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dPlan | ArtsReady 2.0 - Online Disaster Planning Tool



dPlan and ArtsReady 2.0 are being upgraded with 21st-century usability and even more features.

Preparations are being made to migrate data from existing dPlan accounts to the upgraded dPlan. Note that any changes made to your existing online disaster plan after December 17th will NOT be migrated to the new plan. Your dPlan account will continue to be available for viewing and printing while we are preparing to launch the new tool on March 1, 2022 and for a year afterward. If you have questions, please email         

  • An intuitive and customized interface that maximizes the usability and functionality of the tool
  • Guided planning for risk assessment, preparedness actions, and response and recovery in disasters large and small
  • Expert resources vetted by NEDCC and ArtsReady
  • Migration of saved data from the current dPlan version to the new interface
  • Printable version of your disaster plan for when technology is down

Sign up for ArtsReady Alerts or NEDCC's E-List to receive updates about the release of the upgraded planning tool. To access your existing dPlan account visit

Pocket Response Resource (PRR)

LYRASIS’ Performing Arts Readiness project (PAR) released the Pocket Response Resource ("PRR") in September 2020. This free document is Phase I of the new, improved dPlan/ArtsReady 2.0 online readiness planning tool and is accompanied by the PRR Guides and Resources, a library of curated and annotated emergency-planning resources. 


Please enter a valid email address to access the PRR Template and Instructions and to receive future updates:

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PRR Guides and Resources, a library of curated and annotated emergency-planning resources

LEARN MORE about the upgrade project

The funding for the improvements comes from an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant awarded to LYRASIS for the Performing Arts Readiness project, which includes emergency preparedness workshops and consultations in addition to the online tool. LYRASIS has partnered with South Arts and NEDCC to combine and upgrade their respective disaster planning tools, ArtsReady and dPlan.

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 program to help institutions write comprehensive disaster plans. dPlan provides a template that allows museums, libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions of all sizes to develop a customized disaster preparedness and response plan. Each institution’s password-protected plan is stored on a secure server. Visit dPlan to use or view the introductory demo.

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