Friday, April 2, 2010

Help for Rhode Island Artists and Art Organizations Affected by Flood

"On March 30 and 31 Rhode Island experienced a flood of historic proportions.  We are only just beginning to understand the level of damage this storm has left behind.

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, in partnership with other state agencies, cities, towns and community groups, is committed to helping artists and arts organizations affected by this storm and its aftermath.  Over the next weeks and month (for
we expect this to be a long-term effort) we will attempt to assess the level of damage experienced by our colleagues in the arts community, provide information and assistance where possible, and seek resources to help in the recovery eff
ort.
Was your studio flooded?  Did you lose valuable works of art, equipment, tools?  Was a performance affected, causing you to lose revenue?  We need to gather information about facilities and equipment damage, what this may mean to budgets - loss of earned income because performances have to be stopped and/or exhibitions canceled, and whether people have any insurance to cover these loses.  Moreover, we need to get information on what this means to individuals - artists and administrators - in terms of your homes, studios, equipment, damaged work. 

We need to gather this information in order to make the case -- and seek support -- so that others understand how the entrepreneurs (artists) and small businesses in our field are facing the same things others are."

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