HURRICANE SANDY RESOURCES
Many of the individuals and communities hit by Hurricane Sandy are struggling to secure basic needs for food, shelter, and safety. A full assessment and understanding of the losses and damages suffered by arts and cultural organizations and artists will not be known for quite some time.
Here are some general links to information and resources that are available.
Federal Response / Resources
The Federal Emergency Management Agency -- FEMA -- has declared certain counties in the following states disaster areas in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Click on the state for the Disaster Declarations and information on decalred counties.
State and Local Response
NEA staff has been hearing from artists, arts professionals and cultural organizations in the affected regions. In addition, we are learning from arts service organizations and cultural funders regarding the implementation of recovery strategies. Also, NEA staff is in contact with State Arts Agencies and many of the Local Arts Agencies in these impacted areas. Your State Arts Agency and your Local Arts Agency may have access to additional information, resources and referrals. Many of these agencies are handling a high volume of calls and inquiries from those seeking assistance.
Additional Recovery Information Resources
The National Endowment for the Arts is a partner in the National Coalition for Arts' Preparedness and Emergency Response -- the partner agencies and organization links shown on this page are a few of the more than twenty members of the coalition.
As the list of cultural partners and resources is updated, the Coalition partners will be in regular contact to share information and track relief efforts.
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