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dPlan | ArtsReady - Online Disaster Planning Tool

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dPlan|ArtsReady RELEASED June 2022

dPlan and ArtsReady have been upgraded with 21st-century usability and even more features as dPlan|ArtsReady.

dPlan|ArtsReady is a comprehensive online tool for disaster preparedness and response, designed with arts and cultural organizations in mind. The tool includes:

  • Resources for response and recovery
  • Guided risk assessments
  • Storage for critical files
  • Easy access online and via mobile phone
  • Affordable annual subscription rates

More information and subscription rates are available at

Bulk purchase – 10% discount

Please contact [email protected] to arrange a bulk purchase, e.g. a consortium purchasing on behalf of its members or a state agency purchasing on behalf of state institutions.

Arts organizations

A limited number of free 1-year subscriptions are available to arts organizations. Fill out this form to receive a discount code: Note that a credit card number is required for all account registrations, even though your amount due will be $0.

Original dPlan Account holders

If your organization had a dPlan account prior to December 17, 2021, then the account was imported into the new dPlan|ArtsReady. (Note that any data you entered into your dPlan account after December 17, 2021 was not imported to the new interface.) Please see the video tutorial Imported Accounts for more information.

Selected data from your organization’s original dPlan account has been imported into the “Critical Stuff” module within the new dPlan|ArtsReady. Not all fields in the original dPlan map directly to the new tool, so you may notice that your organization’s data is miscategorized. The Admin user on your account can view, add, edit, and delete Critical Stuff. We recommend that the Admin review the data imported into Critical Stuff and also look at your organization’s original account to see if there is any information that should be moved manually to the new tool. Your organization’s old dPlan account will be available at through March 30, 2023. Contact [email protected] with any questions.

Pocket Response Resource (PRR)

dPlan|ArtsReady includes the Pocket Response Resource (“PRR”). This free, customizable template is accompanied by the PRR Guides and Resources, a library of basic emergency-planning resources.

To download the PRR instructions and template, create an account at and select the “Free Plan.” This will provide access to the downloads.

PRR Guides and Resources

Access the PRR Guides and Resources, a library of basic emergency-planning resources

Help and FAQ

Do you have a question about dPlan|ArtsReady?

History of dPlan

Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, NEDCC and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) partnered in 2004 to create dPlan, a free online template that allowed museums, libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions of all sizes to develop a customized disaster preparedness and response plan.  A 2017 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant awarded to LYRASIS for the Performing Arts Readiness project included funding to combine and upgrade NEDCC's dPlan with South Arts' ArtsReady online preparedness tool. The new dPlan|ArtsReady was released in 2022.


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