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Are You Prepared?


With hurricane season underway, it’s important to review your hurricane preparedness plan. 


There are a variety of tools and resources individual artists and cultural organizations can refer to when preparing for an emergency. The Arts & Business Council of Miami and the Craft Emergency Council, have prepared useful guides and compiled important links we can share to help you in the process.


•           Artists

•           Organizations

•           Resources




ArtsReady is a web-based emergency preparedness platform designed to provide arts and cultural organizations with a customized business continuity plans. An initiative of South Arts, the program has different levels of membership to help organizations get started and become informed on the steps to take in case of an emergency.


Basic membership offers organizations the following:



Alliance for Response Miami (AFR Miami)


The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs is a proud member of The Alliance for Response Miami. AFR Miami connects the arts community with the first responder and emergency management community in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. An alliance of artists, museums, archives, libraries, galleries, cultural institutions, and emergency responders in the Miami-Dade and Monroe counties, AFR Miami provides a forum for information and communication to foster a cooperative approach to emergency management and cultural heritage protection. A Weather Ready Nation Ambassador for the National Weather Service, the Alliance for Response Miami works with arts groups, cultural institutions and local emergency services to develop mutual understanding in advance of any emergency and/or disaster. For tips and resources to prepare before an emergency and/or disaster, please visit Twitter @AFRMiami and





In addition, Miami-Dade County’s Hurricane Readiness portal and guide offer detailed local information for individuals and organizations.  Here you will find information regarding the Storm Surge Planning Zones, a list of evacuation centers and the Emergency Evacuation Assistance Program. You may access the portal by clinking on the link below


To download the County’s “Hurricane Guide 2016” in a PDF format click HERE.





The new Miami-Dade County Alerts system will notify you about public safety issues and weather advisories on your cell phone. In the event of an emergency, you'll get a message or email with important information. To review details and sign up for the alerts visit


The Department of Cultural Affairs will stay in touch with you to make it through Hurricane season to the beginning of the new cultural season!