CRISIS ANALYSIS & MITIGATION
Crisis Analysis and Mitigation coaches (CAM) and State/Local Activation Teams (SLAT)
Over the last 25 years, the number of arts and culture communities and creative economies around the country that have experienced the devastating impact of a large-scale human-made or natural disaster has risen dramatically. There have been enormous and often permanent losses whenever catastrophic events have occurred. With initial support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and a substantial grant from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, the National Coalition of Arts’ Preparedness & Emergency Response (NCAPER) developed the Crisis Analysis & Mitigation (CAM) Coaching Program for Arts Responders to be a nationwide network of arts responders trained by AIR Institute to coach distressed communities in developing or expanding mitigation efforts using the arts and creativity. Rather than waiting for another disaster to occur, NCAPER’s CAM network coaches will be able to work with affected communities as part of the mitigation process to be better prepared for the next disaster. Adapting the AIR Collaborative’s values and training workshop design tailored for arts responders, CAM Coach training will focus on arts responders’ learning and practicing techniques for facilitating diverse community groups. The training will approach community recovery by developing creative responses designed to mitigate future disasters and build preparedness. Arts responders will use techniques for guiding groups to develop their own unique and creative ways of reducing the risk that recurrent disasters pose to their communities.