The Art of Mass Gatherings in North Carolina
The State of the State of NC’s Mass Gatherings
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Jennifer Pickering from the LEAF Festival synthesizes her learnings from The Art of Mass Gatherings
Event Planners Panel
Key takeaways from North Carolina event planners who have participated in the Art of Mass Gatherings in North Carolina
The Future of Our Arts + Events Workforce
What is a Mass Gathering Specialist, and how can 4 pillars thinking enhance earning/thriving/response/recovery?
Learn more about initiatives increasing resilience in the state of North Carolina, from Hometown Strong to support programs for rural arts & cultural workers to statewide plans to built reservist & responder programs. Featuring key case studies from Asheville and Raleigh’s emergency response initiatives.
View recorded remarks from Thomas Whalen, Safety Director of the NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources:
Arts + Cultural Asset Mapping
Our Arts & Cultural Asset Maps document the physical infrastructure, capacities, and knowledge stewarded by local arts, culture, and event industries. It helps identify tangible and intangible arts and cultural resources worth protecting and also maps how local people and organizations can contribute to community resilience, especially as places seek to fortify themselves against natural disasters. Learn more about our approach and join us at this session for hands-on mapping & networking!
Learn what’s in store for the Art of Mass Gatherings (AoMG) and North Carolina creative resilience. Plus, grab your certificate to recognize the NC AoMG events you’ve been part of!
Links & Resources
Check out various links, organizations, and ideas shared by participants during the webinar! E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have something to add.
In these times of rising inequality, consider bringing on Equity Sponsors to increase access to your event!
Arts Access NC provides opportunities for disabled artists.
FEMA, or the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is responsible for providing assistance to people affected by natural disasters and emergencies in the United States. In FY 2023, FEMA has allocated $800 million for the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant program and $1 billion for the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant program 1. These two competitive mitigation grant programs provide funding to states, local communities, tribes, and territories to address high-level future risks to natural disasters such as wildfires, drought, hurricanes, earthquakes, extreme heat, and increased flooding to foster greater community resilience and reduce disaster suffering 1. The application period for these grants is open from Oct. 16, 2023 – Feb. 29, 2024. Learn more or apply.