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dPlan — Online Disaster Planning Tool



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

  • An intuitive and customized interface that maximizes the usability and functionality of the tool
  • Guided planning for risk assessment, continuity of operations, 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

To access your existing ArtsReady or dPlan accounts, visit or  Sign up for NEDCC's E-News List to receive updates about the release of the upgraded dPlan.

Pocket Response Resource (PRR) - Phase 1 Release

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 Resource Library of curated and annotated emergency-planning resources. For more information and for technical assistance, contact NEDCC at or call (978) 470-1010.


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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 2.0 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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