Train the Trainers Workshops/Webinars

Webinars: Getting Prepared to Talk about Artists’ Preparedness

CERF+ is offering a “coaching” webinar to help arts administrators, arts business consultants, and other arts professionals introduce the Studio Protector toolkit as part of their professional development services and technical assistance to artists. This is a free 50-minute session co-led by Craig Nutt (CERF+’s Director of Programs and the Creative Director of the Studio Protector) and Susan Schear, an arts business consultant.

This tutorial grew out of feedback from colleagues from artist service organizations, state arts agencies, and teaching artists who were enthusiastic about the Studio Protector toolkit, but who needed help in getting the attention of artists around the “near taboo” subject of emergency planning.

What it covers

The webinar provides an overview of the contents of both the Studio Protector wall guide and the much more in-depth companion website ( and the usefulness of these resources for both major and “everyday” emergencies. Also discussed are strategies for engaging artists’ attention in a challenging subject.  The 35-minute presentation is followed by a 15-minute call-in session.

What support materials we provide

Webinar  attendees receive a Studio Protector wall guide in advance.  Following the training we provide a list of FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions), a set of PowerPoint slides and a set of handout cards -- all designed to help convey this critical information to colleagues and/or constituents whether in formal, professional development programs, one-on-one discussions, blogs or other communication vehicles.  While there is no charge for the webinar, participants are expected to share the information about the toolkit soon after the session.

Advance registration is required. For a schedule of upcoming webinars, visit or email

Photos (L-R): Artists' preparedness workshop in Nashville, TN.