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