Disaster Recovery for Arts Organizations: Damage Assessment, Claims & Relief Aid

As communities recover from natural disasters, arts and cultural organizations face a unique set of challenges. These organizations often house the history, heart and soul of our communities, but can have difficulty accessing the types of support or immediate financial assistance provided to community infrastructure such as electricity, water, and housing. There are several resources available to guide artists and organizations through damage assessment, claims and relief aid as they navigate rebuilding within their communities. ARTS6


Ripple Effects Mapping: A fun, story-based evaluation tool

How do we tell the story of Extension and how it leads to community change? Ripple Effects Mapping (REM) is a story-based evaluation tool that captures the intended and unintended impacts of a complex program or network. It is a qualitative evaluation tool developed by Extension professionals and community developers. Dr. Nicole Breazeale with the Department of Community and Leadership Development provides step by step instructions on how to create a ripple map to document the community level impacts of Extension programming. ARTS5


Attending the Performing Arts: Audience etiquette

Arts Extension Specialist Stephanie Richards provides a primer on the 10 things that we all can do to be responsible and respectful patrons at a live, public performing arts event. ARTS4


Story Circles: A powerful engagement technique

Dr. Nicole Breazeale with the Department of Community and Leadership Development provides three examples of story circles, and then dives into step-by-step instructions to lead you through the process. She includes a list of tips and tricks for story prompt construction and facilitating virtual story circles. Dr. Breazeale also outlines where story circles might be useful for those working in Cooperative Extension. ARTS3


Increasing Youth Access to Quality Arts Experiences

Arts Extension Specialist Stephanie Richards provides practical ways to increase youth access to quality arts experiences, and explains how our communities and local economies benefit from supporting robust arts opportunities. ARTS2

Supporting the Arts in Economic Recovery

Arts Extension Specialist Stephanie Richards offers five clear approaches to advance the creative economy during the re-opening of the arts sector. ARTS1