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dPlan | ArtsReady - Online Disaster Planning Tool

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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, or a university purchasing on behalf of several departments.

Arts organizations

A limited number of free 1-year subscriptions are available to arts organizations. Fill out this form to receive a discount code:

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. 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, click "Create account," and select "Pocket Response Resource." This will provide access to the downloads. An email address is required.

PRR Guides and Resources

Follow this link to 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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