Whether you are an artist, creative professional, or arts organization manager – it pays to have an emergency preparedness plan.

New Mendocino County Emergency Website

Arts Council of Mendocino County (COVID-19) Resources and Response Center

MendoAlert, the Mendocino County Emergency Alert and Notification Service

Community Resource Hubs and Alternate Rescue Routes Throughout Mendocino Coast Health Care District

a set of tools for supporting each other and our leaders through challenging times

Mendo Lake Food Hub

Increasing the availability of local produce and the viability of local farms by connecting growers and buyers through an easy to use network

Public Safety Power Shutoff Resorces:


Find what you need during the power shutoffs such as open gas stations, grocery stores, hardware stores, etc.

Are You Prepared?

PG&E PSPS Resources





Arts & Culture Resources

Americans for the Arts – provides links to tools for artists and arts organizations to be prepared on the front end of an emergency.

ArtsReady – an online emergency preparedness service by and for arts/cultural nonprofits, provides arts organizations with customized business continuity plans for post-crisis sustainability.

Cultural Placekeeping Guide – How to create a network for local emergency action —for arts agencies, arts and culture organizations, and artists.

National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness & Emergency Response – helps ensure that artists, arts/cultural organizations, cultural funders, and arts businesses have the capacity and ability to respond effectively to disasters and emergencies affecting the arts and culture sector.

Performing Arts Readiness Project –  a pilot project that focuses on efforts to raise awareness of the value of and priority for planning for emergencies among performing arts organizations.

Studio Protector (by CERF+): A step-by-step process for ensuring that you are ready for a disaster before it arrives.

General Resources

Mendocino County Disaster Recovery

As an M-ROC partner, North Coast Opportunities provides disaster case managers to support the needs of fire survivors. Grant applications, local resources, and one-on-one support is available.

County of Mendocino Emergency Preparedness – Emergency Responders may be unable to reach all citizens for various reasons and therefore it is essential that individuals and neighborhoods be prepared to be on their own for a minimum of 3 to 5 days; this website covers emergency kits, communications, and more.

Plan Ahead for Disasters – Ready.gov

Emergency and Disaster Preparedness – learn how to make a plan, including building an emergency kit with basic survival items.

Listos – A grass-roots disaster preparedness program that can be tailored to meet the individual needs of Spanish-speaking communities.

Public Safety Power Shutoff – PG&E may have to turn off power during extreme weather or wildfire conditions; find preparedness information at this link.

Wildfire Resource Guide: A Message from Rep. Huffman

After several years working with wildfire survivors, I know how complicated and daunting the recovery process can be. This year, we have an added threat that requires adapting the way we respond to fires – the COVID-19 pandemic. That is why I’ve developed a new Wildfire Resource Guide. I want to ensure you have the information and resources needed to safely navigate this fire in the face of a deadly pandemic and can quickly and easily recover when we come out on the other side.

The guide can be found here or by visiting my website. It includes information about all the federal resources currently available to those affected by the fires, including FEMA assistance and Small Business Administration loans. The guide will be updated if and when more resources become available.

My staff and I are here to help in any way we can. We are here for the long haul. Please don’t hesitate to call one of my district offices if you need assistance. If we aren’t the right place to get you what you need, my staff will guide you to the state and local resources too.

Thank you, and stay well.
Jared Huffman
Member of Congress


ACT Insurance, Artists, Crafters, and Tradesman Show & Event Insurance

Business Insurance: Guidebook for Artists, by CERF+ and Studio Protector

Insurance Hub, from CERF+

COVID -19 Preparedness in the Arts

ACMC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Response Center

Links & Resources

Art House Convergence:  Preparedness Resources for Theaters and Festivals

National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness & Emergency Response (NCAPER):  Preparedness for the Arts Sector

CERF+ | The Artists Safety Net:  CERF+ Responds to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

American Alliance of Museums:  Resources & Information for the Museum Field

Theatre Communications Group:  Coronavirus Preparedness Webinar

Events, Videos & Guides on preparing your organization:

HowlRound: Financial Strategies for Freelance Artists in a Time of Crisis

HowlRound: Artists In a Time of Global Pandemic (American Sign Language interpreted & Closed Captioned).

Silent Rhythm’s Inclusion 101: Inclusive “Distancing”: a Guide for the Arts & Culture Sector on the Inclusion & Accessibility of Persons with Disabilities During COVID-19

DeVos Institute of of Arts Management: Practical Steps in a Time of Uncertainty (wise words from Michael M. Kaiser, Chairman, and Brett Egan, President)

Artist in the Spotlight

Event Spotlight


Pacific Textile Arts' Annual Fiber Fair and Textile Bazaar

at Pacific Textile Arts, Fort Bragg

October 8, 10 - 4 pm