Invitation: Disaster Resources Expo and Symposium

Good Afternoon,

The Houston Arts Alliance in partnership with the Fresh Arts Summit will host a FREE disaster resources expo and symposium.

Location: Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards St., Houston, TX 77007

When: Friday, July 19, 2019, Expo-1200-1400 and Symposium-1400-1700

Resources Expo: 12pm-2pm

Free and open to the public.
The expo will have several resources available to artists and creative entrepreneurs at tables. HAA is sponsoring the expo and facilitating the following resources:

  • TX-CERA (Texas Cultural Emergency Response Alliance) teach artists how to recover their assets after a flood.
  • Performing Arts Readiness will provide sample documents to help entrepreneurs develop a plan to ensure their safety in case of emergencies large and small.
  • HAA will provide Hurricane Preparedness Guides specific to artists and arts organizations, as well as the CERF+ Studio Safety Guide.

Symposium: 2pm-5pm

Free and open to the public, but designed for those who have an emergency plan and want to expand on their preparedness knowledge.After a year of consulting through HAA, Emergency Preparedness Consultant Ellen Korpar, from the Performing Arts Readiness Project, will speak about what she has learned regarding the readiness of performing arts organizations for emergencies in Houston. Building upon this report, former fire chief and emergency management expert Gary Friedel will facilitate a tabletop recovery exercise which will group TX-CERA experts and additional attendees in cross-network groups to develop a response framework and strategy in a  real-world scenario.

Please register at


Charity Dominguez